(Closed) How many photos to expect for 11 hours coverage?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We picked one who stated in the contract that we would get all images on a disc. I’m not sure how many, but most wedding photogs I’ve seen take tons of pics. So I can’t imagine it’ll come up short once I give her the list of “must have” shots.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@atalante:  we signed a contract with the same deal.  also, we had 10 hrs of coverage, and had somewhere between 800-900 pics.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had 12 hours and received about 1200 proofs.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

my contract said up to 8 hours, but she was there for miore like 9-10 and i got about 800 photos.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

We had 10 hours of coverage and recieved just over 2000 pictures.  It’s all of the photos taken except complete bloopers, duplicates or ones where the quality just didn’t work out.

Also, it’s so many pictures because we had two photographers, (a husband and wife team).

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

For 11 hours of coverage I would expect at least 400 images per photographer.  Some high end wedding photographers supply much less than that.  In the end you want quality over quantity, but you want to make sure the entire day was covered.  Anything over 1500 pictures IMO is overkill.

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

Our photographer told us to expect 60-70 edited images per hour. She told us that if those images are missing something that we wanted shots of, we could let her know and she would review the unsent files (those she deemed not worth editing and sending to us) to see if any of theme are our “missing” images. In that case, she would edit those as best as possible and send them to us.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@sagbride: every photographer is different – this is probably a good question to ask them in terms of their average. For most professional photographers it’s probably between 35-50 images per hour per photographer, some much more and some less depending on the nature of the event (more eventful weddings will have more, less eventful will have less). I think some of these folks getting 1500 to 2000 images have photographers who a) don’t do a lot of editing so they don’t spend much time on those images and b) don’t know how to edit down the images. I think the 50 per hour thing is quite reasonable – thinking about that in practical terms, there’s usually not something unique and interesting going on more frequently than once every minute during a wedding day, especially when you consider the downtime that happens for travel in between venues and during dinner. Photographers who deliver a tremendous number of photos are giving you lots of repeats or they’re giving you 3 different edited versions of the same photo (i.e. color, BW, sepia, whatever). It sounds like you might not trust your photographer to give you all of the images you’ll want to have.

Also, pros do not release RAW files and usually won’t give you every photo they took because it reflects poorly on them. They also certainly won’t give permission to edit on your own since they hold the copyright. Do you not trust your photographer to do a great job?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had 9 hours, 2 photogs and got 1300. But that’s EVERYTHING–even blurry photos. They were all pretty edited–maybe she did final touch ups on the ones we put in the album, but if so I didn’t really notice a difference. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

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@BeeM: good point about the repeated photos.  although i got over 700, there were several repeats (with different edits) of the same photo.  Also, sometimes there were several photos of the same “momet” taken within the same minuite. Altough i liked having all those because i can choose my favorite, and my opinion could have differed from my photographer on certain ones. i noticed this in particular for my TTD photos.  For example, she posted some her “faves” from my wedding and TTD on facebook and one of them i hate because i know my smile was so not real/genuine in it! but becaue she doesn’t know me as well, she understandably doesn’t know which smiles/facial expressions DH and I like of ourselves. So I liked getting 3 or 4 photos snapped within seconds of each other.  And its not like i am going to 800 photos in my album, so i didn’t need 800 completely different photos.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 1995

Each photog is different, I would say 75-100 per hour of coverage…. I personally don’t limit the amount and my clients get all presented images which are edited…. Meaning no blurry etc… 

 

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