So now that you know you will receive the printing rights to all your digital files, there is the question of how you receive them! All of my images are delivered via a beautiful online gallery system called Pixieset. Your gallery can be shared with friends and family so they can relive your wedding day with you, but it also doubles as a file transfer system so that you can receive your images via digital download!
I completely understand how hard it can be to let go of having a “physical” copy of your digital images on a USB or DVD; but trust me when I say, digital download galleries are so much better! It’s so easy to misplace those tiny USB sticks or scratch a DVD to the point where it’s unreadable. Or what about having to send that back and forth to all your family members so they too can have a copy of your images? Pixieset avoids all that, allowing for unlimited downloads!
Or, if I haven’t sold you yet, think of it this way… let’s say I finish editing your images on a Tuesday at 10:00am. By 10:30am, I can have your images uploaded to Pixieset and in your inbox! If we were going the old USB/DVD, you might not get them until Friday — there is absolutely no waiting and no dealing with the mail. Everything is available to you in an instant!
Side note: I also just realized I totally sound like an infomercial… I wish I could say this was sponsored (hey, Pixieset, hey!), but I honestly just love how easy Pixieset is for my clients!
This is what the landing page of your gallery will look like when you receive it. Click on the open button and….
… ta da! It drops you down to your gallery! Notice at the top all the different categories; I break those up for ease of navigation so that everything isn’t just in one spot. Over here on the right you’ll see a down arrow; click that and your download options will open.
Galleries are pin-code protected, so only people you share that code with can download your images! Select if you prefer high resolution images (for printing) or Facebook ready (for online) – I recommend checking both and keeping them in separate folders!
If you click on an individual image, you’ll notice this little heart icon. Click that if you want to favorite an image. When you go to download (see image above), you have the option to just download your favorites which is great for someone like a friend who might just want to grab a few dancing pics but not your whole gallery!
And it’s awesome because you can click this button to share your full gallery on social media or with family & friends!
This is how all of my clients receive their engagement and wedding galleries — they all love it just as much as I do :)