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What happens after a photo shoot?

Updated: Jul 1



When working with a professional photographer, it is important to keep in mind that the photo shoot is not the end of the process. After the photos are taken, photographers have a process they must follow before delivering the edited photos to the client. In this article, we will cover the different steps taken and why they can affect delivery time.



The reality of photo delivery

We do not deliver photos the next day

One of the biggest misunderstandings clients have with photographers is that they expect photos to be available for delivery the day after the session. However, this is not always possible due to time and resource limitations.

It is important to keep in mind that the more the photographer is rushed, the worse the result will be. Photography is an art form that requires time and effort to produce quality work. Therefore, it is important to schedule the photo shoot in advance, so that there is enough time for planning, the shoot itself, and editing afterwards.

Other clients' agenda

Another factor that affects delivery time is the photographer's schedule. Photographers often have multiple clients waiting, and they need time to work on their photos. Additionally, they may also have other photography-related jobs that need to be completed within the same time frame, such as editing other photo shoots, arranging photos for events, etc.

In my case, as a veterinarian, my schedule may be more limited due to other work commitments.

Technology can delay the result

Technology is one of the main tools used by photographers to edit photos and can also be a limitation in the delivery of photos. Photographers often work with high resolution files, which means the files are larger and require more memory to work with. Additionally, we may have to deal with technical issues related to the computer or software they use for editing.

Therefore, it is important that photographers have enough time to work on their photos and resolve any technical issues that arise during the editing process.


The editing process

Your photos are edited one by one

After the photo session, the photographer has to carefully select the best photos for further editing. This involves reviewing and sorting photos, selecting the best ones and discarding those that are not suitable.


Often, customers can also participate in the selection of the photos, providing their opinion and preferences. Once the photos are selected, the editing process begins, which can be an intensive process that can take several hours.

During editing, the photographer can adjust the brightness, saturation, contrast and other aspects of the photos to improve the quality and appearance of the photos. They can also touch up small imperfections or add special effects as requested by the client.


Raw photos are not delivered

It is important to note that raw photos, that is, unedited images directly from the camera, are not delivered to the client. These photos require an editing process to adjust their quality and achieve the photographer's creative vision. Therefore, the client receives only edited photos ready to be used.




Photography is an art that requires skill, technique and creativity.

It is important to work with a professional photographer who can capture the essence of each moment and capture it in an image. Additionally, the editing process is crucial to achieving exceptional results. When choosing a photographer, it is important to consider their experience, style and portfolio of work to ensure it meets the client's needs and expectations.






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