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HOW IT WORKS


Our beautiful city of Montreal, Canada

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HOW IT WORKS


Our beautiful city of Montreal, Canada

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SCHEDULE A KICK-OFF CALL

As you start your account, you will be invited to schedule a call with our onboarding team. They will live edit with you to get everything on the right track.

 
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PRESETS ARE WELCOME

We want to match your style & approach, so send over your presets. We also have our own, as well as Mastin, VSCO, DVLOP, LXC, and many others.

 
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PLACE YOUR FIRST ORDER

We'll prepare samples to make sure everything is done according to your style before completing the set.
Don't forget you'll automatically get 50% off!

 
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UPLOAD YOUR FILES

A LR Catalog w/ Smart Previews is best. We also accept RAW, DNG, and JPG files. We have instructions just in case you need them.

 

 
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QUICK TURNAROUND

Most orders are returned within 5-10 business days, and rush options are also available if you need something back really quickly.

 
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GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK

This is the most crucial part of the process. If needed, we'll apply corrections, and update your profile so we can improve the results moving forward.

 

F.A.Q.

 

Q: WHAT CURRENCY WILL I BE CHARGED IN? DO YOU CHARGE SALES TAX?

A: We currently issue invoices in the following currencies, depending on your location: USD, CAD, AUD, GBP, EUR, MEX, INR. If you are outside those regions, the default will be CAD. For clients in Canada sales tax is added (generally just GST) - varying depending on which province you are located in.

 

Q: WHO IS RUNNING THE IMAGE SALON?

A: The Image Salon was started by photographers Davina & Daniel Kudish of DAVINA + DANIEL. Over the last 10 years, they have photographed hundreds of weddings in their hometown of Montreal, as well as all around the world, picking up a few awards along the way. Their WEBSHOP: Post-Production has been a huge hit in the photography industry, and a post-production service is the extension of their teachings. All of the same methods & philosophies are applied when working with other wedding photographers!

 

Q: CAN I DO A TEST RUN?

A: Yes you can! Once you sign-up, we will invite you to schedule a call with our on-boarding team. During that call, they will work on images live with you, iron out your style, and prepare all of your editing preferences so your account is ready for your first order. They will also sit down with your assigned editor to make sure all of the guidelines are properly followed. We have had great success using this approach, and allows you to see exactly how we work without any kind of financial commitment. 

 

Q: WHO'S EDITING MY PHOTOS? WILL THEY TAILOR THE EDITING TO SUIT MY STYLE?

A: We want your images to get the right makeover based on what you like, so we will assign you one editor, always the same, who will work with you, on each of your weddings. With your feedback, you can expect them to reach a level of consistency that suits your style within a few weddings. 

 

Q: I RUN A VOLUME STUDIO - HOW DO WE KEEP UP WITH EVERYTHING?

A: Most of our volume clients are assigned 2, sometimes even 3 editors to keep up with all of the orders. The editors will work as a team to ensure the results are consistent, and the turnaround as prompt as possible.

 

Q: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

A: From the moment we receive your files to the moment you get them back all nice and pretty: 5-10 business days or sometimes less, depending on the queue that week for your editor. Multiple orders are staggered, and having more than 1 editor on your account is also possible to achieve a faster turnaround. Rush orders are possible as well. 

 

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 3 EDITING LEVELS?

A: Between BASIC & BASIC+ levels, the main difference is the burning & dodging (which only comes with BASIC+ level). It will allow us to push your images a little bit more. Cropping is included with BASIC+ edits, and an additional $0.05 per image with BASIC. At BEST level, we will use further adjustment brushes to really make the images pop, as well as soften the skin. We can also do some basic spot removal at that level.

 

Q: CAN YOU DO EXTRA RETOUCHING? LIQUIFY? REMOVE OBJECTS? 

A: Unfortunately at this time we're not offering any custom work beyond our 3 editing levels.

 

Q: CAN I SEND NON WEDDING PHOTOS? PORTRAITS, FAMILY, BABY, MATERNITY? 

A: Absolutely! Many of our clients shoot non-wedding work during the off-season, and we edit a lot of portraits, families, and maternity/baby sessions as well. At the moment, we only offer Lightroom editing (as BASIC/BASIC+/BEST), and extra retouching in Photoshop for this sort of work isn't offered. Otherwise, the process is all the same! 

 

Q: HOW DO I UPLOAD MY IMAGES? 

A: Once you get started with us, you will be able to download our own application. You will then simply have to drag & drop your files into it. It’s quite simple!
You can send in your full RAW files, a LR Catalog with Smart Previews. DNG files, or even JPGs if you shoot that way.

 

Q: HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY FILES?

A: If you send in a LR Catalog, we will send back the same. For DNG & RAW files, we will send you XMPs. If you send us JPGs, we will return the same.

 

Q: IS THERE A MINIMUM? A CONTRACT?

A: There are no minimums, ever. And no contracts. 

 

Q: HOW DO I GET STARTED?

A: Simply hit GET STARTED in the menu! We look forward to working with you!

OUR TEAM


(not stock footage... this is our actual studio & editors!)

OUR TEAM


(not stock footage... this is our actual studio & editors!)

We are The Image Salon, a post-production service for the busy, yet discerning wedding, portrait, or commercial photographer. We are a team of working photographers, brought together by international award-winning photographers Davina and Daniel Kudish

We work out of our studio in downtown Montreal, Canada to the sound of 90's pop music... or country classics... or whatever the soundtrack of the day happens to be (we like to mix it up).  We share weekly yoga classes and occasional (or frequent) happy hours. We are a family and we love what we do!

Our mission is to provide photographers with a custom tailored editing experience, so their final images are true to their personal style and aesthetic. Without the time-consuming task of editing their photos, photographers can get some of their time back - time which they can use to shoot more, build their business, spend time with their family, or heck, maybe pick up a new hobby!