When you hire your wedding photographer, you are entrusting him/her to tell the story of your day (that’s why it’s so important that your visions match both ways) and so the final images will be chosen by the photographer. For a wedding day of 8 to 10 hours, on average my clients will receive between 400 to 550 final images. More if it was a full day. For a portrait session, you can expect between 25 to 40 final images. That said, these numbers are an approximation only. I believe in quality over quantity and I will provide you with as many photos as it takes to tell your story. Images that aren’t chosen by me won’t be released to my clients, as they won’t be edited.
Certainly, all the images you receive will be edited by me. You will receive ready-to-print, high-resolution JPEG files. The post processing I do includes but is not limited to exposure, white balance, color, contrast, and saturation. Fairly simple and nothing intensive, as I like to keep my photos looking natural.
It takes approximately 6-8 weeks to get the final images, but you will get a sneak peek online within a few days of your event. Final images include editing and color correcting so that all shots are perfect.
No you don’t have to, I offer solo coverage for smaller, more intimate weddings. However, a second photographer is essential for a complete narrative of your day if you have a wedding with more guests. He/she would photograph the groom’s prep while I photograph the bride’s prep. They would cover different angles during portrait time, candid’s and guests reactions during the ceremony and reception. And generally catching things that I may miss because I’m not able to be in more than one place at a time.
No you don’t have to, though an engagement session is a great way for the couple to get comfortable with me and great for us to get to know each other. They are also especially helpful for the camera shy folk.