(Closed) How many edited pro photos did you get??

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How many pics did you get from your pro photographer?
    100-200 : (7 votes)
    10 %
    200-300 : (8 votes)
    11 %
    300-400 : (13 votes)
    18 %
    500+ : (43 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 32
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee

    Industry standard is around 40-60 images per hour of shooting per photographer.  Newbies tend to give you thousands of images, but this is not typical.  Every image on your CD should be at least color corrected.  Any special editing beyond that varies per contract and photographer.

    Post # 33
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Quality over quantity as they say!  

    Our photographer says at least 500 pictures… we’ll see how many actually turn out since it’s a small wedding.  I’d be happy with 200 if everything was captured.  🙂  I really don’t need hours and hours worth of pictures, or 10 shots of the same thing from the same angle.

    Post # 34
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    1800 photos for 8 hours, 2 shooters

    Post # 35
    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Erhm, we received a lot more than 500, with two shooters around 9-10 ish hours?  And to this “quality over quantity bit…it is possible to have both, just saying.  As to what we got, we received an external hard drive of the digital images.

    @seahorsey: Apparently, blinking can be fixed!! We have a shot that I absolutley love, and when we were picking the photos for our album, our photographer revealed that he needed to edit my husbands eyes open, since he had been blinking!!

    Post # 36
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    Depends on what you mean edited? He edited things upon our request slightlstand the ones in our album, but the vast majority were not edited. They didn’t need to be. What he edited was things likeremoving exit signs etc. if he had to change a bunch of crops etc he wasn’t very good to begin with. So we got 1000 pics and he edited anything upon request. About 40. 80 were in our album

    Post # 37
    380 posts
    Helper bee

    I just wanted to add that I do agree, 1000 is too many if you are getting ones that are duplicated, people with their eyes closed etc. the photographer should be weeding those down until you get different photos throughout the set.

    We had 2 photographers plus an assistant who was taking a fair amount as well, and thats how we ended up with 1000 images that actually are completely different. They deleted bad ones with peoples eyes closed though. I do have some photos that are of the same moment, but because all three photographers were so spread out, we have three totally different angles and I have found that I love every single one of them. Here’s our breakdown incase it helps anyone:

    Getting ready 12:00 pm til 1 pm: 205

    First look 1pm til 2:30: 155 (we set aside a good chunk of time for this)

    Ceremony 2:30 til 4: 240 including hanging out at the venue waiting for the ceremony

    Family, wedding party, bride and groom 4pm til 5:30: 230. I grouped them together because they were all taken in the same time slot.

    Reception 5:30 til 8: includes detail shots. 180

    If you have one photographer, then under 500 images sounds good. If you have more than one photographer, just make sure that they are spreading out to get different perspectives so that you don’t end up with the same photo in a ton of different colours. It also helped us to have a photographer getting the detail shots at the reception and photos of guests at cocktail hour, while the other photographer and assistant stayed with us to set up the wedding party and bride and groom photos.

    Post # 38
    8 posts

    @rachaelrobin: Of course it is possible to have both – I just wanted to emphasize that you shouldn’t pick someone who maybe isn’t as good just because they say they are going to give you way more photos. Don’t judge a photograher solely on the number of photos they promise you.  Some photographers may also underpromise and overdeliver, so keep that in mind if there is a minimum stated in the contract.


    @USER876: I definitely agree.  40-60 per hour for an experienced photographer is pretty typical.  And yes, a new or beginning photographer will give you way more photos than an experienced photographer, but an experienced photographer will, more likely than not, spend more time and attention to detail when editing (at least in my opinion).

    Post # 39
    7586 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @Juliepants: No I did not count them. They were in folders already by topic so it gave me the counts 🙂  My photos were also fully edited. Skin imperfections removed, no closed eyes, and perfect coloring. 

    Post # 40
    3621 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We got between 400 and 500 photos. Which is plently for us!

    ETA: My photographer was with us all day long. from 9am till 1am.

    Post # 41
    6659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We received almost 700 edited photos and could frame any one of them. It was extremely difficult to pick out 50 for our album.

    Post # 42
    91 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    About 11 hours of coverage produced 770 photographs.

    Post # 43
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We got 650 photos from our photographer! We had 2 shooters, one for 4 hours and the main photog for 6. All of the photos are edited (or like @USER876 said, at least color corrected), but there are definitely a bunch of “keeper” shots that are clearly edited more than the others.

    Post # 44
    2155 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Haven’t done ours yet, but our contract specifies minimum 400, but she says they usually do over 500

    Post # 45
    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We got 1500 pictures. A lot were of our guests during cocktail hour and dancing.

    We had 2 photographers for 10 hours and we had a day after shoot with just Darling Husband and I.

    Post # 46
    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    When it comes to images delivered, there really are no industry standards among photographers.  Typically the more intensive the post production, the fewer images will be turned over. It’s a quality over quantity thing, and each individual photographer will have their own take on it.  We deliver around 50-100 or so an hour between the two of us, but we do edit each image and do some retouching for the couple.

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