Post # 1
I want to gauge from other brides what they got to see if mine is standard.
I remember a post the other day about a photographer handing over all photos taken on the wedding day, which I believe was somewhere around a thousand. A lot of fellow photographer bees were saying that’s too much and you should receive about 100-200.
Can someone look this over and tell me if it sounds like a fair deal?
Here is what will be included in our photography package: 3 hours (city hall ceremony), including two locations to take photos after the ceremony, image disk with 100+ edited high resolution digital negative with print rights as well.
What does it mean by print rights?
I really don’t want my wedding photos included in her blog, or used for commercial use, will I have to inquire about this in a separate discussion, or does what print rights mean?
Post # 3
@petalpetal: I was supposed to get like 600 but they ended up loving so many of their photos that they sent me around 1600! Of course, I don’t like all of those photos but am happy to have such a big variety!
I think anywhere around 100-300 is standard though.
Post # 4
@petalpetal: Printing rights allow you to go to print your pictures using someone other than your photographer. Some people have to buy prints from their photog.
You are also not allow to sell, edit, or do anything with the pictures. You may want to discuss using their photos on facebook or other social media because some photogs. require their watermark to be visable and others don’t want it to be put up at all.
You can talk to them about using your photos for advertisment but they are not your pictures. Your photog legally owns each photo. I would share these concerns with them.
I think you are getting an AWESOME deal 🙂
Post # 5
@petalpetal: For 4hrs, our photographer expected to get us about 250 pictures. She ended up giving us 400, plus she gave us all the same images in black & white.
Post # 7
I think your number sounds about right for the amount of coverage. As for print rights, that simply means you can print them wherever you like – do you don’t have to buy prints from your photographer. You can do it through Costco, Walgreens, online, whoever. It’s nice so you can shop around for prices.
As for blog posts and advertisement – you don’t have control over that, as the photos are the property of the photographer. However, it wouldn’t hurt to have a conversation about it.
For 8 hours of coverage, I’m expecting at least 500 photos. The most my photographer has ever done was 1000, and that was with a second shooter. Otherwise he typically gives 500-600 edited photos for 8-10 hours.
Post # 8
@petalpetal: Ours told us to expect about a picture a minute so for 6 hours we’ll have about 360 photos.
ETA – our photographer gave us the option to have our gallery password protected so no one would see them but those we allow. She does post pictures on facebook and her blog, but I’m sure if we weren’t comfortable with it she wouldn’t – or she would remove pictures we weren’t comfortable with.
She has told us that they won’t be published outside her own promotional use without our permission (she won’t sell them to a magazine or use them for print advertising without our knowledge)
Post # 9
This thread makes me sad because our photographer was really expensive for how good his work is (we had to use him because he was part of the venue contract as is married to the coordinator) costing us £750GBP, and we had a discussion with him about how many images we would get. He said we would get over 200 and we would have print rights.
its now after the wedding, and we get 150 photos, and they are of COMPUTER QUALITY, thus meaning low definition and cant be used for anything other than FB or computer screen. We have to pay another £240 just to get 40 high resolution images. We want to discuss getting him to print some for us (probably cheaper than paying for the high res and then print costs), but he will only do that if we travel to his studio ‘to discuss it’ which is about 3 hours away from us when we both work very busy lifestyles.
Lesson i have learnt: NEVER EVER trust the word of your vendors. Force them to somehow write any agreements down (eg email). We are now forced to forever look at our few wedding photos on a computer, or fork out even more money.
PS I dont think i would be bitter about this except for: The second shooter we also paid to attend with him cost 10% of him, her photos are 10X better, and her photos are on his gallery and thus we dont get those extra. And because he is married to the wedding venue co-ordinator he ran off with her to help with kitchen stuff for half the night and wasnt taking the damn photos!!!! Theres probably a hundred things i could complain about them, but alas, i will stop…
Post # 10
I ended up getting about 800.
Post # 11
We received over a 1,100 for 8 hours coverage. It was 1,100 web res images and 1,100 high quality print images. It was a 2-person husband/wife team. She does detail shots while he lights the room for the big, dramatic shots.
Post # 12
@Payless: This is the first I’m hearing about photogs owning the rights to images. That’s crazy, sounds awful to have to ask your photog what you can or can’t do with your own images. The stuff we had on SMP and other blogs on the other hand, are theirs to manipulate and do what they want with.
Post # 13
I’m just worried that 100+ isn’t going to be enough. There are 3 different locations to shoot: the ceremony, one location on a hill with the city skyline in the background, and the last one at a famous landmark.
I’m wondering if you can cram in all of those locations, plus family photos, and photos of fiance and I…
It’s hard to get an understanding of the standard because most people hire their photographers for 5+ hours, while mine is 3 hours.
Post # 14
We had 12 hours of coverage (getting ready, church, 3 locations, reception), basically 10am-10pm with two AMAZING photographers!!! I got 250 “preview” shots and they said there are about another 600 coming. Photography was my “big splurge” and I went with what I saw as the best photographers in the city (Chicago). Including my engagement session, it cost 9K… Totally worth it though, of the 250 “preview” shots, there is not a single one I don’t love!
Post # 15
@petalpetal: I got 679 photos, but that was for 8 hours worth! 🙂
Printing rights just means that YOU will have rights to printing them! A lot of photographers charge extra for this, or force you to go through them to get prints… meaning, you only get watermarked “proofs” that you can then choose which to get printed or turned into an album.
Printing rights is awesome, means they’re all yours, you can post them, print them, do whatever you like with them.
And if you don’t want them on the photographer’s blog, just talk to her and let her know that! She should respect your privacy… if she really wants to include some photos to show off her skills, perhaps you can compromise (no faces, only photos of details??).. I’m not sure how photographers choose what they blog, sorry, just making guesses! 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I think we had 700-something, for about 8 hours, so roughly 100 an hour.