When will I see my images?
Your password protected gallery will be available in four weeks after our session. During peak season (e.g. fall season), the turnaround time may vary by a few more days or so.
Why does it take so long?
After your session, your images are loaded and backed-up from the camera into the computer. Then they go into the queue to be edited in the order that they are photographed.
For one gallery, I dedicate anywhere from 4 – 8 hours to cull and edit your photos. If your gallery includes technically difficult shots (for example baby hanging from a tree branch or sleeping on a dreamcatcher), then more time is needed in Photoshop.
What if I want my images sooner?
Rush orders in less than two weeks will cost an additional 25% of the order price.
Once your order is placed, your images will be polished and retouched before being delivered electronically or by postal service. USB flash drive and/or print products will be shipped or be available to be picked up 1 – 2 weeks from the date ordered; canvas and framed art will take 3 – 5 weeks from the date ordered.
The editing process
When your gallery is ready, your images are soft-proofed which means they are color corrected, toned, cropped and the backgrounds are cleaned up. At this point, you make your selections as per your collection and submit any additional minor retouching requests. Once we receive your order, we will complete the final retouching within the next few business days and prepare your images for delivery.
Here is what your image may look like before retouching and after: