Before you get too excited… you have to know one thing about our culling, blogging, post-processing workflow…. I like to keep it FAST. I’m done with my wedding from the weekend by Tuesday evening and then I get to run the rest of my business until Friday night when we start prepping for another wedding. This is how we grow, this is how we get stuff down and this is just what works for ME. I always give that same disclaimer!
Some photographers are not going to like my systems and that’s 100% ok! BUT! Whenever I find something that works BETTER than the previous system I was using, I’m going to share it!! I share these things because it may help someone speed up their workflow and that’s ALWAYS a good thing!
So, I don’t edit my full wedding galleries but I do edit for the blog and I CULL my weddings almost immediately after I shoot them. This process can take anywhere from an hour to two hours. Normally I cull through the wedding once and then I normally have to sort it into categories to realize which folders have too many duplicates or similar photos and then I do a quick 2nd cull. Well, that 2nd quick cull to get my numbers lower always takes a bug chunk of time and I have been having this thought lately: “Why can’t I cull well to begin with?!”. Well, I think I have found the answer to this question!
Here are three reasons why we don’t initially cull our images down well:
So, now that we know we have an issue and we shouldn’t be spending HOURS going through our images after the wedding, let’s get culling down to about an hour! I want to share with you my most recent CULLING BREAKTHROUGH! :
That’s right! That’s all it takes! I cull using PhotoMechanic because it renders full RAW files as fast as you can click through them AND I’m not taking unnecessary images into Lightroom which saves your computer’s lifespan! You may laugh and think I’m crazy but I’m telling you, this has dramatically enhanced my culling efficiency! So why does culling a wedding backwards help the culling process?! :
So, you may think this is crazy but don’t knock it until your try it!! Have a fabulous Monday everyone!!!!!! Here’s to saving time and getting stuff DONE today! To view MORE helpful topics, visit HERE!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!
This session is beautiful… if I do say so myself! It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s full of joy and it’s also LONG! It’s a lengthy post because I just had so many favorites and I absolutely loved my time with these two last week! Paige, like a lot of our brides, is a photographer herself! She’s talented, full of life, energetic and creative. I felt the pressure to take this location that she knows well and make it look fresh and knew to her!! Nikhil is an audio engineer for Apple (which we think is fascinating!) and despite hardly ever wearing a suit, he wore one for Paige and made all of her outfit dreams come true!
I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!