Hi, I'm Tara and I am so excited that you came by to check out my little corner of the internet! I'm a wife, mom, and a photographer from Erie, PA. If you asked my friends to tell you about me they'd probably describe me as cheerful, laid-back, and always smiling My blog is a mix of my photography, personal, DIY, etc... and I hope you leave feeling refreshed + inspired! :) 


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February 12, 2018

What To Expect After Your Wedding

So we just got done dancing the night away and celebrating with all of your closest family and friends so now what? Well first of all, CONGRATULATIONS you’re married!!!!! I had the most magical time spending the day with you and wanted to make sure you know exactly what to expect from me now that your celebration is over.


I know how excited you are to see your pictures so I promise that I am doing everything I possibly can to get them back to you ASAP but have a lot of backing up and editing and touch-ups that I have to do first to make sure they are nice and safe and that they look perfectly polished before you see them 🙂 You will receive your fully edited gallery 2-3 weeks after your wedding but I always post an album of sneak peeks on Facebook (if you want me to) or private message you some pictures the day of your wedding or the day following your wedding depending on travel circumstances so you can see them and have some pictures to share right away.


Don’t even worry about this because I got you and am keeping your pictures SAFE! I back-up all of my images in multiple places so I know that they are safe in the event of fire, equipment failure, theft, etc…

I keep your RAW unedited files for 3 months after your wedding so if you need any revisions or edits to any photos please let me know during that time-frame. I keep your edited images in an online gallery for 1 year after your wedding when then they will be moved to storage. You will receive a USB in the mail with your images and print release.


I hand edit each image you receive in your final gallery so they look polished and perfect! I color and exposure correct, artistically crop, remove blemishes, smooth skin, and apply stylistic edits to every image you see from your session. This process takes a little bit of time but is so worth it! 🙂


Once I am finished editing your images they will be delivered to you in a beautiful online gallery where you can easily download them, share them with friends and gallery, or place an order for professional prints and products that will be delivered directly to your house. You will also receive a USB in the mail with your images and print release.


Included in your online gallery you will see a copy of your Tara Lawrence Photography print release which you will need to take with you if you have your images printed somewhere like Walmart or Walgreens but I recommend printing through www.mpix.com because the colors/quality is much better than Walmart but the prices are about the same. If you order professional prints/products through your online gallery I will order those through my professional lab for you and they will be mailed right to your house. It is a super easy process and just like online shopping.


I am so excited to announce that in 2018 and with the addition of my new studio I will be offering in-person sales and ordering sessions again for anyone who would like to come into the studio to discuss wall art or album options or just because placing a print order in person is easier 🙂 You are more than welcome to bring Grandma or a friend or someone with you to help make decisions or so they can place an order too. These are complimentary sessions and there will be sample products at the studio for you to see/touch. If you would like to set-up an in-person ordering session please email info@taralawrencephotography.com and we will make plans!


A question I get all the time is how do I pick the images that I edit. I include all useable images in your final gallery. Once in a while it is completely unavoidable no matter how amazing you are and no matter how fancy your equipment is that you will have a soft shot especially if a moment happened unpredictably. If I have a soft image that I love that I consider artistically makes sense and is important to your session I will include that in your final gallery. Emotion trumps technically correct to me EVERY time and my clients have always agreed.


I know how excited you are to see your beautiful pictures so I will post sneak peeks (if you want me to) as soon as I can after your wedding. It will be within 24 hours at the latest. I would love if you share those sneak peeks with family and friends and tag me so they think of me when they need pictures done or are getting married! And so I can see all of the excited comments from your friends and family because I get excited about those too 🙂


Well that’s everything!!!!  Have an amazing honeymoon and I will talk to you very soon!!!!

xoxoxoxo Tara

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