Okay, editing weddings is usually the least favorite part of a photographer’s job. Personally, I don’t mind it and actually enjoy editing! However, sometimes I still need motivation to get to the computer and get to work! I wanted to share this one tip with you all today that really made a HUGE difference in my motivation to edit and KEEP editing.
Sort your photos into collections on Lightroom, and then edit from largest to smallest!
When I import all the culled photos into lightroom, I immediately drag the photos into individual collections, such as reception, bridal prep, ceremony, details, etc. Once I have them all in their collections it makes it super easy to edit consistently, first of all, because you’re dealing with the same aspects of the day in one spot. It also shows me how many photos I have for each part of the day! So, I will start with the collection that has the biggest number of photos (typically the reception!) and edit that one FIRST. Getting a big group of photos done first leaves you with a sense of accomplishment, you get the hardest one out of the way immediately, and it makes the rest of the editing feel more manageable!! From there I edit the next largest, and work through them until I’ve gotten through all the collections.
Do you have any other tips for how to stay motivated to edit?