DOWNLOAD AND BACKUP YOUR PHOTOS!
At the top right of your gallery is a download button. Click there to start a download of the entire gallery.
If you prefer to download individual images, see below.
After you click the download button, you will enter your email address on this page.
Next, you will select the sections of the gallery you would like to include in your download, the resolution of the files, and where you would like the images to go.
High resolution files are for print; web resolution files are for social media, websites, email sharing, etc.
You will see this holding page next. You can close the page at this point and wait to receive the download link(s) in your email, or you can wait and the download link(s) will appear here.
After a few minutes, your photos will be ready to download. There may be one or more zip files depending on the number of images you have selected to download.
Click on each of the zip files to download. Once the download has completed, unzip the file by double clicking on it. You should now have a folder of the image files.
BACKUP YOUR PHOTOS!
I recommend storing your images digitally in multiple locations. I use a combination of external hard drives, flash drives, and cloud storage.
For hard drives - I use a SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD for it's enhanced speed. Any external hard drive you prefer would likely serve our purpose here.
For flash drives - I use a SanDisk Dual Drive because I use different USB ports on different machines, but you can select whatever works best for you.
Make sure your drives have at least 16GB of storage for a full wedding, or 8GB of storage for a shorter event.
Cloud storage options are myriad. I suggest using whatever service you are already familiar with. Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. If you happen to have an Amazon Prime account, cloud storage is included as part of their services.
Feel free to consult your favorite IT expert for recommendations as well!
PRINT YOUR PHOTOS!
Backing up your digital files with a combination of external drives and cloud storage is a great way to ensure you'll never lose your photos, but there is no guarantee - drives fail, files can get corrupted. One of the best ways to make sure your favorite photos last is to make archival prints or albums.
You can purchase archival prints from a professional lab directly through the gallery or via email.
You can learn more about the process of creating an album here. This is one of my favorite ways to showcase images because it tells the story of your event. It's the best way to preserve and share the entire day.
Reach out any time with questions!
DOWNLOAD INDIVIDUAL IMAGES
To download an individual image, click the download button on that specific image.
You can also find the download button for an individual image at the top right of the page in single image view.