Lightroom & Photoshop Tips

Top 10 Photo Edit Fixes Asked For by Brides

Top 10 Photo Edit Fixes Asked For by Brides
Image credit Photography by Orlando

This blog post on the Top 10 Photo Edit fixes a bride might ask you for may surprise you! You are a wedding photographer and love to bring out the beauty of your subjects. You understand that it is reasonable if your brides want to look their best on their wedding day. So it might not surprise you if a bride-to-be approaches you with photo edit requests on or before her wedding day. And why not? It is her big day. She wants to look beautiful and be the center of attention. She wants everything to look perfect, at least in her wedding photographs. That’s the reason she hired you.

Thanks to technology and editing software like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, there is so much that you can do when it comes to editing and retouching wedding photos. It has become a trend, for example, to smooth skin or flatten the stomach in photographs. But as a photographer, especially if you are just starting out, the question isn’t always what you can do, but maybe what should you do, and perhaps even, how much should you charge to do it? 

First, it might be helpful to know what common edits brides may request, and have a plan in place for how to set expectations for what is reasonable, and what might be above and beyond your skill level. Because brides may sometimes request very specific — and very time-consuming edits, and they might get upset if things don’t go their way. 

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The Best Decision You Could Ever Make for Your Photography Business

FEATURING GARRETT DELPH, CEO and CoFounder of ShootDotEdit

photography business decision

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 — and making a photography business decisions like handling the shoots, post-production, client communications, networking, branding, advertising, logistics, and whatnot, can be overwhelming! 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

Editing in Adobe Lightroom

Editing in Adobe 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?

Editing Wedding Photos?

How long do you spend editing wedding photos? Editing wedding photos 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 you stop editing Wedding photos and instead grow your business while saving you time and headaches. Want to know more about ShootDotEdit the editing services origin story? check out this blog post on ShootDotEdit!

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Crafting the Right Wedding Workflow for Photographers

What does having a good Wedding Workflow mean to you?

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 wedding 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?

Outsource Wedding Photo Edits

Here at ShootDotEdit, we encourage you to Outsource Wedding Photo Edits! We provide photography editing services for professional wedding photographers and, as such, Outsourcing wedding photo edits is, we believe, the best 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 Outsource Wedding Photo Edits. Let’s start with 5 of them in part 1 of this blog post. Part 2 can be found here!

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Fast 5: Outsource to Grow Your Photography Business

Outsource to Grow

If you’re serious about this mantra “Outsource to Grow” – then when it’s time to pursue that growth, outsourcing could be a strategic next step. 

There are many doors and opportunities that could open up when you choose to Outsource to Grow and one of those is to outsource your photo editing. Read on for ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

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Fast 5: Save Your Sanity with Outsourcing

Don’t let photo editing drag you away from the things you love the most.  Look into outsourcing your photo editing today and see what you’ve been missing!

Have you ever thought of outsourcing? If not, why not?

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.

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

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