I once had a professor remark to another professor that I am one who almost bites off more than he can chew. It might be fair to say that, but I believe the old analogy that just as pressure turns coal into diamonds, so does pressure lead to greater results. Most wedding photographers do not finish editing all of the wedding pictures within a month of the wedding. I do not have statistics on this, but I have gathered that it takes a while for most photographers to edit and post a wedding. At Finest Moments we take all the photographs from the wedding day (from 1,200 to 2,400), delete any unwanted shots, crop them, adjust lighting, and then do touch-ups and creative lighting options. If we only take two minutes on each shot it will take a minimum of 40 hours. This is all before we custom design the album from scratch. The pressure comes in when we give our selves a goal of one week to accomplish this after a wedding. It usually takes two weeks, but it is faster than the industry standard. Why do so you ask? The answer is simple. Wedding photography is not only our livelihood (which causes us to never sacrifice our quality), but it is also our art. And, it being our art, it gives us great pleasure to hear of the joy of our clients when they see our pictures so soon after the wedding day. We know they will have our album to cherish for the rest of their lives, but it is in the time right after the wedding when the honeymoon is not really past that we as photographers are able to share in that joy.
With that, I give you the wedding of Kristy and Mike. I hope all who know them are able to relive their great day through these photographs. And for the wonderful couple, I hope they can experience that day afresh.