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TexasOma 6
FabFive 3
Sincerely 2
You can call me Michelle 5
OMGitsSandy 3

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You can call me Michelle --- 8 years ago -

It's been a while since we used a professional individual photographer. We had pictures taken of the kids last Friday (6 days ago) and are still waiting to see the proofs. How long does it usually take to see proofs? She is supposed to give us a password to use to access them on her web page. 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

It shouldn't take but a day, now a days. Everything is instantaneous since it is digital and just an upload to a webpage.

You probably should call her -- she may have forgotten or put it on a back burner.


Another thing --- ask her for the proofs, the untouched pictures. I know of a photographer who doctors the pictures up so much that the individual is almost unrecognizable. This photographer took a 60 something year old woman and made her look 30ish. While that may sound nice, IMO it is alters who the real person is, made the woman look creepy. I do not want to be IMPROVED, I would just want slight fixes, if any at all.

Anyhow - you may appreciate getting the proofs, if you haven't already made arrangements for that. 

FabFive --- 8 years ago -

Call her. 

Sincerely --- 8 years ago -

If the photographer is editing/touching them up, it might take some time depending on how many pictures she took and what her workload is.

Just call her for an estimate 

You can call me Michelle --- 8 years ago -

I'll have to call her tomorrow. She hasn't replied to my email and I'm getting worried. 

FabFive --- 8 years ago -

How did you pay her? Is she reputable? I know a lady you can use if you have to redo. 

You can call me Michelle --- 8 years ago -

I haven't paid her yet. I was waiting for the proofs so I can decide which to buy. 

FabFive --- 8 years ago -

Well then I wouldn't be paying her at all. I will get the other info to you. 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

Is she going to hit you for a 'sitting fee'? If so, I would demand the proofs. 

You can call me Michelle --- 8 years ago -

She said it will be ready tomorrow she was just out of town. Phew! 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

Good. Glad that was settled so easily. 

OMGitsSandy --- 8 years ago -

Ok yall just chill a minute. I do photography. You pay upfront for your session if applicable. It could also be 2-3 WEEKS before you get your proofs depending on how busy the photog is. I do alot of CD only and I will give you a few sneak peeks on my facebook but it will be about 2 weeks before you get them.(Newborns and such could be a bit longer as well)

Weddings are a minimum of a month! Theres alot that goes into editing, more than most people think.

And you will NEVER get my untouched photos. ANY photographer worth their salt will never give you unedited photos.

I know the situation Oma is talking about....Well the photog is good at what she does but she did go overboard with the editing on those particular pictures. I personally will NOT do that. Ill cover a zit or stretchmarks but thats about it.

Just giving you a photogs POV. 

OMGitsSandy --- 8 years ago -

If you want same day non edited CRAPPY pictures that you overpay for go to Walmart or Picture People or wherever. 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

Covering zits and stuff minor id always OK, IMO, but I'm a wrinkled old lady and lives my wrinkles...I earned them, same with my greying hair. Retouching to make someone years and years younger is silly and for the subject of the picture to push that image as though it was real is silly too.

But I learned a long, long time ago that I can only control my own actions and thoughts, not others.

BTW...OMGitsSandy, welcome to or board. Saw on your profile that you didn't know about us until today. I'm glad you discovered us. 

Sincerely --- 8 years ago -

I think I know who you're talking about :)

It's great if you're going for a fantasy photoshoot. 

You can call me Michelle --- 8 years ago -

Wrinkles are lovely, especially the ones caused from lots of smiling. 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -



It's great if you're going for a fantasy photoshoot.



I believe this was an Extreme Fantasy. :-)




Yes Michelle, wrinkles are lovely. I think there is nothing more beautiful (handsome) than some of my senior patients, in their 80s & 90s. Their lives are written on their faces, and though they are nearing the end of their time here on earth, they seem so content with life in general. I pray I'm that way when I get to my 80s. 

OMGitsSandy --- 8 years ago -

Yes i found the board the other day! Heck i dont have time to breathe right now....i need a clone! 

TexasOma (Mod) --- 8 years ago -

Deep breath Sandy, deep breath.

I think I have a new business for myself - selling clones to busy people. First I have to make a clone for myself, cause I'm too busy to start a business. 

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