Following on from parts one and two , I want to conclude this series with one last post on what happens after the engagement shoot. It's an area that doesn't get touched upon much, but as someone that always wants to set expectations with my clients, it is really important to me.
So we've had an awesome engagement shoot and you guys are excited to see your photographs. Well you don't have to wait too long as your engagement photographs will be available within 7 business days of the shoot day. There's nothing worse than hearing friends and colleagues say that they've waited weeks or even months for their professional images and so I'm proud that I am able to deliver within this time frame.
When it comes to enjoying your images, my clients are sent a link to their own private online gallery where they can view all their engagement photographs. For a normal engagement session I look to present around 20 finished photographs to enjoy. The gallery is active online for 30 days from delivery and so gives you ample time to enjoy your photographs and make your selections for any products you wish to invest in. The gallery is also activated to allow your loved ones to purchase wall art, gift prints and digital downloads, should they wish to do so.
Many couples choose to use their engagement images to create some wonderful gifts and products for the wedding day itself. I find the most popular are:
The Wall Art Portrait
Choose your favourite image from your session and I will enlarge and print it in the style and finish of your choosing for display at your reception. It will be a beautiful welcome for your guests as they enter your reception. What is more, this fine art wall piece can be enjoyed in the home for many years after the big day.
The Signature Frame
I would love to have the opportunity to enlarge your favourite photograph, mount it and display it (without glass) at your wedding reception. Before your guests get seated at the reception, they sign and write a personal message to you on the mount. You are left with a timeless, personalised and framed image of yourselves that you will enjoy for many years to come.
The Fine Art Gift Print
Another way you may use your engagement portraits is to create beautiful, mounted gift prints for your parents and loved ones, beautifully gift wrapped and read to give. These are great gifts to for family members during the speeches and can be ordered directly from your engagement gallery.
The Digital Engagement Images
Finally, you also have the opportunity to purchase the digital images from your engagement shoot. On purchase, you will have the facility to download the image files from your online gallery with the permission to print for your own personal use. This download gallery is hosted for one year from purchase.
If you would love to know more about any of these product choices for your wedding, I'd love to hear from you.
I hope you've enjoyed this series on engagement shoots and it has given you a little more insight into how I work. As always, if you like what you have read here and you would like to know more about my wedding photography services please get in touch.