(Closed) How many hours did you book your photog for?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How many hours did you book your photographer?
    Less than 6 hours : (9 votes)
    8 %
    6 hours : (15 votes)
    13 %
    7 hours : (10 votes)
    9 %
    8 hours : (31 votes)
    28 %
    9 hours : (4 votes)
    4 %
    10 hours : (15 votes)
    13 %
    Over 10 hours : (28 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I picked over 10 hours.

    Although, our photographer’s package included “all day”. From start to the bitter end, he will be there.

    Post # 4
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Our package includes 8hrs, however, I’m starting to think it might not be enough as she’ll miss all of the pictures of me and my BMs getting our hair and make-up at the salon.  I’m thinking of getting an additional hour. 🙁

    Post # 5
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Our package had 10 hours and we ordered an extra two – I wanted pics of people enjoying themselves at the reception and enough early in the morning with my parents and BM’s….

    Post # 6
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We got a 6 hour package, which will cover the ceremony and the entire reception.  I specifically didn’t want “getting ready” pictures.  I’ve been a bridesmaid many times, and always found it really stressful to have the photographer around while we were getting dressed and getting our hair done, so I nixed the idea when my turn came around.  I’m just weird like that, though; I know a lot of people love to document that part of the day.

    ETA: You could always have your bridesmaids bring their cameras to snap some non-pro pics while you’re getting ready.

    Post # 7
    572 posts
    Busy bee

    I have 8 hours and my photog will be able to get the last part of my makeup and getting into my dress. The ceremony is at 3:30 and we scheduled from 1-9PM. I just have to make sure that the reception festivites are done by then. We are not doing the garter or bouquet toss and the first dance is immediately following intro but before dinner. If it runs smoothly he should even get a few action shots when the dance floor opens up.

    I do not want the added expense of pics of folks dancing and don’t need leaving the reception photos either. That is just me however. We truly want a photojournalistic flavor to our pics.

    Post # 8
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Our package includes 8 hours which will be plenty for us. Our wedding, from ceremony to the end of the reception, is 5.5 hours so that leaves 2.5 hours for our first look and whatever getting ready pictures he’s around for.

    Post # 9
    1165 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m pretty sure our package is for 7 hours, but I think I’ll want to add an hour or two since we decided to do a first look and I want her there at the tail end of getting ready.

    Post # 10
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    If you can afford to get extra hours, get extra.  We had a 6 hour package and, while it was sufficient, it did feel a bit rushed… especially pre-wedding with the getting ready shots, first look shots, bridal party, etc.  If anything runs behind, it cuts into your picture taking time.  I don’t think we missed out on anything… but just the overall feeling was rushed.

    Post # 11
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    3 hrs.  Pictures before, during and after the ceremony only.  I am not having photos for the wedding dinner since we are not having a traditional wedding.  Since I’m finally getting married @ 41, everyone will definitely snap away so I’m sure I’ll have a ton of great photos.

    Post # 12
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Ours is for 12 hours

    Post # 13
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted over 10 but my photographers were like .twist.‘s.

    The price of the package was all day coverage – from whatever time we started getting ready (9am salon appointment for me and slightly later at the barbershop for the guys) until the end of the reception at 11pm and everything in between!

    Post # 14
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We’ve booked our photographer for 10 hours officially. He’s a friend of the family, so he’ll be around the whole time anyway. He’ll take his pro hat off at some point and party with the rest of us.

    Post # 15
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    10 hours and I love that package. My second photographer is only going to be there for 6 hours though and will leave earlier. It’s going to let me have several hours of pictures before the ceremony.

    Post # 16
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We’re on a budget and opted for 5 hours. We can’t get into the ceremony/reception space until about an hour beforehand anyway. We plan on getting hair/makeup done at the hotel, and then the photog can meet us at the ceremony location to get pics of putting on the dress, putting on accessories, etc.

    All of our events are taking place at one site and we’re planning on doing formal photos during cocktail hour, so it should be plenty of time to get all of the shots we’d like.

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