Less questions, and more chats about things other have found interesting or that have come up in conversation.
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We edit all final images and it’s just the two of us doing it.
This is not the norm, as maybe others like to maintain a sleep schedule and sanity. Not just making the 50 we want to blog extra fancy, all of them in color or black and white, depending on what fits the image. There are usually between 400-800 final images, varying on the events of the day. We don’t confine the amount of images we deliver, but also won’t deliver every image we take as we believe in culling to create a cohesive narration of the day. (Seems like a lot of $2 words in that last sentence, but we work hard to create a balance and deliver a polished product.)
We really wish digital would look like film straight out of the camera, but it takes a lot of pixel-loving to give them some beautiful imperfection.
Below is an entire wedding (minus one image of Joel carrying buckets of flowers to our car at the end.) 700+ images, and are what we delivered to these two lovelies.
This is a complicated question and we wish we had a simple answer. Honestly, we’re not fast. (See previous post on why.) But we’ll usually get a few samples images, good for thank you’s or sharing, shortly after the wedding. Then the rest of the images within 4-12 weeks. (Depending on the time of year; an April would be much quicker turn-around than an August wedding.)
We’re always trying to improve what we do, and the time it takes us to do it, but haven’t found a replacement for sorting and personally editing every image we deliver. We spend a long time staring at the faces of our couples, but we like the people we work with. Just wish the time we spend looking at the pixel version of themselves was equal to the actual time we got to spend with them.
The film we shoot is usually pretty experimental, and imperfect, as we like to have fun with double exposures. View more here. It’s very observational, and not the focus of what we do, but happy to use film upon request. Currently for outdoor events, only; images would be scanned and delivered with digital files.