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Old Jun 10, 2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default How to ask brides/clients to be patient?

I am a wedding photographer. Brides always want me to select single photos and send to them before delivery date. I am not really talking about thank you card but other photos with family remembers.
I would love to do it for them and send them but the only problem that it really messes up my workflow. I allocate equal time for everybody's wedding. It is hard to pull the drives, go through the wedding photos, selecting them and editing them before final delivery while I am still editing somebody else's wedding. It takes a long time and this way I feel that I will never be able to meet my deadlines.

The best example is father's day. Everybody wants to have a photo with their father...

How do you do it? Are sending clients/brides photos after their wedding before the delivery date or you ask them to wait for the final product? If you ask them how do you ask them to be patient?
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Old Jun 10, 2014, 1:14 PM   #2
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Seeing as you're taking time away from other clients, charge her for it.
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Old Jun 11, 2014, 7:00 AM   #3
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It's simple - explain this is why you advise up-front what your delivery schedule will be. You have multiple clients. Ask her how she would feel if you stopped working on her photos to work on another client's to get them to that client faster. But, it is also something you need to cover with the couple up-front before the wedding so you properly set expectations.
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