“ You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams
It is important to know that photographers have a certain way of working. Most of them take bajillions of shots and then work post-processing to choose the best ones and then make them look like a million dollars.
Jennifer Lam, a Sydney-based lifestyle and wedding photographer who specializes in weddings, engagements, events and family portrait sessions says that just like her, most good wedding photographers take endless shots and then the post-processing workflow happens. They review, sort, cull and polish the images so as to make them look perfect. However, at the end of the day, it the client’s choice of the images that matter. But, yes, all your images will be edited to a certain degree.
International portrait photographer Jacinta Bernard says that wedding photos include all kinds of shots – poses, candids, and what she calls “duds” (the ones that go blurry at a spot). Jacinta says that it’s good to clean up and perfect as many copies as possible with color and contrast correction.
Gemma Clarke, a Sydney-based award-winning AIPP accredited international photographer specializing in relaxed weddings, portraits and travel reveal that it is a common practice that the clients receive only the best of edited images. There are a lot that has to be deleted and the others are edited to perfection and given to the client.
Australia-based wedding photographer, Kevin Du suggests that not all images are edited. First, the replicated, the blurred, and the faulty ones are deleted. Then the best shots are edited and color and contrast corrected to make the final version according to the essential style.
So, if we can deduce anything, it is that not all the wedding images will be edited. But, the best ones are corrected and polished for perfection. Though you may or may look take a peek at the raw ones too.