IMAGE BACKUP QUESTIONS
We are happy to provide a digital copy of the images you order (as prints, wall art or in an album) that are sized to easily share with friends and family on social networking sites or through email. They have a small watermark and are not sized to print.
We certainly understand the interest in having an archival disc of all the images. Our desire is that our clients take advantage of our expertise, developed over many years, to create tangible wall art and heirloom albums that can be passed down to your children, rather than receiving a disc of images that inevitably sits in a to-do pile for months or even years (trust us, we are guilty of that as well!).
While many photographers provide the entirety of digital files from a session without each being fully perfected, we are not comfortable releasing high resolution images for enlargement without them being brought to our exacting standards. What we are comfortable releasing, however, is a thumb drive with your session’s digital proof files sized to a resolution that can be printed up to 8×10. We do have a minimum purchase requirement, which can be found on our pricing page.
We have never lost an image from a wedding due to the following backup workflow for each our events:
During the shoot, we back up on an External Hard Drive after each major event throughout the day. This leaves one copy on the CF cards and creates one copy on the External Hard Drive. After the shoot, we back up the CF card to a local server set up. Once the images are completed, we upload the images to an offsite location and burn another copy for our archives. At any given point, there are two copies of the files