(Closed) how long did you wait to see your professional wedding photos?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: how long did your photographer leave you hanging?
    they were ready by the time i got back from my honeymoon (or under 2 weeks) : (4 votes)
    15 %
    2-3 weeks : (5 votes)
    19 %
    4-6 weeks : (4 votes)
    15 %
    6 weeks or more : (6 votes)
    22 %
    i'm still waiting! (and it's been __ weeks since my wedding - leave a comment) : (8 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    i’m curious about  this too. i’ve been waiting 2.5 weeks. i know it’s not long, but it seems like forever!

    Post # 4
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    911 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m still waiting.  Got married August 1st so it’s been 6.5 weeks….

    Post # 5
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    44 posts
    Newbee

    We got 4 discs of our pictures by the time we came back from our honeymoon.  We got married on the 7th and came back from our 1st honeymoon on the 16th.  And the pics were waiting for us at home. 

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I haven’t had mine yet but I can’t imagine waiting very long.  I’m so impatient, it would kill me!!

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We were married two and half weeks ago (Princeton bride we’re almost date twins, mine was 8/28/09) and we don’t have ours yet. When I talked to the photographer at the beginning of last week she said we should have them by this Friday. We’ll see!!! I’m super excited.

    Oh, one more viewpoint: my friend was married May 30th and she got her photos back at the end of August.

     

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    It took about 8-9 weeks until we got to see our client proofs! I begged for 5 pics of us to do shutterfly pics of–those took about a month. Our proofs were supposed to be up within 2 weeks of the wedding. Ummmmmm. noooooo they weren’t.

    It’ll be 12 weeks by the time we see a draft of the album. I hate waiting!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I was feeling totally patient until they sent me a dozen teasers.  The next two weeks were unbearable, but I think we had them in about 4 or 5 weeks.

    Post # 10
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    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    another question – how many edited photos are you all getting with your package? we had 3.5 photographers (one was there only for the ceremony, the other 3 for everything) and we’re getting all the pictures, but about 120 edited.

    Post # 11
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    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Princeton bride – how “edited” do you mean by edited?? Our photogapher’s process is this:

    – run through and remove “bad” photos

    – apply batch adjustments (color, tone, shadows) to the remaining photos

    – fine tune the really good photos (cropping, more thorough color balancing, small blemish removal, maybe playing with filters)

    – deeply edit 2 or 3  of the best images, usually the portraits (complete blemish removal, skin softening, eye brightening, teeth whitening, perfect color and contrast, etc.) she will also maybe run these through different effects/filters so even thought it’s only 3 images we might end up with 12 or so photos

    So according to her we should end up with a disc that has around 400-600 photos on it (4.5 hours, no reception coverage) that are slightly edited, 100 or so photos that are more fine tuned, and then the two or three photos that are perfected.

    If you’re only getting 120 photos total from 3.5 photographers I’d consider that a rip-off. If you’re getting 1000+ rougher photos and then 120 nicely edited photos that would seem fair.

    Post # 12
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    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    FutureMrs.Duff – thanks. We are getting 1000+ rougher photos and 120 nicely edited.  So I think we’re OK.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee

    Mine usually take about 5 weeks ( I’m a photographer ) .    I’m thinking of pushing my turnaround to 3 weeks though.      I’m assuming that would be a GOOD thing for my business,    but I do send a copy to my graphic artist who does most the editing.    He does such a great job that I think 3 weeks is the minimum turnaround time we could do working as a team.       What do you think?    3 weeks is much better than 5 right ?

    Amanda Bowers Photography

    http://www.bayarea-wedding-photography.com

    ^ No travel fee’s for the entire western U.S. on many shoots !

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    I waited eight weeks and three days. TORTURE.  They were worth it in the end, but I was getting mighty peeved waiting for them.  

    We had the photographer for nearly twelve hours on the wedding day (we took pictures for nearly three hours before the ceremony even started) and ended up with about 2,400 edited pictures in our online gallery.  The number of pictures he took was staggering and editing them all took a lot of time, which is part of the reason for the wait.

    Like I said, they were worth it 🙂  I’m not sure how to post links on here but I’ll try to post the link to a small facebook album of them <span style=”font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 2px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 2px;”>http://tinyurl.com/l52n8k

    I’m a photographer, so the wait was even worse.  I swear to my clients that I will NEVER make them wait that long for their pictures.  I average about a two and a half week turnaround, which I think is pretty reasonable.  I also do a sneak peek blog post the day after the wedding so the couple will have SOMETHING to look at and get excited about 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I think it was almost 4 weeks to the day! I was so excited when the photographer emailed me that our slide show presentation was ready!!  Now I’m just eagerly awaiting our photo album…

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Today marks 11 weeks for us. No proofs, not even 1 teaser. And no apoloy from the photographer yet, either. Except that he’s “terribly behind”. But no “i’m sorry” offered

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