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Sep 22, 2015 14:58 |  #1

Looking for help on sneak peaks. What is a good rule of thumb when publishing these. Do you send them the sneak peak in their proof gallery, publish it outright on social media, or what. I have been doing mine on social media, but I always think... is this a good idea? Their gallery is private so ehhh... Anyway I have some to publish on an engagement shoot and a wedding I just did and thought I would pan out the question. Hope for some help..

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Sep 22, 2015 15:16 |  #2

It varies from client to client. You may ask them outright if they want anything posted and where.

But, without a doubt, make sure you call it Sneak PEEK and not Sneak Peak.

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Sep 22, 2015 15:44 as a reply to  @ scobols's post |  #3

ha ha, yeah thanks PEEK


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Sep 22, 2015 15:45 |  #4

We publish them on our blog, which then gets a link on our social media pages




  
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Sep 22, 2015 18:13 |  #5

Mine are up on facebook or my website within a few hours of the wedding or shoot. In fact there have been some weddings where I do in wedding sneak peeks on facebook.


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Sep 22, 2015 18:30 |  #6

I don't post anything publicly until after the client has seen and approved.


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Sep 23, 2015 18:58 |  #7

Thanks all...

I was just wondering on what the does and donts were. Before I just posted on Facebook a couple days after, but was not doing much business. I have been much more busy lately, and this has just been a nagging question of mine. I really want to post them, (and Ill admit I'm just as excited to do it as the bride is in getting them), but thought maybe hold off.

I think I have my problem solved. My last two sneak peaks I made a special folder for them in my proof gallery. their access is limited to sharing only until they get the official release, then I change the settings and replace the folder with everything else. I think it will work well. The sneaks have my watermark on them... Once I am satisfied they are good to go, Ill post up a few on my Facebook page.

now, another question for discussion... what do you post. I like to save the best for last, and of course the private ones are out of the question. Going over 3000 images deciding what 6 or 7 images to post up is quite a chore.


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Sep 23, 2015 21:14 as a reply to  @ Roamingbull's post |  #8

I post 35 images on Facebook. More odd ones normally follow. Check out my Facebook page to see what I put up.

They are selected, edited and posted within an couple of hours of getting back home or to where I am staying that night.


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Sep 25, 2015 10:27 |  #9

I usally get client approval first. Always.




  
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Sep 26, 2015 09:07 |  #10

I create a special page for the wedding on FB but make it private and invite the couple to view then make them adminis so they can add any friends they wish. Make it unsearchable so Keeps it private.


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Sep 26, 2015 16:51 |  #11

Memories, that is amazing you can put those out that fast. Colin, good advice. I was thinking about this method. Another Photo friend of mine does it that way.

I posted on FB. Only 6 images (held held in shame in the shadow of greatness:-D) But the bride loved them. Next show Ill put out more or I may just add to this set.

Thanks all for the thoughts.


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Sep 28, 2015 10:21 |  #12

Personally, I don't agree with sneak peeks that are more than 100 photos. That's not a peek. That's a long, lingering glance.

I've always approached it with the idea that it's a "mini portfolio" of the event. I don't put every usable photo in my portfolio, even if they were all awesome...so the same applies to the sneak peek. I don't think you need to save the "best" ones for the couple to see only...I understand the concept of "set expectations low and deliver high", but the sneak peek is more of tease than expectation setting. You don't approach the girl at the bar with your C game, you bring your A game.

Wow, that steered off topic. Anyways...I usually keep mine 20-30 for weddings, 8-10 for other session types.




  
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Sep 28, 2015 12:13 as a reply to  @ agrandexpression's post |  #13

I agree, too many is a delivery. But I know they look forward to it. I just like the wow factor when I deliver the product in its completeness, and the peek is a tease. The last one I posted was only 6 images, but the one everyone seemed to really like was of the couple standing just after the ceremony with a little photobomb hidden within it. I think in the future I am going to shoot for a two to three day delivery with about 15 to 20 images. Mostly candids, but with one good introducing mr and mrs shot in there and at least one artistic shot of the B&G. Not that there are any rules, I know but its a good thing to set a goal.


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Sep 29, 2015 05:08 |  #14

Littlejon Dsgn wrote in post #17717734 (external link)
We publish them on our blog, which then gets a link on our social media pages

Same here. Blog post and then spread links across social media.

EDIT: But I do get permission to do it first, of course. Sometimes they want to see them first before they go public, in which case I do a password protected post and then make it public once I get the OK.


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Sep 29, 2015 08:22 |  #15

Jon Tinkler wrote in post #17725970 (external link)
Same here. Blog post and then spread links across social media.

EDIT: But I do get permission to do it first, of course. Sometimes they want to see them first before they go public, in which case I do a password protected post and then make it public once I get the OK.

We also have permission, its included in our contract and packages.




  
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