Delivery of Photos and Video
Updated: Jul 26
People look at my delivery and some get upset that it takes so long to edit the photos and deliver. The delivery that I give is the same delivery that most photographers give a client, some give a lot longer delivery. it takes time to go over each photo and video. I go over each image and adjust the color and brightness and some I put into photoshop to correct problems like face and remove out people in photos. It takes 2 to 3 hours of editing for every hour that I spend photographing and 4 to 5 hours for every hour on video. This takes
time, on video, look at camera shake, wind noise, people walking in front of the camera people standing in front of the video camera which then the video is a wasted video. I use Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop for photos and Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audtion for video.
There is even one videographer that gives 5 months for delivery of video and he is very firm on that and he charges 3 times the price I charge too.
There is another photographer I know that delivers within 2 weeks but he charges 4 times the price that I charge.
if I do a 4 hour wedding for video, I use 2 to 3 cameras. each camera goes the whole
time that is 8 to 15 hours of video that I have to go through. frame by frame.
if I do a 4 hours of wedding photography it all depends on the size of the guests at the event.
I have did some events where only 30 people and some with over 300 people. The amount of photos that I take all depends on the guest list. I like to go around at first and do portraits of people then do candid's which is guests not knowing they are being photographed.
Early in the season, it does generally takes me about 3 weeks but as the wedding season gets more and more active from late May to late November delivery is 60 to 90 days.
No matter what I tell a client, they assume that delivery is days, I have had in the past, clients who call me not only daily but hourly on when they will get their photos or video.
I do not return calls as I would spend all day on the phone with some going over why.