Earthshine Photography - Client Image Review and Proofing Process

After the Photo Shoot

Once your photo shoot is over, the next step is to sort through the images and decide which ones have potential for your use. Typically within 2-3 days, I will have created a secure folder for you and uploaded the initial images into a gallery labeled for this shoot. You can then view the images on line and choose which ones you would like the most, through the process outlined below.

There are two ways to access your images:

  1. Register and create an account, then just login when you get to the site. This will give you access to your order history and your secure client folder, which contains images from your current and past photo shoots.
  2. Access your secure client folder using a password, without registering.


Finding Your Photos Online

From the Home page (

  1. If you have an account, or would like to create one, select [Login or Register].
  2. Click on [Client Access] to take you to the client-only area.
  3. Locate and select the folder with your name or company name.
  4. If prompted, enter the password to enter your secure area.
  5. You will now see a folder for each of your photo shoots. Select the one you want to view.

Selecting Photos for Retouching

Next, you need to let me know which of the photos you like. Remember, these are usually the untouched images from your shoot. They will look better after cropping and minor retouching as needed. To select photos for retouching:

  1. Select the proofing gallery, which will be titled with the date, PROOF-1 and a description.
  2. Hover your mouse over any image and the "Select" option will appear.
  3. Go through the images and click "Select" on those you like.
  4. At the top, select "Buy".
  5. Click "Select" for the only product listed, "Proof Selection".
  6. Click "Add to Cart".
  7. You can "Continue Shopping" to go back and add more photos, or leave items in your cart for later.


Submitting your Selections

Once you have made all your selections for a single shoot,

  1. Go to your shopping cart (using "Buy", "View Cart" OR "Checkout Now", depending on which page you're viewing).
  2. Next to each image in your cart, there is an "Instructions:" entry where you can type in a message to me if you'd like, about that image.
  3. Once you're ready, choose "Checkout Now", then "Continue Checkout".
  4. At the final screen, choose "Place Order" which will send me a list of all your selections and any instructions you keyed in.

Your order total will be $0.00, so you will not see any payment screens.

You will receive a confirmation email that your order was submitted, then another when I start work on it, and one more when I have completed the touch-ups. At this point, an additional gallery will appear next to your proofing gallery with the final images in it. (It will have the same name, but without "PROOF-1" in the title.) You will be able to select and order products from this folder.