31. How Long Will the Pictures Take to Arrive?
Usually on the night of the wedding, if I'm not far from home or get where I'm staying earlier, then I edit a few sneak peeks to send straight away while I'm backing up the pictures. Otherwise I send them the next day so you can make your announcement on social media. The rest of the photos are edited and uploaded to your online gallery within 6 to 8 weeks, however, I normally aim to get them all done within 2 weeks of your big day.
When I got married it took months and months to get our photos back, and I remember it feeling like a bit of a downer to get them so late. Of course in busy season sometimes it will be the contracted timings, and most wedding photographers have a 6 to 12 week wait time for photos which is industry standard, however I try to get them to you as soon as possible.
We live in a time of instant gratification and guests being able to take photos on their phones, so unless it's really necessary to have longer, I try to get them to you quickly so you have your professional photos for thank you cards, social media and to share with friends who couldn't be at your wedding.