|I recently had a Big Event and hired a professional photographer to take pictures. The photo-shoot was great and fun, but the photographer has only offered to edit/touch up a very small number of photos (10-15). Is this typical? If not, how can I ask for her to edit more?
Actually, my mom hired & paid for the professional photographer as a very kind and generous gift. The photographer was great, she's a friend of a friend of a friend and works as a fashion photographer but doesn't typically do events of this kind, so she kind of agreed to do this as a favor to my family (though she is also getting paid). She was super fun to hang out with, and we had a fun day/photo-shoot. A few days after the event, she sent me most of the photos from the shoot, in jpeg format, but unedited. She then called me and asked me to send her my favorites for her to touch up/edit. I asked how many to choose, and she said 10.
This seems like a very low number to me, and I'm wondering if this is typical, and, if not, how to ask her to edit more? In theory, I could play around with photoshop or Lightroom and try to edit the photos myself, but I'd rather have her do the editing since she's a professional. Ideally, I would like her to do some basic/minor editing (color correction, cropping, etc.) for most of the photos, and some more significant touch-ups (removing background objects, adjusting the lighting/exposure) for about 40-50 photos. I have no idea what was discussed with my mom and what kind of agreement they came to regarding payment, and I feel awkward asking. So, my questions are:
1. Is it typical for a photographer to only edit 10-15 photos from a shoot (out of approximately 500)?
2. What's the etiquette around asking her to edit more photos?
3. Should I get my mom involved in the conversation (I'd rather not because it will stress her out)?