Years ago, you had to order prints of all the images that you wanted to have forever. That isn’t how it works around here! I want you to have all of your memories in your possession forever and ever. I also want you to share your images freely and without any hesitation. That’s why I deliver your images via an online gallery that I custom make for you! This means that you don’t have to wait on a package in the mail, and you’ll have access to them wherever you are. I’ve listed some important information that will help you understand your online gallery and all that it can do!
*It is important to note that all photographers have different systems. If you receive online images from another photographer, please make sure that you understand their delivery process even before you step in front of their camera!
DOWNLOADING PHOTOS TO YOUR COMPUTER:
You will be able to download your edited images directly from your online gallery, and they will be in both web-sized and high-resolution options! This process is super simple. All you have to do is click the “down arrow” icon and you will be prompted to enter your name and email. Once you do this, you will be asked if you want to download just that one photo or if you would like to download multiple selected or all photos. Your photos will download directly to your “Downloads” folder on your computer. If you opt to download the entire gallery, you will be notified via email when your entire download is ready. It takes a few minutes to prepare for hundreds of images to be downloaded.
ACCESSING YOUR PHOTOS ON YOUR PHONE:
The online gallery system that I use is actually mobile-friendly! If you pull up your gallery in your browser on your phone, it will look very similar to the web version. You’ll be able to access your gallery and you can download images to your phone for clear, crisp Instagrams! If you plan on sharing photos to your social media accounts, I suggest using the web-sized versions since they are perfectly formatted for smaller devices automatically.
You can actually order professional and affordable prints from within your online gallery and have them shipped directly to your house. Everything is printed in a professional lab to ensure color and contrast accuracy. You are also more than welcome to print images on your own. However, I would warn you to avoid Walmart, Walgreens, Target and Costco- especially if you would like to print at an 8x10 size or larger. I cannot promise that your colors will print true-to-life if you choose to print at those stores. If you don’t print through your gallery, I recommend using Mpix.com as I’ve received quality prints from them myself!
I have great news: Your galleries will not expire for 3 months! Isn’t that amazing?! However, even though you will have access to your images for a long time, I would still recommend downloading them immediately and saving them in multiple places for safe keeping! Multiple USB’s or an external hard drive and an online filing system like Dropbox are best.
Here are some links:
LaCie External Hard Drive I use these hard drives religiously! I have one for my personal images and two mirrored hard drives for my photography clients each year. They come in all different sizes. If you are just using it for personal images, you can probably get away with a 1TB size.
Dropbox Think of Dropbox like the filing system on your computer. You can organize things in folders within folders within folders. Talk about endless possibilities! The best part about Dropbox is that is completely sourced from the web, so that means you can access any of your files at any time via their website or from their mobile app! You can also download the desktop app (similar to a downloaded application) to your computer so you can access your Dropbox files alongside your computer files. I promise it's easier to use than I am making it sound!
SHARING, WATERMARKING & EDITING:
You have the freedom to share your images in any way that you choose! These are your images, and I want you to love them so much that you can’t help but share them! I don’t believe that it is necessary to watermark my images. All I ask is that you credit my work by tagging me on social media with my handle @haleyhundtphotos! I have one rule when it comes to what you can and cannot do with my work is that you do not to re-edit your images. Let me do that hard work! That’s what you have paid me for, right? However, if you have an image or two that you want to print at a very large size and you find an imperfection I will happily adjust it to your approval to ensure you have everything you need available in your online gallery.
Okay, friend. You've been set up for success