Post # 1
It’s been 5 weeks, and I’m DYING to get my pics back!!! But I don’t feel that I can email my photog about it – she’s a family friend who shot the wedding for a song, and her recently deceased husband’s birthday was this week. So I reeeeeallly don’t feel like I can pester her about it. She’s semi-pro; it’s not her full-time job. Her work is generally great, but I have no idea what her typical turn-around time is.
How long did it take for you?
Post # 4
@CatyLady: Wow, that’s fast!! Lucky lady 🙂
Post # 5
@mightywombat: I know. I was completely surprised.
Post # 6
@CatyLady: were your photos 100% edited? I don’t see how that is even possible!
OP: ours were back to us in 30 days. But, i’ve seen most women on here mention 6-8 weeks as their time frame. I think that’s pretty standard for most pros – probably a good estimate for someone doing it in their spare time, too!
Post # 7
We had ours back in a month, but I believe that our photog had also specified in our contract that he would have the pictures to us in 6 weeks or less.
Post # 8
@crayfish: No they’re unedited.
Post # 9
We got some Day After pictures we asked to get pretty quickly for our Thank You’s 2 weeks after. Our wedding pictures? Now those will take a couple months because there are SO MANY.
Post # 10
I emailed my photographer what the expected time was (and I made sure to tell her I wasn’t pressing her, I just didn’t know).
Her top picks were on the blog in 4 days (3 days for those day after pics).
She says the rest will be done one month after the wedding–that’s next week! 🙂
Post # 11
@crayfish: Oh, excellent point – she’s editing all of ours, then putting them up on Shutterfly. I don’t know how many there are, but I’m sure that takes a long time – esp. if you have a day job!
Thanks, I find this reassuring.
Post # 12
What does it say in your contract? Each photographer varies in their turn around time, but the average is roughly 4-8 weeks.
Post # 13
just pop in next week with an email and ask time frame. always okay to clarify if it wasn’t stated previously.
Post # 14
My contract said 4 weeks, but due to the fact that we got married during “busy” season i waited for almost 8 weeks – its ok – it was worth iT!