Post # 1
Can anyone tell me when they expect or have received their disc of wedding photographs. I know each photographer is different, but am trying to find out what the norm is.
If it’s included in your package, do you get it right away or is there a waiting period?
If I am not ordering an album, do I need to wait? Do you pay extra for it? How much?
Post # 3
It depends on the photographer. But I can speak for myself. I have a pretty fast work flow, however I make sure every single photo given to the client is processed and developed to my business’ standards. This can take as little as a day for a portrait session, to up to a month during the busy season. I usually try to stay on top of things and have a bit of a leg up do to being a graphic artist before I went full time into photography.
This applies to just a CD of photos of course. Turnover time increases depending on albums and other package goodies that the Bride chose.
Post # 4
For the photoraphers that I looked at where the CD wasn’t part of the package, it was about $300 or $400 to add it.
I think when you receive the CD will depend on if your photographer is editing the images, or just giving you all the raw pictures.
Post # 5
I include the high res DVD in my package. It’s just easier.
It takes me about a month to get the DVD to the clients. There are several factors at play.
- I edit all of my photographs. That extra bit of love takes some time, but is worth it.
- I work a full time job and I moonlight as a photographer.
- I have the pictures up on my site a week or two before I send the disk.
- Busy season or not makes a huge difference. It takes me way less time during the winter.
I think as long as you are in good communication with your photographer you can feel comfortable with a longer amount of time. I just mean, you can know that he/she is actually working on your pictures and didn’t disappear.
Post # 6
I’m a Bay Area wedding photographer who charges $1500 for a 5 hour shoot and $150 for each extra hours for photos on CD. You don’t get the photos right away and it’s a GOOD thing because editing is included. I turn mine around in 4-5 weeks, but turnaround might be different for your photographer.
One thing to be aware of when buying a CD package like this is to really get a good understanding of what editing is included. You want “Ready to Print” photos that are edited . Shooting in only half the job , so make sure you get edited photos ( or be aware you may have to pay for editing later on ).
Always view WHOLE WEDDINGS with a lot of images from a SINGLE wedding to get a good idea of what your pictures will look like !
Post # 7
We paid an extra $800 to get the pics on a disc. We didn’t get a package though, we added what we wanted a la carte, b/c we didn’t want the “typical” things like an epic session, any albums, printed proofs, etc. It’s been 6 weeks so far. We are hoping to get the disc by Christmas.
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I am paying extra to get a disc of 500-600 edited images – it was number 1 on my priority list!