Editing Workflow

The Best Decision You Could Ever Make for Your Photography Business

FEATURING GARRETT DELPH, CEO and CoFounder of ShootDotEdit

ShootDotEdit's mission statement next to Garrett Delph (CEO and Co-Founder of ShootDotEdit) standing next to his family.

Maybe it was just a few years ago that you realized your calling in wedding photography. Or maybe you’ve been in it longer than that. You decided to make your passion your business and grow with it both personally and professionally.

You’ve spent years making a place for yourself in the wedding photography industry and now you’re flooded with work from all corners. You’re happy, but also dealing with the chaos of running a business.

And we get it! Running a business can be super difficult — handling the shoots, post-production, client communications, networking, branding, advertising, logistics, and whatnot. At the end of the day, you’re just trying to keep your head above water…

If this all sounds familiar, DON’T PANIC! You’re not alone.

20 years ago, this was the life of Garrett Delph, the co-founder and CEO of ShootDotEdit.

He was the owner of a thriving wedding photography business — but it was a struggle. After years of stress and anguish, Garrett finally found his solution…

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Fast 5: Our Favorite Tips for Editing in Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom can be a fickle beast… but a powerful one.  If you’re serious about editing your wedding photos, chances are you’re going to need to wrap your head around Lightroom at one point or another.  So we’ve decided to put together five quick tips to get you started on your photo editing journey in Lightroom.

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FAST 5: How Long do You Spend Editing Wedding Photos?

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

Editing is one of the most time-consuming aspects of your post-wedding workflow. Every minute you spend editing is time not spent growing your photography business. It can be detrimental to your success and your workflow!

So let’s go over 5 ways outsourcing can help grow your business while saving you time and headaches.

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Crafting the Right Wedding Workflow for Photographers

After the engagement session, as the wedding date gets closer, there is still much to be done.

Sometimes the gap between engagements and weddings is a full year, so how do you often use that time? Do you relax and put off preparations until one week before the date? If so, you may already know how much stress this can create for you and your clients. 

So what should you be doing? Perhaps you could list everything you have learned about the couple so far — which poses suit them, what they expect from you and what gear would be best to bring for their big day.

These kinds of notes will help you a lot when planning your wedding workflow. But there are still so many ways to improve your workflow before, the day of and after the wedding.

Having a solid workflow foundation in place will benefit not only you, but your clients as well.

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Fast 5: Should You Outsource Your Wedding Photo Edits?

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

Here at ShootDotEdit, we provide outsource photography editing services for professional wedding photographers. Outsourcing your wedding photo editing is a way to streamline your post-wedding workflow. You’re able to free up your time, so you can focus on more important tasks for your photography business.

In this blog, we are going to discuss 10 reasons you need to outsource photography editing. Let’s start with 5 of them in part 1 of this blog post.

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Fast 5: Save Your Sanity with Outsourcing

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

Reasons to Outsource your photo editing

When you started your journey as a wedding photographer, what excited you most?  Was it the long, late nights spent behind a computer screen, carefully editing your images for ten to twenty hours per session?  Was it the tedious task of culling through thousands of images per wedding?

Probably not…

So what’s the quickest way to free up that time? How can you get back to doing what you love the most — whether it be shooting more weddings or tackling your marketing and client outreach?

The answer is outsourcing.

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The Complete Guide to What Wedding Photo Edits Your Bride Expects

wedding photo edits

Wedding photo edits. Editing is a necessary aspect of your role as a wedding photographer (though you don’t have to do it yourself with help from a wedding photo editor). And, editing is important to help you achieve your unique photography style. Want to know something else? Editing your wedding photos is also really important to your bride.

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Ask Anything with Jared Platt: His Top Efficiency, Workflow, and Lightroom Tips

jared platt's top efficiency, workflow, and lightroom tips

As a busy wedding photographer, your time is spent meeting new clients, shooting their engagement sessions and wedding days, and fulling their products. Your to-do list may constantly expand and your time could become more limited with every project. One of the best ways to stay on top of your workload, and eliminate stress, is to be as fast as possible and learn the best workflow, efficiency, and Lightroom tips to accomplish your tasks.

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