QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
How will I receive my wedding photos? Will it be on USB or DVD?
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A commonly asked question that I get asked all the time is “How will I receive my wedding photos”, “Will I get a DVD or USB?”
When I first started as a wedding photographer in Sydney in 2012, I did what everyone else did and provide a DVD with all of your wedding photography. Not only was I restricted to 4GB of storage, it was incredibly slow to copy. It would literally take 4 DVD’s just to fit all of the photos. In addition to this, if my clients lost their DVDs they would have to ask me for the photos again. Luckily, I would have a backup saved somewhere, but imagine if I didn’t and all of the memories were on those discs and you lost them…
Did you know that Apple no longer has DVD players in their iMacs and Macbooks? In their eyes, DVD’s are obsolete. In a few years time, no one will have a DVD player.
Enter USB’s. They are cheap, easy and portable. You can copy multiple versions of your photos, take them anywhere and show your friends and family. You can copy them to your computer. It’s good until they do a EPIC FAIL on you and you can’t read it anymore. Don’t even mention the MAC/PC compatibility issues. Everyone has a story of when a USB failed on them….again, imagine all of your wedding photos were on that USB and it stopped working….
And guess what, they are releasing a new USB C which will make your USB’s obsolete in a few years.
As a professional wedding photographer in Sydney, I knew there had to be a better way of storing your digital photos with confidence it will be there in 5, 10, 15 years time. Future proof your photos that not only look good but it will still be around when you need it.
I’ve been using Shootproof for over 2 years now and it has made my clients extremely happy.
Here’s why you’ll love your Shootproof photo gallery
YOUR PHOTOS WILL LOOK AMAZING AND TAKE CENTRE STAGE. EVEN ON YOUR IPHONE.
Your wedding photography will be showcased with beautiful online galleries, complete with a slideshow functionality. Notice how all of your images are displayed in a tile format so it shows you a story. Not only does it look great on a desktop, it’s fully optimised for mobile.
YOU DON’T NEED TO SCROLL THROUGH THE ENTIRE GALLERY
The great thing about Shootproof is that your photos are displayed in stories of the day, example, Sarah Getting Ready, Brad Getting Ready, The First Look, The Ceremony etc. That way you can locate your photos quickly and not bore your friends and family with every photo of your wedding day. Trust me, only you and your future husband will sit through all of your photos for hours on end, not everyone will share the same enthusiasm!
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ALL OF YOUR PHOTOS IN ONE GO
The gallery allows you to download all of your photos in one go, but you can also download particular photos one at a time if that’s your thing.
PEACE OF MIND
Your gallery is secured by password protection and a private URL, plus you can hide certain “Embarrasing” photos away from your mother in law and other zealous relatives.
SHARE THE LOVE
You can easily share photos on Facebook and Twitter right from your gallery
TAG YOUR FAVOURITES
Save your favourites so you can access them again and again and again
DO YOU HAVE A BACKUP PLAN FOR YOUR PHOTOS JUST IN CASE SOMETHING GOES WRONG ON THE WEDDING DAY?
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Ask your wedding vendor if they have a backup plan, for example, with photographers ask them how they will keep your photos safe if you lose a camera, gets stolen or your memory card fails. Do they have backup equipment? What happens when it rains? If they can’t give you a good answer then I’d reconsider my decision.
Most amateur photographers don't really consider how important this is, and only carry one camera and one lens. Imagine if they accidently drop that camera, what can they do?
I personally photograph my weddings with 2 cameras which contain dual memory card slots so one card backups the other. If the event of 1 card failure, then you have the 2nd just in case.
For most weddings I have an assistant who serves as a backup to myself just in case anything goes wrong.
I also have multiple lenses so if one stops working, I have a bag full other ones I can use.
It does not stop after the wedding, so you'll be pleased to know that I have at least 5 working copies of your wedding photos by the end of the same evening as I copy it your photos to multiple devices and cloud storage to ensure it's completly safe.
Any photographer who doesnt consider photo backup as important should not be considered for your the most important day of your life so far.
I don't like wedding albums, I just want the photos on a USB. Can you do this?
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I believe your wedding photos deserves a better home than a post on social media. This is why I am so passionate about wedding albums and printing your photos.
It should be honoured and treasured in the same way you pledge to love, honour and cherish each other.
Your wedding deserves a beautiful, high quality album so I only work with the best suppliers. I've found the world's best wedding albums in Queensberry. Every time you open your Queensberry wedding album, you will fall in love again.
I include a beautifully crafted photo album in every wedding package. Of course you will have a link to send your wedding photos digitally to everyone you choose, but this should only serve as a backup.
Does opening your wedding album up in 10,20 years time evoke more memories, turning the pages and looking at the prints, or does looking at a computer screen give you a better viewing experience?
I understand that wedding albums do cost more, but in the long term it is something that won't go out of fashion or stop working dur to changes in technology.
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