Well, it's that time again, the point in the year when we start to looking back and learn from what's passed in Boston Wedding Photography. In many ways 2012 was one of our best years yet, and 2013 looks like it's going to be even better for Ryan Richardson Photography. We're hoping to continue with our successes and improve our Massachusetts Wedding Photography customer experience even more.
Part of that is making sure that clients (or potential clients) have the right information so they can make the right decision about their wedding photography. So here are a few answers to some of the most common questions about our New England wedding photography packages (and if you have a question that you want answered, feel free to leave it in the comments or e-mail us).
1. How Do I Get Digital Files with My Wedding Photography Package?
Most of our packages come with digital proofs of your wedding images, which are a great place to start for archiving you special memories and sharing on social media. Only our entry-level white label package doesn't come with digital proofs. We also make finished files available for clients that have purchased prints, albums or other wonderful wedding photography products so they can treasure beautiful artwork from their wedding day in print and on the web.
2. What's a Digital Proof?
A wedding consists of hundreds of moments and hundreds of images, and digital proofs are our way of giving you acccess to those images as a stepping stone toward creating beautiful prints from your wedding day. Digital proofs are a carefully curated vision of your wedding complete with all the little touch ups that digital photographs require for today's discerning bride (color, exposure, crop) and delivered at high resolution (2400 by 3600, perfect for up to 8x12 prints).
Finished images go above and beyond that process (and you'll see many in your highlight gallery on Facebook after your wedding). We take careful attention to maximize the beauty in each image to create brilliant colors or stunning black and white photographs. Here is where we start with a little more retouching so your day looks as flawless as you remember it (and the groom no longer has frosting on his tie). Sometimes the differences are subtle, sometimes they're like night and day if that special moment was less than perfect.
2. Can I Save $XXX by editing myself?
At Ryan Richarsdon Photography, we want to provide our clients with a finished experience from the moment they book and for a lifetime after. That product is what you're hiring me for as much as anything else. Editing is just as much a part of that process as cooking is at a restaurant. Plus, I'm sure you have better things to do right after your wedding (you can't tell through the internet, but I'm giving you a wink).
3. How Many Images Will I Get?
Our average delivery is approximately 300 images, but we don't guarantee any particular number because every wedding is different. If your wedding is an intimate affair at the oceanside you might get a diffrent number from a three-day long Indian wedding with three photographers and a cast of thousands.
4. How Do You Pick Images?
Let's be honest, every time I press the shutter button magic doesn't happen. There are times when a flash doesn't fire or something wasn't quite right with the capture, not to mention the duplicates. When editing your wedding, we are careful to represtent every moment and memory with the highest quality images (and sometimes a very powerful moment with a less than perfect image).
These aren't all the questions that clients have, just a few, and there will certainly be more to come in the New Year.