(Closed) Did you get an estimate of HOW MANY photos you'd receive?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  Awesome question! I have my contract signing tomorrow w/ my photographer and I have no idea about this and would love to know. She is getting 4-5hrs of coverage and I’d be disappointed w/ anything less than 70 pictures.

Post # 5
Hostess
12282 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

my engagement shoot i was told i’d get a disc with 30-35 print quality retouched images.  haven’t recieved it yet (was only a couple weeks ago) but I’d definitely like a ballpark.  Or at the very least a minimum number!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m a photographer and I tell brides on average they’ll get around 50 photos per hour of active shooting. That seems pretty standard to me from what I know of friends in the business. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@LadyMoriarty:  Don’t feel bashful about asking; it’s a legit question!  Just shoot her an email and ask how many photos you’ll get from those 6 hours of coverage.

We have unlimited coverage hour-wise and our photog said they usually take around 800 photos between the two of them, and one of the reasons we chose to go with them (OK, mostly we went with her because she bought us a beer and was easy to talk to) was because they retouch ALL of them.  The other photogs we talked to said they’d only do a full retouch maybe 50-70 and just do color correction on the rest.

Post # 8
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323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yes, my photographer told me approximately how many photos you’ll get per hour with her packages, but that it could be more or less depending. She did not PROMISE any set number and there is no set number in my contract. I am not the least bit worried though. I hired a photographer that I don’t have any fears about – she is a true professional and I love her work. I would re-think the choice of going with a photographer you can’t trust to provide you with ample, high quality pictures.

 

Post # 9
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2972 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i believe our photographer said the standard amount she includes is 200, but we could add more if we wanted. she ended up giving us almost 700!

 

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@LadyMoriarty:  Another thing to clarify.  🙂  Does your package include an album, or just the USB stick?  Changes to final images makes me think more of layout of an album than the retouching of individual photos.

Don’t be shy.  They have these contracts written up to protect themselves, and to make sure you’re getting exactly what you think you are, you may have to ask a few questions.

Post # 12
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11236 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wow. Our photographer estimated ~100 edited photos per hour. We’ll probably end up with ~1000 (edited) from our wedding day. We got 431 edited photos from our ~3 hour engagement session.

Post # 13
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1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@LadyMoriarty:  I did ask my photographer how many I should expect, and it’s pretty much what I expected (about 1,200). Now not every one will be retouched, but all will be there for me to see. 

You should expect several hundred. I just asked my photog friend, and she said approximately 600 or so, depending on when they start shooting (ie if they’re around for the getting dressed part, etc.)

Post # 14
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504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

35 to 50 per active hour, we have her for 9 hours. She said she normally retouches approx 50 to 75 that she feels are the best. We get no prints just the digital file

Post # 15
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622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

~50 images/hr of active shooting per shooter is the standard I would say. When you start hearing numbers in the thousands you can expect that the photographer is delivering a lot of similar versions of the same shot (I.e you get 10 shots of your cake at slightly different angles where I might only deliver the best 3). this all comes down to individual choice. There are photographers who:

– deliver everything they shot

– deliver everything except outtakes like closed eyes (so you’d get all 10 versions of a cake shot)

– deliver less unique images but give you black and white versions of everything which bumps the final count up very high 

– select the best images from your day and don’t deliver excessive repeats – this comes out to ~50/hr for most shooters

 

Cirumstances vary widely though. A wedding with 3 hours of portrait time and endless details and tons of guests is going to yield way more images than a small, simple backyard wedding. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

yeah, you can ask how many you should be expecting with 6 hours.

We were told we’d get about 250 edited photos when we booked (3 hours, 1 photographer) and we got 253 edited (well, actually 506 total since we got them all in color and black and white)

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