We got a lot of great feedback and insight into what other photographers are doing in their own workflows. One photographer mentioned that they spend about 20+ minutes per image that they edit! Yikes! I can relate though. When I started in photography I spent about 6 hours editing my first senior session. That was fun until about session number 4 when I realized that something had to change. Over time I developed a workflow that worked for me and I drastically cut down my editing time. One of the biggest changes I made was in the way I approached a session. I stopped "spraying and praying" and started to really focus in on what was going into the camera. What I found was that I got better images, had fewer images to sort through, and had to spend less time fixing mistakes that I made in the field.
The video below by Vanessa Joy is a great example of what a fast an efficient Lightroom and Photoshop workflow should look like. Vanessa's workflow has to be speedy... she does same day slideshows at wedding receptions!