Private Photo Editor

CHRISTI JOHNSON

Hi there, I'm Christi! I help female entrepreneurs create a value-based productivity plan so they can quit the comparison game and achieve their goals with confidence. I do that through my 3-step method called the Freedom to Flourish Method. 

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WHY HIRE A PRIVATE PHOTO EDITOR?

FOCUS ON YOUR...

passion

peace of mind

regain your...

With a private photo editor, you can spend less time on the mundane task of editing and more time on what truly drives you: serving your clients and capturing their memories. You'll have the freedom to fully follow your passion!

increase your...

profitability

By outsourcing the less profitable parts of your business and focusing on those parts that are more profitable, your business can truly grow. You have unique skills and talents that deserve to add value to your business. So let them!

Are you ever so busy you feel like you're bound to forget something? With a my help, you can rest knowing that you'll never forget to edit a session and have the peace of mind of having your images are in the hands of a fellow photographer.

how it works

The learning process

After you contact me, I'll get to work learning and mastering your style. I'll send you a questionnaire to understand your process and we'll also set up a phone call where I can pick your brain and learn how you edit. When you send me a catalog, you'll include a few pre-edits that I'll study meticulously! 

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THE EDITING PROCESS

You'll gather the images you want edited into a collection, include a few pre-edits, export your catalog, and upload it into our shared Dropbox folder. I'll edit your images while you get to work on something else! When I'm done, you'll import the catalog back into Lightroom and watch the collection populate with my edits!

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THE FEEDBACK PROCESS

Your feedback is the most important part! I want the outsourcing process to be easy and painless for you. I'll only know if I've delivered if you give me your feedback! Let me know what went well and how I can improve. It can take anywhere from 1-4 catalogs for me to master your style, so your feedback is crucial!

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I will work with you to learn and understand your creative style and produce edits that align with your vision. I will study your edit history in Lightroom and edit any sliders to successfully reproduce your style. I will also happily apply any presets that you use. Not only will I make color and light corrections, but I will straighten, crop, and provide basic spot removal edits.

Photo Editing Services

Every photographer has their own unique workflow and process of culling, blogging, and delivery. I will work with you to make sure you get your images when you need them! Whether you have a 30-day or a 7-day workflow, I will align my schedule to match your workflow. As an efficient Lightroom editor, I am able to edit a wedding catalog within 3-4 days of receiving it.

By editing with Smart Previews, I am able to make adjustments to your images without having to spend hours downloading every single RAW image onto my computer. You'll export your catalog, I'll edit on my computer, then I'll transfer it back to you. With Dropbox, we are able to easily share Lightroom catalogs. I'll give you specific instructions on how to do this!

editing to match your style

flexible delivery times

easy file sharing solutions

testimonials

Christi's Freedom to Flourish Community has been such an encouragement to me over these past few months as I have learned so much more about various photography and business topics. Prior to this membership, I have done several online photography courses but unfortunately lacked motivation for implementing the things that I learned or completing the whole course. This membership brought the accountability I needed! I love that this is so much more than just courses, it's a membership that creates a community of fellow creatives to support and encourage one another. Christi creates amazing content for her students based on their needs for that month. It really is such an incredible opportunity to have a coach and other creatives to come alongside you, I couldn't recommend this more highly! -Rachel Leigh Photography

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If you need ideas to help your business. If you need help to connect your heart to your work. If you need to build consistency in getting work done, this is the membership for you!!  - Jen from Wed Photography Coach

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"Christi is absolutely wonderful to work with! I was a little daunted by the process (I'm not very tech savvy), but Christi made it so easy from the very beginning! Outsourcing my editing gave me back valuable time and my couple was SO happy with their images! I would absolutely recommend Christi to anyone!"  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What's included in your rate?

Q: What kind of clients
do you accept?

Q: lightroom or photoshop?

Q: so... you just batch edit then?

Q: What if i'm not happy with 
some of the edits?

Q: When can i expect my images?

Q: how do we share images?

Q: do you post my images
on your social media pages?

Q: how will i pay you?

My rates are per-image and include color correction, copping/straightening, and basic spot removal and blemish removal. I will work with you to master your editing style and create consistent galleries. I'll study your edit history in Lightroom, adjust any sliders necessary, as well as apply any presets that you may use in your editing. 

No! While I do sync settings onto groups of images, I promise that I look at and tweak every single image. I spend time on each one to make sure they all match your style and each other. If you use presets, I won't just apply the presets and then call it a day. I'll view and adjust every image until they look perfect!

I work mostly with busy wedding photographers, but I also love working with portrait clients! I am currently seeking clients that value their businesses and are ready to experience the freedom that working with an editor brings by outsourcing the majority of their galleries.

I edit exclusively in Lightroom. I work with clients who use Lightroom CC 2015 (formerly Lightroom CC), Lightroom Classic CC, the newer mobile-friendly Lightroom CC, and Lightroom 6. Because of the slower rendering times in the newer Lightroom CC, those clients will have a higher rate. I also do any culling work in Lightroom.

I welcome and encourage your feedback on my edits. That's the only way I'll learn! It may take me 1-4 catalogs to truly match your style, so we'll need extra patience in the beginning. I have a satisfaction guarantee, and I stand by it. I work very hard to master your creative vision!

I work with each photographer's unique workflow to deliver their images when they need them. In our initial phone call, I'll ask you various questions about your workflow process to understand how you work! I can deliver a gallery in 3-4 business days, but if you have a longer workflow I will schedule accordingly!

We'll share Lightroom Catalogs with Smart Previews. I'll setup a Dropbox folder for us to easily pass along these files to each other. I will give you step by step instructions on how to build smart previews, how to export your catalog, and how to import the edited catalog back into Lightroom when I'm finished!

I don't post my clients images on social media without their permission. Some photographers don't want their clients to know they have an editor, while some tell everyone about it! I will support you either way! If I have permission to share, I will credit you in all images I share!

My rates are per-image, and you'll receive an invoice to your email address monthly. This way, if you send me 10 galleries in one month, you'll only be billed once. I will send it on the 25th of the month and payment will be due on the 1st. Any late payment will be subject to a $15 or 3% late fee, whichever is greater.

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Q: DO YOU DO PHOTO RETOUCHING?

I do basic spot and blemish removal in Lightroom. Because I edit using Smart Previews and not the RAW images, I do not open photos in Photoshop and airbrush skin, remove large objects from images, change backgrounds, or perform headswaps. If you are looking for a photo retoucher, I recommend checking out www.retouchup.com! 

Q: do you offer culling?

I offer culling services in Lightroom at a rate that is per image delivered to me.  You will export all the images as a LR catalog to our Dropbox folder. As an example, if you have 1000 images you want to cull down to 300 and have me edit 300, you'll pay my culling rate for the 1000 photos plus the editing rate for the 300 photos.

Q: CAN YOU EDIT JUST ONE OR TWO IMAGES FOR ME THAT I'M STUCK ON?

While my rates are per-image, I do require a $35 minimum per catalog. Additionally, my editing services are meant to match your style and edits that you're already doing. I do not try to edit your images with "my" style. If you need just one or two images edited, I recommend www.retouchup.com.