Post # 1
I noticed on my photographers gallery site that a gallery popped up with the names and date of a wedding from last week. It appeared to be 500 completey edited images with a fun description of the event, like other older galleries that show ‘last edited’ updates as weeks or months ago.
My wedding was almost 6 weeks ago and I haven’t seen even 1 teaser pic. I understand it could have been a personal friend of the photographer that she prioritized and got completed quickly. But i know I’m not the only one waiting weeks and weeks for our photos.
Just curious how photographers prioritize what they edit, and what might get a gallery completed faster. I know all of us waiting would have all loved to get ours before thanksgiving, but I guess we will wait for christmas to show those relatives that we only see on occasion. We knew it would be 6-8 weeks cuz she told us that, but I’m just wondering how some lucky bride got her pics completed immediately.Thanks!
Post # 3
@BeeG35: I date my galleries by the day I uploaded them, not the date of the event. How can you be sure it’s a wedding that happened last week?
I generally edit in order but some weddings take me longer than others. For example, a 9 hour wedding takes much longer to edit than a half day 5 hour wedding, so I will sometimes work through the 5 hour one first. Some weddings also just take longer due to circumstances like difficult-to-correct color balance, more extensive photoshopping, etc. I would just wait until the 8 week time frame is over like your photographer promised before getting upset about anything. Who knows – maybe they paid more to have their contract state the turnaround time would be 3-4 weeks instead of 6-8? It sounds like you agreed with and were fine with the 6-8 weeks promised initially.
Post # 4
@BeeG35: All weddings should be edited in order, but every once in a while something happens (like a bridezilla) and you have to bump someone up to keep them happy. One time the bride’s brother died of a heart attack the day after the wedding and those were the last pictures they would have of him, so obviously that got prioritized.
Post # 5
The only wedding I’ve ever done out of order was because a relative was dying and of course they wanted her to see the wedding photos. Don’t feel slighted , it may be for a very bad reason
Post # 6
I work through jobs in the order I did them. But as pps have said, sometimes there are reasons for things getting out of synch. Provided that your photographer is still working to the timeframe given in your contract, I’d not trouble yourself over this other gallery.
Post # 7
I typically work in the order they’re shot, though I’ve had things come up where things have been rushed.. for instance I had a wedding where the brides grandpa and the grooms father both died following the wedding so I bumped theirs, and let my other clients know I would be a little behind.
Post # 8
I always work in order of what I shoot and within a day or two of the wedding I ALWAYS post a teaser of atleast 10-15 images. Turn around time for me is typically 8-10 weeks for everything.
Post # 9
I work in the order of what I shoot, but I prioritize weddings over engagements / lifestyles / smaller sessions because weddings take longer. I try to give all my clients some sneak peeks to hold on to during the waiting period. I fortunately never had a relative die on me DURING the editing (though many did, shortly after), but that would be a reason for me to bump something up.