Are you thinking about outsourcing and wondering how to know if a private editor is a good fit?
IS THIS PRIVATE EDITOR A GOOD FIT?
One of the most important things about working with a private photo editor is trust. If you don’t trust or like your editor, it’s not going to be a good working relationship. Private editors are not looking for micro-managing photographers. That’s just the truth!
The thing about outsourcing is that it requires photographers to let go of some of the control.
So, sometimes, photographers think they need to ask a potential editor for sample edits.
I see this a lot – wedding photographers who are looking into outsourcing their editing asking to see sample edits.
I get it, you want to see if I can edit for you, in something similar to your style, without having to really try it out.
Don’t worry, I’m not mad at ya! Outsourcing your editing for the first time can feel scary – you want your images to be in good hands. I totally understand.
YOU DON’T NEED TO SEE A SAMPLE GALLERY
As a private photo editor, I spend time studying your images to learn your distinct editing style, making sure that once edited, all your photos are on brand and seamlessly fit into your gallery. I make sure that I edit to your preferences and style.
That’s why I believe that photographers don’t need to ask for sample edits. Any example edits that I show you are not your own unique style and brand. Plus, viewing example edits is not the best way to choose your editor. Working with a private photo editor is the best way to see if they are a good fit for you.
Above all, in order to find a private photo editor for the long term, it’s key to find someone who is a good fit.
THE BEST WAY TO SEE IF A PRIVATE EDITOR IS A GOOD FIT
The best way to see if a private photo editor is right for you is to send off a session or wedding to them. That’s right – work with them from the start. It will be an investment of time and money, but it’s the best way to see the workflow and processes in action. You’ll be able to decide if the private photo editor was able to meet your editing expectations…or not.
However, there will always be a learning curve when you first start working with a private photo editor, but there is also open communication for feedback and comments. It’s like any new relationship; it takes some time to get to know each other. You will know if it’s a good fit.
In conclusion, finding the perfect private photo editor is an investment of time and money, but it will be completely worth it in the long run. Your business deserves it.
If you’re ready to explore outsourcing your editing to a private photo editor, click here to schedule a FREE consultation! We’ll chat all about how I can help you speed up your workflow, save time, and delight your clients.