(Closed) How many photos do you receive on CD from an 8 hr wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I guess it depends on your wedding contract

I got 700 something edited pictures in two cd’s (prep, details, first look, portraits, ceremony and reception). we paid almost $1900 for our photogs and they were amazing

Post # 4
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We got 1100, all edited.  Our photographer was with us for just about 10 hours.  She happened to be a friend of ours who is a professional photographer so I’m pretty sure she gave us a hell of a deal.  We paid less than $1000. 

Post # 5
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

For 8 hours we got 4000 something.  Two photographers but one took 3000 and the other about another 1000(she is in training).  Our photographer is a beast!  Highly rated, best of the Knot, etc, etc.  Its been 10 months and we still haven’t gone through them all. Oops.  

Post # 6
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@MrsBtoBe14:  No professional photographer is going to hand you over the RAW files so you can pick and choose which ones you want to edit.  And even if they did – trust me on this one, you would not want to have to go through that many photos.  Most of the photographers I know, myself included, deliver 50-100 images on average, per hour of service.

Post # 7
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

our photographer will be with us for 12 hours and has promised us 1000 edited images.

Post # 8
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@MrsBtoBe14:  I doubt you’re going to get unedited pics.


We got just over a thousand pics but half were color and half were black and white so really 500 pics.

Post # 9
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Our photographer told us to expect 50-75 edited images per 1 hour of shooting.

I don’t think your expectation of all raw images is appropriate. The protographer should not be expected to release his/her work in anything less than its best form. Imagine if a customer were to post all of the bad shots (that the photographer would usually edit until they were good and/or ditch completely) online and say “look how bad this photographer is!”

Post # 10
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We received 737 edited images from 9 hours of coverage.

Post # 11
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We got about 500 edited images from 8 hours of coverage.

Post # 12
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We had just over 1600 from 9 hours of coverage

Post # 13
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Like Continuum said, the average is 50-100 per active hour of shooting.


Post # 15
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got 750, but I don’t think I got everything she took.  My guess is she cut out any where people were blinking or something, because I got none of those. 

Post # 16
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You should ask your photographer what they usually do since the norm for other photographers isn’t necessarily going to be what yours does. Also, if you dont want tons of black and white, why not just bring up that concern with who you have hired?


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