Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley
What do you think is the average turnaround time to receive your wedding photos from your photographer after the wedding? How long did you wait for yours? How long do you think is too long?
It has been nearly three weeks since our wedding and I’ve seen nothing from our photographer. I sent her an e-mail last week thanking her for shooting our wedding and told her I can’t wait to see the photos, hoping she’d send a sneak peek. She responded, but no sneak peek as I’d hoped. I thought there was something in our contract about it, but I just glanced it and there isn’t.
What is the etiquette on asking? Should I shoot her a quick e-mail asking her for the estimated timeframe? I’d really like to use photos for our thank you cards and I don’t want to wait too long to send them out.
Post # 3
We got ours in three weeks, but from what I understand, that’s REALLY fast.
Post # 4
Average is anywhere from 4-8 weeks, and a lot of the photographers who deliver on the faster end of that dont edit all the photos, only a select number for the album or really basic edits.
Post # 5
I think we got our entire CD edited with almost 700 pictures back right after our honeymoon so maybe 2 – 3 weeks, tops. I don’t think it’s rude to ask her for an estimate especially if you’re planning to use them for thank yous or maybe just ask her for a few.
Post # 6
We were told 8-10 weeks and they ended up coming in at right around 8 weeks. (And photographer apologzied for the delay). All images were color corrected and edited before we received them (about 1500 images).
Post # 7
4-8 weeks for the edited disks, longer for albums.
Post # 8
@moniquaa: DATE TWIN!!
I’m haveing the same issue. We had one sneak peak posted the day after the wedding and that was it. We were orginally qouted a month for getting all of ours back. But does that mean 4 week or 6 weeks? But coming up on three weeks I’m very tempted to email them about it. I keep getting asked about when ill have pictures. I go back to work next week to start school and I know I’m just gonna be asked a million more times about pictures. I want them now! lol
Post # 9
Our photog posted a sneak peek of like 5 photos a few days after our wedding. He says it will take 6 weeks for him to finish editing all of them. (I can’t wait!)
Post # 10
Our contract states 90 days. It’s only been a month, so I’m cool.
Post # 11
Ours was about 8 weeks, I think, before we got to view our photos. We got our album yesterday, 5 months after the wedding.
Post # 12
Dont stress its only 3 weeks. 🙂 Most do 4-8 weeks. If someone gets them quickly they hired a photographer that doesnt do as much editing or they dont book as many weddings so they have time to deliver more quickly.
Post # 13
Exactly a month. We received the thumb drive with images just a few days ago.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Try not to freak out yet!! 🙂 I know I was SUPER anxious to get our photos, but it took the photogs around 6 weeks. Summer and fall is prime wedding season for our photogs so I know their turnaround isn’t as quick this time of year.
Post # 15
Our photographer posted 23 edited sneak peak pictures a day after our wedding. We are getting the edited disc of all of our pictures around 5 weeks after our wedding, so around 3-4 weeks from now 🙂 can’t wait to see them!
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think up to 3 months is acceptable if you have a busy photographer. We got our in less than 2 weeks, but that is not normal.