Krystal
Savvy October 2021

How many photos did your photographer retouch?

Krystal, on October 28, 2021 at 1:30 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 19
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Hi! We got our photos back before a week but because they weren’t retouched. I reached out asking if there was a certain number we can pick out to be retouched.
How many did your photographer do for you and what kind of retouching did he or she do?

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Latest activity by Vicky, on November 5, 2021 at 12:36 PM
  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
    Cece Online ·
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    For our engagement photos, our photographer edited every single photo she gave us (a little over 100 pics). Our wedding photographer also edits all photos.
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  • Allison
    Dedicated May 2022
    Allison ·
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    We just got our engagement photos back (253 photos) and they were all edited (to my knowledge at least)!

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  • W
    Super September 2020
    Willow ·
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    Check your contract


    Mine provided 6 preview photos within 48 hours that had been retouched. Anything additional he charged for, it was not pricy. His photography was so good that any retouching was more for vanity than anything else
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  • Krystal
    Savvy October 2021
    Krystal ·
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    Mine provided me with almost 3k photos. He just told me he’s going to retouch 50 for free
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  • Cool
    Super July 2020
    Cool ·
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    I probably had 200-or-so photos and I believe they were all edited.
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  • Krystal
    Savvy October 2021
    Krystal ·
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    Or would anyone recommend hiring someone to edit additional photos?
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I've never heard of a photographer giving someone unedited photos. I've had engagement, wedding, maternity and newborn photos all professionally by two different companies and both companies provided photos that were properly edited.
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  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
    Cece Online ·
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    Before doing this, I would check with your photographer. Usually editing by an outside party is prohibited in the contract.
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  • Krystal
    Savvy October 2021
    Krystal ·
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    Did they do like face retouching, background item removal, or things like smoothing out a dress? (My moms dress was messed up in all the photos where there’s a random roll…) or is it more like fixing the lighting?
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  • Krystal
    Savvy October 2021
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    Yeah we went with this photographer because he had really good sample albums! Happy with his photos, his main selling point was that if you take good photos they don’t need to be edited. I would just prefer some retouching
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I think it's more like fixing lighting rather than heavy editing like removing objects or anything like that.
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  • Krystal
    Savvy October 2021
    Krystal ·
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    Ohh in that case then it is probably for vanity reasons as well. His photos don’t need to be retouched at all for lighting
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Okay then I'm not sure what you are wanting him to edit. Fixing your mom's dress isn't something I would really see any photographer doing with all of the photos as that would be extremely time consuming. I also don't think they'd remove objects. I don't even know what kind of objects you'd actually want removed from your wedding photos.
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  • Krystal
    Savvy October 2021
    Krystal ·
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    Depending on the photos chosen, he mentioned he would remove some signs from the golf course. Also really wanted him to take our officiant out of our kiss photo!
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    That sounds like rather extensive editing so I can understand why he's wanting to charge you more to do it.
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  • Jessi
    Super October 2022
    Jessi ·
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    That's not retouching, that's actual editing that takes quite a bit of time which is understandable why he doesn't do it for everything and charges for it.

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  • E
    Dedicated October 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    We got all 500+ pics back and edited in 3 days.
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  • E
    Dedicated October 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    Ah, I see now that you want more extensive editing. That would be more money for most photographers, I imagine, and I doubt they would consent to other people editing their work.
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  • Vicky
    VIP January 2020
    Vicky ·
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    What you're describing is not retouching, it's heavy editing, and usually costs extra.

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