With our 2009 and 2010 wedding packages, we include all of the photos edited on a DVD. This may change in the future but this blog post is to show you what our photos look like straight out of camera (SOOC) vs edited and processed in Adobe photoshop and/or Lightroom. We also give a limited copyright with the DVD. This allows you to print the images (though we do not recommend printing at a one-hour lab – comments on this further down in this post), post them on the internet and use them for any personal use. They can be duplicated for backup but not to be given to a friend or relative. You also cannot make changes to the images we give you (cropping and resizing are ok, but please leave the image editing to us).
How much do you edit the wedding photos?
An edit can be anything from increasing contrast, adjusting levels (or brightness), adjusting the white balance, changing color hues and tones, removing blemishes, adding textures, split-toning, removing distractions in the background, and any other enhancing effect. Each image requires a unique edit. Some will only be converted into black and white, while others will have a texture added, colors changed, split tone added, blemishes removed, etc. Just editing one photo can take anywhere from 3 minutes to 30 minutes. Remember, your not just paying for us to shoot your wedding day, your also paying us to edit your photos!
Here are four before and after examples:
Within the next 6 months or so, we may be purchasing a large format printer, which can print up to 44′ wide and as long as we want. This will allow us to do all of our printing in house, which means we could have a turn around time of 24-48 hours max on prints!