Post # 1
One of my friends got married a few months ago & got what I think is a good amount of ceremony pics back from her photographer, but she was disappointed in the “low amount”. For my wedding, I barely got any photos of my ceremony (maybe 10 photos out of 700, so that’s less than 2%!)… but the venue turned off all lights except the “stage” (wasn’t planned). We were talking with a group of friends & some say they got a TON of ceremony pics back & were unhappy with that. So now I’m wondering what is the norm?
How many ceremony photos did you get back from your photographer? & how many photos altogether from your photog did you get?
Post # 3
i put 20%, but my calculation was actually 17%, but then i didn’t count shots of the ceremony site before the ceremony started, so i think 20% is a good estimate!
and i put that i am totally happy with this. i never for one second thought about how many ceremony shots i had before your post. so if my percentage had been 5, 10, 20, 40, etc, i would still be happy. simply because my photog documented every aspect of the ceremony and left nothing out! so that is what makes me 100% pleased! she got everyone walking down the ailse, she got the ceremony from different angle and close ups. she got us both saying our vows, putting on our rings, our wine box ceremony, both us and our witnesses signing the papers, walking out after, awesome first kiss pics, guests blowing bubbles, readers reading their poems. everything! she even got a pic with us and the officiant holding our marriage certificate! the ceremony setup pics were of the arch, flower petal ailse, programs, fans and bubbles – and a guest using and looking at them!
the way i see it that those pics are 20% because of the amount of time she was there that day. Had she been there for half or double the time, the pics would be same, but the percentage relative to all my pics of the day would be more or less!
so i don’t think its about how many, but are you happy with the representation of your ceremony in the pics. the number could be different too if my ceremony was much shorter or longer – mine was about 25 minutes and i have about 130 pictures.
Post # 4
With my small amount, I was very happy. We did a dance down the isle (instead of walking) & the lights down the isle were all off, so all the photos of this were mostly blurry. But again, not the photographer’s fault! My first thought when the lights dimmed down, then off was: “what’s happening? oh no, the photos!”. My ceremony was maybe 10 minutes (I have horrible stage freight/ being center of attention in a large amount of people), so there wasn’t much time for the photos anyway.
I think my friend got about 10-15% but they had a short 15 minute ceremony. Then there are the people who had a 45 minute ceremony & they got a ton of ceremony pics, like 30%. I’m not complaining about how many photos I got, because I am 100% happy with mine! Its just quite a few of my friends aren’t happy with their photos because either they got “too many” or “not enough”… I just don’t get it!