After Your Session

After photographing a session, the culling and post-process retouching can take around 10-20 hours, depending on the amount of images taken.  I shoot my photos in RAW format and complete post-processing on each photo, with some advanced processing on the photos you receive.  The total work, including scheduling, planing, event time, and final product can average around 20-25 hours.
When/How you will receive your photos
After your session I will select all the best images from the session (usually around 30+) retouch them and post a gallery of images online within 2 weeks of your session. You select which package you would like (if you haven’t already) and depending on your package you would then select images you would like for your print items (if you select a package with prints or canvas.)   After you select you images or if you purchase a basic package, you will receive your digital images and reference prints within 1-2 weeks.   Canvases and accordion albums take about 2-3 weeks to receive.
What does a “print release” mean?
When you purchase high-resolution images you will also receive a written print release from myself. You can print as many times and any way you like.  You can have you images printed on coffee mugs, birth announcements, 11×14 prints for grandma’s wall…how ever you like.   I do give recommendations on quality printing services as well.This print release gives you permission to order quality reprints for personal use as much and as often as you like. *Please note that a “Print Release” differs from a “Copyright Release.”  All photo copyrights are retained by Blue Daisy Art. Selling/submitting images or using them for commercial purposes without the photographer’s express consent is a serious violation of copyright laws and legal action will be taken.  If you wish to post pictures on Facebook or other social media, you are certainly free to but please give credit to Blue Daisy Art photography with a link to our website: addition, a print release does not allow editing of the photos after they have been burned to the flash drive.  If you would like photos edited or altered in any way, please contact me so I can assist you. Images from your session may appear in Blue Daisy Art advertising or promotional materials, and/or on the Blue Daisy Art website.
Suggestions on printing photos from digital images
First of all, all photo printing is NOT equal.  Prints from Walgreens are not the same quality as those from other print labs.  Your images have been thoroughly prepared, therefore any “auto correction” service that a lab might provide should be turned off.  I would also advise against home printing. Another interesting issue with digital photos is size or the aspect ratio.  The photos I will be giving you will be in a 3:2.   This is great if you are printing 4×6 photos, but if you are printing 5×7 or 8×10 or even larger, some of your photo will be cropped.  Some photos labs will crop them for you, but do you really want to leave it up to a machine?  If you know you will be printing in that size and would like assistance, just let me know.  Also, if you have prints made directly from your online gallery I will have the opportunity to assist you with this free of charge. For more on aspect ratio, visit this website.For even larger pictures, canvas prints or special prints I can help prepare files for you— just let me know.  I suggest printing on matte paper, but glossy is fine as well.   Should you wish to get a canvas image printed, you can certainly go through me but another option is Royal Canvas.