The anticipation always builds when you are getting ready to view your finished images. Which is why today I will answer : how do I receive my wedding photos? Have you asked that question? Or if you are a photographer, do you have a process to deliver your photos to clients? Like all things, there is a range of opinions and general practices. I will share my workflow so you either know what to expect or can take what you like and implement as your own.
As you can see there are a lot more steps that go in to receiving wedding photos than simply emailing a gallery. In fact, I could keep going and talk about designing your custom wedding album, submitting your day to be featured and selecting images to display in your home. It is all part of the process of being a photographer.
One of the mistakes I made early on as I built my photography business was not guiding people through a process. Off-boarding clients and delivering images needed improvement.
I started to develop systems (you can learn more about how I run my business by attending a workshop or signing up for coaching) and create a process for people to go through. One thing that I realized was important to me – and to my clients – was having tangible photos. So I invested in Make + Stow boxes and included their heirloom boxes in the delivery of my finished galleries. I used my online gallery, Instaproofs, to allow clients to share images with family and friends and select for album design. I checked in more regularly and had opportunities for clients to leave reviews, share feedback or refer a friend. It transformed my process and for photographers, here are the five steps I take to deliver wedding photos :
USB Memory direct shared their new USB type-c drives with me. I stopped sending drives for the last few years and focused only on online galleries. However, I found that clients don’t always download and remember to store in multiple places. My business is built around taking care of my clients, so I saw an opportunity to provide them with a backup. I love that these usb’s are compatible with new computers. Thank you USB Memory Direct for the custom flash drives. I love how my logo looks. What do you think?
Drives were provided as a gift by USB Memory Direct, opinions are my own.
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