(Closed) How many photos do you usually receive from an engagement shoot?

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
10 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

Fiance and I just booked our photography/videography….

We are spending $7780 Canadian for our engagement photos, wedding day photos and videography on the day of the wedding..

I KNOW, CRAZY, RIGHT?! I regret not shopping around, we just got engaged two weeks ago.

The engagement photo session is $3,000 (THREE GRAND)!!!

But it includes makeup, hair, accessories, 3 outfits that are altered, dry-cleaned and provided by them (meaning wedding gowns and/or formal gowns).

We get 35 edited pictures on CD plus an 16″x18″ album (huge!!).

Both of our parents also get 2 mini albums (about 4″x6″) of our engagement photos.

Also, our parents get to come in for photography sessions, too. And we get to pick an 8 x 10 photo of our parents, I believe.

Also, a 16″ x 20″ print of ONE of our engagement photos (we’ll put it on the easle at the reception/ceremony, and keep that in our master bedroom).

They also drive us wherever we want to go, and our session will be about pretty much the ENTIRE day with 1 or 2 photographers, Indoor & Outdoor session.

Makeup artist/Hair stylist will also be onboard with us everywhere we go that day to take our photos.


Post # 18
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

When I shoot engagements, they typically take 1.5-2 hours and the couple gets 27-32 images on a flash drive (disks are out-dated and not as user-friendly, IMO).

From what you’re describing, if you like the photographer’s work, it’s a good deal!

Post # 19
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My photographer spent about 3 hours shooting our engagement shoot and it was included in my wedding package.  When I got the proofs, she took a total of 690! (ALL EDITED!)  I favorited 160. 

Post # 20
424 posts
Helper bee

We deliver around 40 images for a 2 hour shoot all edited. We are on the higher-end for both quality and price and have never had an issue with a client thinking that was not enough.

Post # 21
437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I dont understand these.. I got 180 photos from a 1-2 hour shoot.. that is just not normal to me. I give 20-40 images.

Realistically/the way portrait type sessions work is maybe 5 are the solid shots one would use. Usually only One is the “money shot”. People have to get this number thing out of their heads; think about quality and reality. Even the most photogenic perfect looking couple and most the perfect photographer in the world is not going to have 100 good images from a 1-2 hour shoot.

Post # 22
1797 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We had an hour shoot…I think the package was 150-200$ and we got at least 125 edited and beautiful photos…some were duplicates like a b+w version and the color…but all seemed to be really unique and we didn’t feel at all like we were getting the same pics…and it was definitely just a few that were duplicates. 

Ours were from a professional.

Post # 23
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

We tell our clients 20 fully edited images per hour of the session.  Most sessions go two hours.  

Post # 24
1790 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I got 91 perfectly edited and unique images from a $200 2 hour session that included a CD with print release. Our photographer was extremely professional with a full schedule, and used color film, black and white film and digital. Used a lab out of California for prints, which we ordered $500 worth of prints. I’m more than thrilled with ours cuz I think we r average looking, but in these pics, we look like professional models lol. Just an amazing technique of putting depth into the shot while framing us perfectly and choosing beautiful backdrops. Somehow they ALL look like they should be in a magazine. (Not being conceited, I’m just THAT impressed!)

Post # 25
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

For A 90 minute session I normally provide 20-30 images. 

Post # 26
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

We received 70 edited photos (cropped, contrast corrected, vintage hazy effect added, some B&W), and the photographer took about 250. Of those 70 we loved about 20. I think that 10-20 edited, really good shots is the most you need from a session. What would you do with 50 pics? 10-20 is more than enough. We used 5 pics in our save the date, uploaded them to FB, and sent them to relatives. I think we’ll print one to frame and put up on our photo wall but we haven’t done that yet.

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