HOW ARE MY IMAGES DELIVERED?
Houston film photographer Christine Gosch
I get this question quite often from potential clients, even after I send them a quote with an itemized list (including how their images are delivered). Understandably so. Engaged couples have so much information thrown at them from so many different wedding vendors, so it makes sense that a minor detail like how your wedding images are delivered can be easily overlooked. So here we are! Every wedding client that I work with, receives their images in 3 different ways after I’ve edited their photo gallery. Without further ado:
3 WAYS YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS ARE DELIVERED TO YOU
We’ll start with what I consider to be one of my favorite items in your delivery:
Prints. Who doesn’t love prints? One of my favorite things to do is pull out our family prints and thumb through some of my favorite memories. They’re a timeless, convenient, and nostalgic way to reminisce over one of the happiest days of your life.
Depending on how many hours of photography coverage you’ve booked, you receive anywhere from 25-100 4.5”x6” prints from our time spent together. I choose the images, and I pick images that I feel best represent the chronological flow of the day. I try to include a little bit of everything: details, locations, ceremony, portraits, reception, etc.
If you also book a FULL portrait session (boudoir, engagement, bridal, or anniversary session, resulting in about 45 final images) you will receive 10 4.5”x6” prints from our time together. If you book a MINI portrait session (boudoir, engagement, bridal, or anniversary session, resulting in about 20 final images), you do not receive any prints from your session. Your images are only delivered online, which brings us to our next form of image delivery:
A thought that may have crossed your mind while reading about prints is, “wait, so I only get 25-100 images from my wedding day?” Surprise! You get more than that.
The gallery that includes alllll of your wedding photos gets uploaded online. You can download high resolution images or web sized images (ready to upload to Facebook or social media to show your friends how awesome your wedding was). I then write the gallery link and password on a custom notecard, which is delivered in the box with your prints. Feel free to share this link with family + friends so they can see the beautiful images from your wedding! They can also purchase prints directly from your online gallery, which is pretty convenient if I do say so myself. Seriously, think of your Aunt Sally asking to see your gallery after the wedding. How nice it will be to simply send her the gallery link so she can order her own prints instead of endlessly asking you for photos.
The 3rd and final way your images are delivered are via:
USB drives are helpful, physical backups. Your online gallery expires after 2 years after it’s published, so if for some odd reason you never downloaded your online gallery, the USB is there for ya.
And there you have it! The 3 ways you will receive your wedding day images. One form is for thumbing through your highlights (prints) , the second form is for convenience and efficiency (online gallery), and the last form of receiving your images is for backup (USB). We’ve covered all bases and now you’ve got your wedding images in your hands. I hope this has been helpful!
Thanks for reading to the end, folks. Have a wonderful week!
Houston wedding photographer: Christine Gosch