An online gallery is one of the most important things I provide as a photographer. The gallery serves as a home base for all things photography related to your wedding.
From the gallery you can not only view your photos but also:
- download your high resolution files
- share images with friends
- purchase prints
- mark your favorites for your album
I outlined how to do each of theses below, but first here is an example of a recent engagement session gallery: http://cararufenachtcreative.pixieset.com/erickaandtylerengaged/
Opening and Viewing Photos:
When you enter the gallery you’ll see a main image and an ‘Open’ button. After you click ‘Open’ it will scroll down to a pinterest style gallery. At the top of the gallery you’ll see options to select “Highlights, Museum, Schenley Park, etc.” (Highlighted in orange below.)
Highlights are images that I think were the most successful. The other categories are the different locations we went to during the session. For a wedding the categories might be things like “Ceremony, Family Portraits, Reception.” It just gives you an easy way to sort the photos.
Downloading and Sharing Photos:
Across from the categories along the right hand side are options to share and download the photos. If you click on the download button you will be prompted to enter an email address and 4 digit pin number. Once you enter your pin the gallery will create a zip fill of all the high resolution photos for you to download.
You can share the whole gallery on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ by clicking on the share button at the top. You can also share individual images by hovering over the image and clicking share while you’re in gallery view or by clicking on an image to open it and then clicking share at the top.
This gallery also provides an easy way to purchase prints of your favorite photos. All my collections include the rights to the digital files so you can order prints from anywhere, but if you’d like to order them through a professional lab you can do that through this gallery. I sell both prints and gallery warps in a variety of sizes. If you don’t see a size you’d like to order just send me an email and I’ll make it happen.
Saving your Favorites:
If you purchased the Everlasting Collection your coverage includes at least one album. Your gallery allows you to save and mark your favorite images from your day. Knowing your favorites will help me put together the initial album design. I’ll combine your favorites with photos that tell the best story of your day.
You don’t have to order an album to take advantage of the favorites feature of your gallery. You can also to put together a collection of your own favorites to share with family and friends or order.