Post # 1
FI and are, essentially, eloping. There will be 11 people there, including us. We do not really have a “bridal party” and really do not need a lot of those shots. I do want a lot of “candid” photos of ourselves after the ceremony, and of course photos during the ceremony. The company we are booking for our officiant is one that specializes in “elopements”, small beach or destination weddings and they offer their own photography services. The largest of which has 100+ photos (2-hours of photography) and I believe this will be big enough for me. However, I remember having TONS of photos from my first wedding, I really could not tell you how many, and I do not want to look back on these photos one day and wish I had more.
Post # 3
@MrsBrown13: My fiance and I wanted to elope, but my parents and siblings seemed pretty heartbroken that they wouldn’t be there to witness it. It may be because I’m the youngest and only girl. So, we’ve decided to have them join us to our destination wedding. In total it will be 9 people attending (including us).
The photographer we’re hiring is $1,500 for 2 hours. One hour at the ceremony and one hour at another location of our choice.
I think 2 hours is plenty of time and photos.
I’m big on photography, so a lot of our wedding photos are going to be hung on our living room walls.
Post # 4
The number of photos doesn’t matter. The quality/content does matter. 100 stellar images is more valuable than 1,000 boring, bad images. I would suggest asking to see an example of a 100 photo set from the photographer to guage how happy you would be with what they deliver for 2 hrs of coverage. Honestly I would be more wary of the “officiant with add-on services” part than the number of images. A lot of these destination/elopement all-inclusive packages use photographers who don’t know what they are doing. Definitely check out the work before you sign and make sure the work you’re seeing is from the actual person who will be shooting your wedding.
Post # 5
@mariematt i agree! its def the quality of the photos. imo you can never have too many photos!
Post # 6
@mariematt: I understand that! And I definitely want to make sure, because I have seen some photos on these “all inclusive” officiants pages that look like my 3 year old nephew took them. If that is the case I will just hand my brother a camera and say “take my pics”….LOL!!!
@Jen51287: I guess I probably should have stated, while I love having pics of my family on my walls, I hate having my picture taken. I always have, I never would let my mom take a bunch when I was off to prom and such. In the proofs from my first wedding (I was 20) I have my toungue out when the camera is pointed at me by the end of the day.
Post # 7
I think I will be fine…. She said he started as her assitant but he branched out on his own.