Post # 1
I’ve been advised to ask my potential photographer to provide the pics on disc after the wedding. She doesn’t list this in any of her packages. Any tips on this topic – the cost, how long it takes to get the CDs, etc.?
Post # 3
We did this for our e-pics and will be doing this again for our wedding. There was an extra fee of $120. It took maybe 1 month or a little more to get these back.
Post # 4
Well, don’t just ask for it because other people told you to. Decide what you want to do with the photos and whether or not you need it. If you will want to print your own copies of the photos (over and above whatever is included in your package), then you should make sure that you have a CD with the high resolution images. Make sure you get the HIGH res images. If this is not included in her packages, then ask how much it would cost to purchase the CD. If she won’t allow you to purchase them, I would suggest finding another photographer as I find this to be an extremely irksome practice on the part of photographers and they do it just to get more cash.
In my case, I knew that I didn’t want to be forced to purchase any of the prints through the photographer. We might purchase a few select ones that way for framing, but the rest I wanted to be able to print at my leisure so I needed a package that included the high res images on CD. It was a dealbreaker for me if the photographer didn’t include this.
Your photographer should send you the CD of images as soon as you approve the final images and not before. Be certain that you will get to approve them first.
Post # 5
From our 10/05 wedding, our photog listed everything promptly on pictage. Just a few weeks ago he send us a proof book (including the e-session) and low-res pics). Once the one year mark rolls around he’s sending us the high-res pics on cd.
If you are asking your photog to edit any pictures, ask for the edited high-res pics on cd – not the raw images.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL
The hi-res DVD was very important to me cuz I knew I wanted to design my own MyPublisher album, so that was one of my must-have criteria when I was searching for a photographer. Our DVD was included in our package, and we got it within 1 month.
I think you should definitely try to negotiate this into your package, since it seems you haven’t booked a photographer yet. Purchasing prints off the photographer’s site is SOOO expensive, we are talking $6 or more per 4 x 6 print!! I printed some of our professional pix through Snapfish and had GREAT results (for 10 cents a print!)
Post # 7
Often times photographers will include digital negatives in their package on a disc. This is important if you are having shared copyrights and plan to print your own photos at any establishment. Otherwise, you will be required to go back to your photographer to get prints and they can sometimes run $5 for a 4×6!
Post # 8
Thanks! I talked to the photographer and we put the CD into the package, which I will get when we get the proof book.
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2008 - Portland Armory
The high res CD is important to me because 1) I blog and want to show off my photos and 2) we are leaving on our six month trip and so won’t be ordering albums right away. Just another thing to store.
So I wanted the disc to put together my own album since I work in marketing and have the software.
If you do get one, ask the resolution of the images on the disc. I am getting two discs. First one with all the images with a resolution suitable for posting and using on a computer and blogs (which my photographer is throwing in for free, but they won’t print perfectly) and a second, more expensive, high-res disc that will print the same quality as ones that the photographer would print.
It all depends on what you are doing with them.