The first and undeniably most important question I get from all of my clients after our session is, “How will I receive my images?”
I love this question because I love how excited all of my clients are to get their images back.
The first thing I do after a session is to download all of the photos and back them up to a hard drive and to the cloud. Within a few days (or hours) I will cull through the images and select all the best ones to finalize. “Cull” means I flag the keepers and delete the rest.
I drag the culled images into Adobe Lightroom and apply the signature studio 29 preset that I created. After doing some quick tweaks and touch-ups I export the images and convert the RAW files to usable, shareable, printable JPGs.
Then I will upload all of the finalized images to an online viewing and print ordering gallery via Zenfolio + Millers Print Lab. I always create a specialized URL with my clients so that they can easily share the gallery with friends and family. I also include a link for a mobile app so that my clients can easily download the photos to their phones and share them on social.
Within a few days, I will send you a quick preview before sending you the entire finalized gallery of images. I love sending all of my clients quick peeks at their images asap! The amount of happiness expressed by my clients just makes my heart so happy each and every time!!
For an extra charge I now also offer beautiful wooden USB drives from USB Direct! I used to just have plain wooden ones, but now I have customized USB drives with the Studio 29 Photography logo engraved in them! Aren’t they beautiful!?!? Adding-on a USB drive to your family session is a great way to share the images with your family or just keep them as an extra safe backup.
I had fun picking out a style of USB that is perfectly on-brand for Studio 29 Photography.