(Closed) Did anyone NOT have 6-8+ hours of photography coverage?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have to use the photographers at Wynn Las Vegas. We are taking pics for a total of 2 & a half hours. Outside that, we’ll rely on family & friends for pictures.

Our package originally only came with 30 min of photography, but we upgraded for an extra $900. We also get a lot more prints included this way.

Post # 4
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are having 1 hour of pics…we just want a couple shots of us and a few of the guests etc…all that is important is getting married:)

Post # 5
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

 Limited coverage with someone good will always trump more coverage with mediocre. Many of my couples this year went for my 6 hour over 8. They want quality coverage for shorter hours over a full day. They do what they can afford and whats realistic for their budget while still getting the quality they want.

Post # 6
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I only had a photographer for the ceremony, and that itself was a total of 1 hour 🙂 The ceremony itself was probably 15 minutes and we spent the rest of the time taking photos with everyone.




Post # 7
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MissFireFlower:  Great choice!  A shorter time with a pro is a MUCH better choice than all day coverage from someone that will produce inferior quality or just “ok” results.

Honestly, I think 8 hours is very excessive when it comes to wedding photography.  I have shot all important moments from ceremony to reception on 3 1/2 hours before.  Just didn’t include getting ready photos.

And what would you rather have?  BEAUTIFUL formals and ceremony shots….?  Or a CD of the whole day with photos that look like a guest took them?

Post # 8
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sure it’s doable. I’ve personally never shot a wedding that was less than 6 hours. The great majority of my couples are ordering albums so 8-12 hour weddings are my norm. That covers hair/makeup through to the dance And often a sparkler exit or night shoot. 

Post # 9
37 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are getting four hours of coverage, because I didn’t want or need 6-8 hours. Our situation is actually very similar to yours. We found a photographer who is excellent but over budget. However, she was wonderful and worked with us to meet our budget with less hours of her time.

TBH, originally, our ceremony and reception wasn’t even going to exceed four hours. It is now (because we changed the format) but I still don’t need random pictures of my family and I playing board/tabletop games and possibly dancing all night. Ceremony, formals, cake cutting…that’s all I want.

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