Post # 1
This is a serious question. Even though it’s been a struggle to force myself to care about photography, now that I AM going to get it, I want to make sure I receive some sort of value. A photographer quoted me a package for ceremony and reception (I’m assuming that includes bridal party shots after the ceremony, but definitely NOT getting ready) with no prints, only 60 hi-res shots. 60 shots sounds pretty low, doesn’t it? For 5-6 hours of shooting? That’s ~10 shots an hour.
And I can’t tell whether the photog is saying that she will take unlimited shots and then select her favorite 60 to edit and send to us (which would be fine, actually) or whether she’s saying that once she’s reached 60 and the cake cutting hasn’t happened it’s just tough luck, lol.
There’s another photographer who I like just as much who is charging only a bit more but has not made any mention of a limit to the images I’ll receive.
As an aside I’ve thumbed through many of my friends online wedding photo galleries and only appreciated maybe every 12th one so I can understand not necessarily needing hundreds. Just curious about what’s normal
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017
I would say not even close. I received all shots taken from my engagement and the facebook album of my favourites is 52.. I could barely whittle it down lower than that!! Though we did change locations and clothing a few times..
Edit: 60 shots that have been selected as the favourites and photoshopped, and then receive all/most of the other originals on a disc sounds reasonable.
Post # 4
We’re getting at least 350 hi res images on disc or USB with unlimited personal reprinting rights and a photo book of 50 select images.
Post # 5
@Overjoyed: It doesn’t really cost to take many shots; I think the 60 is the number you’ll end up with. 60 sounds like areasonable figure of how many shots the photog is willing to tweak contrasts, colours and such.
Post # 6
We get all of ours edited. We have been told we should get at least 1000 images, though that will be from 2 shooters and 12 hours of shooting. 60 seems low though; I would want a few hundred from 5-6 hours.
Post # 7
60 seems very low, but if she means that she will take the best 60 shots and edit those, I do think that’s different. I’ve read some of your other posts and it doesn’t sound like photography is a huge priority to you anyways, so I think as long as you are comfortable with this and you clarify with her what she means by 60 photos, then I don’t see why not.
Post # 8
@Overjoyed: We received over 2000 high res images and our photographer wasn’t expensive. I think they are all edited.
Post # 9
why don’t you talk to the photog and clarify with THEM what’s included? is it 60 total, is it 60 edited, if that includes Bridal Party shots…
Post # 10
It’d be very unusual for a wedding photographer to only take 60 shots although having said that, we do have a local “wedding photographer” who refuses to take more than 100 pictures despite working digitally. The subject of these 100 pictures in question having to be supplied to her beforehand so she works from a list and then goes home once the shutter comes down on her 100th pictures. But since her work is reliably dire and she has zero interpersonal skills, she gets very little business and what she does get tends to attract complaints.
In your case, OP, I imagine that your photographer would be supplying the best 60, edited hi res images from many more taken on the day. Although 60 is still a very low number unless it is 60 prints rather than 60 digital images.
You might well find that 60 is enough if photography isn’t the highest priority though. It’s all very well getting thousands of pictures but most people want a more manageable number in the hundreds and not umpteen pictures taken for the sake of bumping up the total. However, 60 is on the very low side of what’s acceptable imho.
Post # 11
we got about 160 shots for the engagement– all edited and for our own rights to print
for the wedding, we received back 1000 edited, retouched photos.
60 photos seems like a really really low number with regards to the photos you’ll get to have from your day.
Now, as PP mentioned, if its 60 edited and then you’ll get the rest on a disk untouched, etc. that would be fine with me.
Do you mind me asking what you would be charged?
Post # 12
I’m getting 400 edited images from five hours with a single shooter(bridal, getting ready, ceremony, reception, exit) . 60 sounds very low.
Post # 13
that is super low. 1 would say 100 shots an hour.
i am getting every single photo that the photog takes in digital copy. he will even edit those. then the 100-150 that are extra edited will go in an album he is making for us.
Post # 14
60 is WAY low. Our photographers said they usually end up giving the clients between 400 and 600 high resolution images.
Post # 15
You should get more clarification about the 60 shots.
When I was searching for photogs, most packages included an unlimited # of photos during the allotted time and a disk with at least a few hundred images. Some packages included albums and those usually had a limit of 30-60 photos, depending on what album we got.
Post # 16
@Overjoyed: At first, I thought you meant alcohol. I was thinking dear god woman, what has wedding planning done to you?!
However, as for photography shots, no, 60 shots is nowhere near enough.