FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No - My goal with the free consult is to eliminate the need for trial edits. I want my clients to first focus on finding an Editor that they feel confident and comfortable with. Once we’ve moved on to the style consult, I’ll ask detailed questions to ensure to I feel confident with the directions being provided. I do encourage starting with a portrait session, prior to the first wedding. If that’s not possible, I send back small percentages of the first 1-2 weddings for review before finalizing an entire catalog.
I’ve found that even with trial edits, Editors can spend an ample amount of time editing 10-20 images. It does not showcase their true work or time spent on a full wedding. It takes time and feedback to truly understand an editing style.
Absolutely not! Gosh, what a headache that would be. I do have an associate editor, but we each have our own individual clients. I fully understand the fear of sending off an entire gallery, and having work returned that is not consistent or doesn’t even look like your editing style. I’ve heard clients voice these frustrations when coming from major editing companies.
We can completely eliminate that fear by working 1:1. Even in situations when you want to send additional work beyond what we agreed upon, I always do my best to assist you and I’ll communicate any circumstances under which the turnaround time may need to be delayed, etc.
No. The beauty of outsourcing is that you can start with as little or as much as you want. If you’re nervous about getting started, whether due to cost, style, etc. I completely understand. I’m 100% open to easing you into the process. You can maintain full control over your budget by sending a percentage of your weddings or a percentage of images per catalog.
Ready to add more work on later? Absolutely. I do a calendar review quarterly to ensure that I have the flexibility to help each client adequately, while maintaining quality work and turnaround times. My only request is that I edit at least 80% of the work previously agreed upon, or I cannot hold your spot as a photographer.
Oh girl, I sure do. If you’re ever in a professional working relationship without a contract, you may want to reconsider. My contract outlines everything agreed upon between both the Photographer and the Editor, prior to getting started. It’s just a great way to put all of those verbal agreements into a trusting working relationship. It’s a safety measure to protect your business and mine!
I’m available to answer questions at any time regarding the contract and always want to ensure you fully understand the terms prior to signing!