BLOG of AUTUMN THEODORE PHOTOGRAPHY
To explain the process, I'll use an example of the work that's involved after a 1 hour shoot:
Loading the photos normally takes a few minutes.
Culling is the picking process, which would take 20-30 minutes. Not every photo taken turns out to be useful (see why here). If I took 100 photos, maybe only 20 would be usable.
Editing usually takes 20-30 minutes, but could take longer depending on what I need to edit.
It's important to me to keep images backed up...in four different locations! Loading these images to my external hard drive, a cloud-based server, Google Drive, and another online resource for clients usually takes another 10-15 minutes.
Not only do I have to share the images with clients (writing an email that includes how to access the images and what to do if they have any questions), I also have to send an invoice and update my project organization list - all which takes another 5-10 minutes.
As you can tell, there's a lot of post-processing work involved. I like to share this information so that people understand more about image turnaround time as well as photography pricing.