From outsourcing your editing to investing in high-quality presets—there are many professionally approved ways to lighten your post-shoot workload. If you’re looking to outsource your editing or potentially looking to switch to a different photo editing company, you’ve come to the right place. Outsourcing has many benefits, the biggest one is saving time.
Your time is precious. Allocating the hours previously spent editing into different aspects of your business can be a total game-changer. With an average one-week turnaround time, entrusting your editing process with a third-party company has the potential to benefit your clients. They’ll be delighted to get their photos back so quickly.
For wedding photographers looking to lighten their workload, working with a third-party photo editing company might be the solution for you. Selecting the perfect company may seem like a daunting task, but we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite photo editing companies. We’ve got a breakdown of who they are, the services they offer, their pricing, and all the nitty-gritty details. Let’s find your ideal photo editing company.
Edited By Artists is a team of photo editors that work directly with photographers who need their photos brought to life. This company is perfect for the wedding photographer that is looking to work one-on-one with an editor who is dedicated to learning your style inside and out. This company is committed to quality—quality edits and quality experience. They also offer custom presets if you’re looking for assistance in your editing process but not ready to relinquish all the work.
Photo editing, culling, Photoshop, and custom presets
Raw Digital Lab is a Sydney-based digital editing company that works with photographers from all over the world. With customer service as their highest priority, they take the time to build relationships with their clients. Raw Digital Lab offers a complimentary sample offering. This allows them to gauge your style and dial in your preferences to ensure everything is perfect for your clients. If you’re the photographer that is still hesitant about outsourcing and wants a trial run, Raw Digital Lab is perfect for you.
Photo editing and culling
Pricing is dependent on the number of files supplied. The editing price starts at $250 AUD for 1-200 images. Culling is an additional $75 AUD.
The Image Salon is perfect for wedding photographers looking for more than just a one-size-fits-all editing service. They offer two packages, The Profile and The Express. The Profile allows you to work directly with one editor who will match your style and The Express package uses the first available editor, based on Image Salon presets chosen by you. They cater to every budget.
Photo editing and culling
Editing: The Profile $.35/image, The Express $.27/image
Bonus for budget-conscious photographers—they offer a 25% off discount on your first order.
Photographer’s Edit provides custom photo editing services for professional photographers. Their custom image editing matches your style so that you can get out from behind the computer and focus on building your business. If you’re looking for more than just a preset, this company is for you.
Culling, custom color correction, retouching
Pricing varies based on the service and the number of images—ranging from $.14/image to $3.00/image
Lavalu is an editing company created by photographers for photographers. As one of the first companies to offer outsourcing to photographers, Lavalu remains a trusted industry leader. They value relationships with their clients and work to understand the needs of wedding photographers. If you’re looking for quick and affordable, Lavalu is for you.
Culling, color correcting, and retouching
Color correcting: $.26/image (Raw) or $.29/image (JPG)
Retouching: $2.50-$5.00/image or $55/hour
Finding a third-party editing company that reflects your brand can be a daunting task. We hope this helps you find the right outsourcing photo company for you. With the free time you’ll gain, you can focus on growing different aspects of your photography business. Take the extra time you’ll have to revamp your website, tackle Pinterest, and boost your SEO. Your business will thank you.