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Behind the Scenes Part 5 | After your wedding | Oregon Wedding Photographer | Sarah Tapp Photography

Right after I leave your wedding I sit down (usually in my car) and write a few details about the day. I want to make sure I don’t forget ANYTHING! Especially because I love sharing your story and all the special details from your wedding! I’ll head home and go straight to my computer to cull your images! Culling is something photographers do when they narrow down the images. And don’t think of this as a bad thing. I want to make sure that you are getting the BEST images possible, not the blurry accidental ones or the ones with your eyes half closed and a weird expression on your face. I want you to have the images of the two of you laughing and soaking each other in! So, I sit down and start culling. I pick the best of the best and then import them into Lightroom (the best photo editing software in my opinion!).

Then I scan through all the images and pick my absolute favorites! The ones that tell the story of your love and your wedding day! I star those and then I’ll pick 2 or 3 to edit right away! Which, if you read my ‘After your session’ blog post, you know is a big deal because I don’t typically edit right after a session. After I get those 2 or 3 images exactly how I want them, I’ll post a sneak peak on social media! Sometimes it’s just one image and sometimes it’s all three! I want to make sure that you have at least one good image to make your profile pic (if you want) right after you married your best friend! Because, of course, you’re super excited, right!? And you want the WORLD to know that you JUST MARRIED THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE! And I am TOTALLY behind you in that!

Okay, so remember those images I starred as my favorites? A couple days after your wedding, I’ll go through and edit all of those and schedule a blog post with your story! I’ll include any vendors that were involved in your big day and I’ll talk a little bit about the two of you and what made your day so special and unique. This post generally goes up the Wednesday after your wedding as a little perk and sneak peak while you’re on your honeymoon!

And then the next couple weeks are usually a little quiet. I want you to be able to just focus on your love and enjoy your honeymoon! I want you to be able to get used to being married with no distractions from me! Getting married is a huge commitment and an amazing adventure and it takes time to get used to each other’s little quirks and habits. So, I want to give you that time to just focus on each other and to take a break! Because we all know, wedding planning is SUPER stressful and crazy!

The next step for me is to get into Lightroom and edit the rest of your images. This usually takes me anywhere from an hour to three hours depending on the amount of coverage you had! I make sure each image is edited perfectly and then I upload all the images into your online gallery! I email you a link and the images are YOURS! I give you some time to just enjoy the images and to look over every single one to make sure they’re exactly what you want! About a week after I deliver your images I send an email with a survey to ask how your experience was. As a photographer, I am always striving to be better. I want my clients to be so happy and well taken care of and that can only happen if I get YOUR FEEDBACK! I’ll even throw in a discount code for you to use within the next year! And then I stay in touch through social media and make sure you’re the FIRST to hear about special promotions and mini sessions!

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