(Closed) How long to get a photographer for?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How long is your photographer going to be around on the big day?
    4 hours : (2 votes)
    6 %
    6 hours : (7 votes)
    23 %
    8 hours : (22 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I think it really depends on what you want pictures of and what your day of timeline is going to look like.  If you plan to start early and you want getting ready pictures at the salon/hotel/house/wherever, and you also plan to do like a sparkler exit, or even just to ensure that they get some shots of the dancing, 6-8 hours is probably best.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I agree that it depends on when your wedding starts

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’re doing 8 hours just because I want her to be there for the entire ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and also for a couple of hours before the ceremony so we can get all of our pics in. Honestly I would have rather done 10 hours, but our photographer is so expensive that I couldn’t bring myself to spend more money for it :-/

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m getting 10 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have 9 hours, I guess I could throw in another few hundred for an extra hour if I decide it’s needed.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We have our main photographer from 3-11 and a second photg from 330-730.

     

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would get it for as many hours as you can afford.  I paid for eight hours.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’m getting 8 hours so that he can be there before the ceremony, during the ceremony, and through most of the reception. He’s also happy to stay later if I want him to the day of as long as I paid him then – it would be $200/hr to add more.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We are having our photographer from 11 am until 9:30 pm. That way she can cover me getting ready, the ceremony, all the posed photos, the dinner, speeches, cake, first dance and scottish country dancing after. I could not miss her capturing all my american friends trying this for the first time! 

    She is charing us 800 pounds, so about 1300 to 1400 dollars. 

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I was going to do 6 hours.  The amount of time fit our small budget and honestly I don’t need photos of me getting ready.  My photographer actually has a 7 hour option and that is what we picked.  We are not doing a first look, so it will have him taking pictures from our arrival at the church to the last dance.     

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Ours is all day, so around 11 am to 11pm!

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have been looking for 8-10 hour packages because I would like them to be at the reception for a little while as well and I don’t know if we are getting a videographer so the more I can get the photographer to capture, the better. I’d choose a budget and get as much as you can from that!

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