Your photos will be ready to view within 1-4 weeks after your session, depending on Almodóvar Photography’s schedule is at that time of year. During the editing process, we may choose to sneak a few on social media for you; but this also depends on how busy we are at the time.
PROOFING & ORDERING is done in person only. (with the exception of my out of town clients) We can either come to the comfort of your own home, with a laptop, where we can look at the photos through your TV or directly from the laptop, OR we will conduct the session here at our studio. All ordering is done at this time. As a courtesy, we release an online gallery for you to share with out of town family – once your order is placed. Anyone can then order from this gallery, which is online for 2 weeks only. •
For our out of town clients, we will post your images in an online gallery and then schedule a convenient time for us to meet in ‘HANGOUTS’ or FaceTime/Skype or by phone.
SOCIAL MEDIA (facebook) IMAGES will be posted after your order is placed; We post these to our photography page and tag you; you are then free to use on Facebook as your proﬁle pic, etc… but Almodóvar Photography’s logo cannot be cropped out and filters cannot be added. All images posted on social media are web sized (they will not be high enough quality to print).
We take lots of photos, our cameras are rapid fire, this allows for us to ‘CATCH’ small subtleties that are usually missed when someone is ‘POSING’ for photos. Allowing for a more natural smile creating a more dynamic photograph. We will cull through all the images looking for the ones that we believe represent the best in you. You will have to trust that Almodóvar Photography is choosing the best of the best for your viewing. Seriously, if we were to show you all of the hundreds of photos from your session, you would be overwhelmed and you would not know where to start.
There is one exception to this rule, Head Shots – we do release a partially edited gallery for you to look through. Once you decide, then the final images will be completely edited and delivered to you in digital form.
We do, of course! Almodóvar Photography edits all of our own images. We cannot imagine spending time dealing with a “editing shop.” They are not going to see the art in your photos like we here at Almodóvar Photography will do, we do all our own work, from start to ﬁnish. If any RETOUCHING needs to be done, it is done by us as well.
Each of our sessions includes a set number of ﬁnal images to choose from. They are all hand picked by us; edited to perfection & ready to order. * This means your skin will be ﬂawless, color will be perfected, and all artistic nuances will be applied before you see any of them.
Almodóvar Photography will archive ONLY edited images from your proofing session (for one year). All the rest of the photos will not be archived . . . yes, this means we delete them.
For events, we keep the images for three months or up to 6 months, depending on the time it takes for you to decide which ones you would either like to print or make into an album. Almodóvar Photography will purge all of our discs within one year of a shoot. It’s important for events to remember that unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will still have the images. Hard drives fail, and although we back up our images in two different locations, Almodóvar Photography can never know for sure if your images will be around when you want them. We also do not have an unending supply of storage, especially with the size of the ﬁles.
We require that all ordering be done at your in person viewing session. Almodóvar Photography does offer payment plans and we do accept credit cards as well.
The minimum print order helps you determine your photography budget. Specialty and a la carte items are available in addition to each photo session package.
Prints and announcements come in within a week; canvases in about 2-3 weeks; albums 2-4 weeks.
Digital collections of the high resolution, non-watermarked images are available for purchase with most sessions and events. They will be delivered to you electronically. We do offer a digital image for every print that is purchased (11×14 or larger – the digital image is sized according to the size print you buy. For example, if you purchase a 16×20, you will receive a 16×20 sized digital ﬁle.) A limited printing release for personal use only is included with each ﬁle, but strictly prohibits altering the image in any way. *Please note that we can only guarantee the quality of the prints when Almodóvar Photography is controlling the process to include the labs in which they are printed at.
If you have any other questions that may have been missed here, feel free to contact Almodóvar Photography and we will get right back to you.