(Closed) How long did it take to get your pro wedding photos?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How long did it take for you to get your professional photos?
    1 week or less : (3 votes)
    5 %
    1-2 week(s) : (4 votes)
    7 %
    2-3 weeks : (4 votes)
    7 %
    3-4 weeks : (8 votes)
    14 %
    4 weeks or longer : (37 votes)
    66 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    998 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Same date!! Congrats on the recent marriage! I’m waiting to get mine back, and I forgot to ask how long, but I looked at other weddings they had on their website and it looked like an average of 2 weeks turnaround. 

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @greenidlady:  We got ours in about 3 weeks, shortly after we got back our honeymoon.  Can’t wait to see your photos!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 6
    Member
    6545 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Around 6 weeks to get mine back.

    I deliver within 6-8.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We are not yet married but I think he told us 8 weeks?

    Post # 8
    Member
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    6 Weeks on the dot.  I have a feeling our photog did nothing for 5 weeks and then knew I’d be a bitch if she went over the deadline so cranked ’em out!

    I think 4 weeks or more is very standard.

    Post # 9
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    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My photographer overbooked herself last summer, so though she said it would be 6-8 on the day of the wedding, and 8-10 on the contract, it took her about 13 weeks to get all our finished pictures to us (and even then she rushed them ahead of some other weddings she took because I told her I had groupons for photobooks that were expiring). I was very impatient, but they were of course worth the wait!

    Post # 10
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    6545 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @mchitt329:  Sometimes brides forget that they aren’t the only client a photographer has. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s not that we spend 6-8 weeks editing one wedding, it’s that we have several weddings, and they all get edited in rotation of when the wedding was shot. I can almost promise you’re photographer was not sitting on their butt for 5 weeks while your images sat there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 11
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    2359 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We just got our album last week so it took about 6 months.  Was kind of ticked.

    Post # 12
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    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @starfish0116:  Yeah, except my photog didn’t do any weddings between mine and the 6 week mark….

    She’s just starting off so not a lot of business in the off season.

    Post # 13
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    6545 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @mchitt329:  No, what I’m saying is, we work on images in rotation….so she should have been editing events that took place before yours, not after. Either way, I know personally for me it’s not just weddings – it’s sessions, commcerical work, etc. On the flip side, you said she’s just starting out, so it probably did take her that long to edit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 14
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    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @starfish0116:  The wedding she had before mine was 4 weeks before mine, and that bride got her images a week late.  I just double-checked her Facebook page (she post pics of all her sessions) there was nothing between my friend who got married 4 weeks before me and me.

    I know she has a different part time job other than photography, but I’m still not very lenient on when you say your deadline is thats when it should be!

    Obviously you’re busier than her and that’s how YOU work, but I was talking about MY situation.

    Post # 15
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    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    @mchitt329:  “I know she has a different part time job other than photography” Editing is time consuming, and when your time is already consumed by other things…

    Post # 16
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Anything under 1 month is a fabulous turn-around time. I got mine within 2 weeks. We were just super lucky that our photographer’s schedule worked out such that he was able to attend to the sorting and editing quickly.

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