I often get the question, "How do you share your pictures?" "Will I get all my images or will I have to pay for each one?"
There are a lot of different types of photographers and methods of sharing images and so it can get confusing! I am what is called a "shoot and share" photographer. "Shoot and Share" is defined as "photographers that focus on service and share the high resolution photos with their clients" (you can learn more at shootandshare.com). Many photographers charge per image or only provide prints and products but "shoot and share" is a business model that allows customers to receive all the edited, high resolution images from their session and to share those images.
A few years ago I made the decision to start using a professional photo sharing program called "PASS" and I have never looked back! I love PASS! You can learn more about PASS at pass.us.
Why I use PASS:
1. Digital Delivery and Instant Download
With PASS I can deliver all of my images through an online gallery instead of using a CD or USB. That means that my clients receive their images instantly and can send them to friends and family instantly! Instead of having to wait for a CD to come in the mail or having to pay an additional fee to have me mail a CD to family members, you get all of your pictures with the click of a button! I do deliver wooden USBs for weddings (because I think they're so pretty!) and I sell wooden USBs to anyone who would like one from a portrait session.
2. 10 Years of Cloud Storage
With PASS your images are stored on the cloud for 10 years! That means you can access your images online any time you would like. No more worrying about loosing a CD! I've found this feature super helpful with my own wedding pictures. There's been lots of times I've wanted to pull up a picture from my wedding to use on social media or to print out and they've all been available with just the click of a button.
3. Social Media Integration & A Mobile App
PASS integrates seamlessly with social media! You can automatically share an image through PASS onto Facebook or Pinterest. In addition, at the click of a button you can create an app that is added to your phone so you can access your gallery at any time. How cool is that?!
4. Beautiful Galleries
I love the way PASS galleries look! They're clean and simple. In addition, you can organize galleries by "collection." So for wedding pictures I create different collections for each part of the wedding day (for example: "Getting Ready," "First Look," etc.).
I hope you found this post helpful! If you have any more questions about how I share images please feel free to contact me or post a comment below.