(Closed) How many hours of photography did you get?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We did 6 hours. It was the perfect amount for getting all the actual wedding pictures but looking back I wish we had paid for more hours and done getting ready pictures too.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

We also had 6 hours. It was the perfect amount, any more would have been unnecessary for us, but it all depends on your timeline and what you want to capture. And our photographer was 100% worth it. We went with http://hollyfelts.com/ 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

We got 12 hours…from 10am – 10pm.

Our team was there for getting ready pictures and they left right before dancing started.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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soontobee1109 :  We did 12 hours as well and it was the perfect amount to get all of our photos. We have photos of everything from getting ready to the bouquet/garter toss 🙂

Post # 6
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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soontobee1109 : We had 6 hours, which covered bridal party getting ready, church service, arriving at venue with drink etc. We were happy with that, pictures of me getting my dance on in the evening wouldn’t look that great haha 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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soontobee1109 :  we had 9 hours of photography and two photographers. They were able to get the getting ready shots all the way through to the first dance. We had a really great mix of photos and I think it was the right amount of time.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

12 hours but the getting ready photos were important to me. Otherwise I’d do 10. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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soontobee1109 : I’m sure from memory it was 10:30 to 16:30. When he first arrived he got pics of my dress, a few other details like my Mum had a countdown to the wedding on a chalkboard, our dogs, he then got the majority of us having our make-up done. I had three BMs and there was my Mum too. I (sadly) created a Gantt chart to work out who to get ready and when to help with timings etc. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We had 4 hours- but I really didn’t want any getting ready pictures.  With 4 hours we got all the formal/family pictures, ceremony shots, and couple/bridal party shots outside at a second location (very close to the reception).  We also got detail shots of all of the reception decor, and a number of shots during toasts.  The photographers left while we were eating, so we didn’t have any pro pictures of the dance.  I had my dad take a couple of our first dance, and while I would have liked to have pro pics, I didn’t think they we worth the extra $150 for an extra hour.  My dad got one really good picture, so I’m happy with our choice.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

We had 6-7. And more than an hour of that was driving. I thought it was enough time. We got over 1400 pics.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

We did about 8/10 can’t even remember because our photographer was so chilled. He did the venue photos because I didn’t want getting ready photos but he got some of me and family and bridesmaids once we were done. 2pm ceremony and he left before 10. Very limited formal pprtraita with family and a short couple photo session of the 2 of us. We picked a chilled out photojournalism style person 

I think we had it right.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We had six hours and I think it was a good amount of time. She got there early for getting ready pictures and left an hour before the reception ended. I sometimes wish she would have stayed the extra hour but she got so many fun dancing pictures before she left so it was ok.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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soontobee1109 :  We are doing 8 hours starting at 2:30 for getting ready pics of boys then me and girls in robes popping champagne etc and ending at 10:30 dinner should be done around 9:30 so I figured extra hour is enough to get some dancing/crowd shots and also some nighttime outside of us.

Absolutely zero need for pics past 10 as I plan to be drinking finally and who needs pics of that haha

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