In digital photography terms, raw images are similar to undeveloped negatives in a film camera. They allow the photographer to get the best image processing possible. Digital cameras all have software embedded that “develop” the raw images. It is the digital equivalent of a Polaroid snap shot. Of course more expensive cameras have better software, but once the image is “developed”, it can’t easily be re-developed.
As a professional photographer I want every opportunity to craft the images to create the best result. Shooting raw images gives me the best ability to get you a fantastic result. Photographers who do not shoot raw are limited by whatever their camera does.
I review every image that I publish to each customer. That is my product, and my reputation. I use every tool at my disposal to provide my customers with the best possible images, and I spend about twice as much time in the “digital darkroom” as I do on the day of your wedding. That includes selecting images I believe are the “best of the best” for your albums. It is a unique “end to end” service that I provide to all of my customers.