(Closed) quick question for photographers…

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
3101 posts
Sugar bee

@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
406 posts
Helper bee

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
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
1651 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

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