(Closed) How many hours for photographs? (Intimate wedding)

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

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june2017bride :  It depends whether you’re thinking of having any getting ready photos?

If so, I would look at having another hour ๐Ÿ™‚

Then you’ve got an hour-ish getting ready/travelling to ceremony.

30 mins ceremony

90 mins photos with others and together ๐Ÿ™‚

x

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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june2017bride :  i’d proabably add another hour. most engagement sessions are 2 hours, and that doesn’t include any guests or ceremony.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Can you talk to the photographer for their suggestions?

If you want any getting ready photos, you will def need more time.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Our event is four hours long….maybe five if my parents want the stupid dance floor. Photographer was booked for four hours. No getting ready photos or first look. We only have about eight specific shots in mind after the ceremony and then the photographer is free to casually shoot at will. Not interested in a lot of posed pics. It depends on what you feel is necessary.  

Post # 7
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Helper bee

we had our elopement photographer for an hour, but we didn’t have any guests at all ๐Ÿ™‚ But I felt like we had plenty of time for pictures during and after our ceremony, So I would think that two hours will be plenty with your guests ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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june2017bride :  You should be fine with 2 hours, just depending on the location. I regularly photograph elopements and intimate weddings, and with my hourly rate I have a 2 hour minimum. Generally that’s enough time for me to capture the ceremony, any “family formals” (if they have people in attendance), and the couples portraits – so long as we’re staying in the same location. The only time I advise my couples to add a third hour is if they want to go to a second location for photos. My time is consecutive and starts when I show up, so driving between locations counts towards their booked time.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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june2017bride :  I’m having 26 people at my elopement and I’ll have the photographer for 2 hours as well. You should be fine – professional photographers capture over 100 photos per hour. That’s at least 200 photos! Also, feel free to help your photographer maximize your time by providing a list of photos you’d like ahead of time. xoxo

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Wannabee

It sounds like 2 hours should be fine.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

Also getting married July 23rd in an intimate wedding. We have the photographer for 2.5 hours because we couldn’t decide between 2 and 3. We plan to get to our ceremony location about an hour early and do pictures of the two of us, our ceremony (10 minutes), family portraits and some more of us. Then he’ll come back to the house with us and take some pictures of the beginning of our reception/pool party. 

We were leaning 2 hrs but didn’t want to be rushed. If we weren’t going to do pictures back at the house then I think 2 would be plenty. Especially for you since you have 4 people and we have 11. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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june2017bride :  I’m having a photographer and videographer for 2 hours to capture my intimate wedding. All of the important things – vows, speeches, first dance, etc. typicaly happen within that time frame so you should be fine! xoxo

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Two hours will be fine. I had a small wedding (but not quite as smalls as yours) and booked my photographer for three hours, but we were done by the end of hour two. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

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june2017bride :  Congrats! I am eloping to Hawaii with no guests. Its a planned elopement everyone knows. We have no guests. The photographer said 2 hours is good. We are going to two locations and I have two gowns. haha I have a weakness for gowns they are so pretty.

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