How many photos would you expect to receive in an 8-hour wedding shoot?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How many photos did you receive from an 8-hour shoot?
    One shooter: 0-250 pics : (0 votes)
    One shooter: 251-500 pics : (1 votes)
    2 %
    One shooter: 501-750 pics : (7 votes)
    14 %
    One shooter: 751- 1000+ pics : (10 votes)
    20 %
    Two shooters: 0-500 pics : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Two shooters: 501-1000 pics : (11 votes)
    22 %
    Two shooters: 1001-1500 pics : (7 votes)
    14 %
    Two shooters: 1501-2000+ pics : (11 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I expect at least 100 images per hour, if there are two shooters. My photog told me she’ll probably get about 800 shots (with a second shooter) in six hours.

    Post # 4
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    1901 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Some photographers shoot a ton of shots and get very few “keepers” and others shoot less but have more keepers. Total shots – I would think you should expect at least 50 per hour for each shooter.

    Post # 5
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We had two shooters for 6 hours and got almost 2000 pictures. 

    Post # 6
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    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

    On my photographer’s contract it says you’ll get a minimum 400 proofs for 8 hours (single shooter) but he says he usually averages 600 per wedding. Is that bad? This thread is freaking me out!

    Post # 7
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    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I didn’t answer the poll because I’ve found in interviewing wedding photographers it really varies.  Some photographers shoot 50 pictures of you cutting the cake, and 30 pictures of you walking down the aisle, etc.  Other photographers have 5 shots of each of those things.  It depends on what you want. 

    Post # 8
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    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

    Yeah I mean the way I felt is I’d rather 1 great photo of the cake cutting than 10 meh photos. And I really loved what I saw. 

    Post # 9
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    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    It’s fine if they’re good. I like a lot just in case it takes a few tries to get the good shot. 😉

    Post # 10
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We had 2 shooters, 7 hours, nearly 2,000 excellent shots (that was the edited count!)… Who knows how many actual frames they shot!

    Post # 11
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    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would assume a minimum of 600-700 shots with 1 shooter for an 8 hour shoot.  They might not all be good shots, but the more they take the better your chances of getting your keepers. 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    With our photographer we are receiving 400 final prints in 6h so for 8 I would think about 600. These are final prints so I know they will be taking more, they just wont be of quality. This is also for one photographer.

    Post # 13
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    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Per our photographer’s contract, we were promised 300 – 500 retouched images. I will admit that after hearing what other brides were going to get the amount worried me. I thought that it wouldn’t be enough. Now we have 648 images which includes the ones from the 2nd shooter. It’s not a thousand, but after combing through them, it’s a lot, and they’re quite good, if I do say so. I hate to be cliche but quality over quantity. There are only so many angles you can capture a cake, flowers, etc. 

    My suggestion is to ask prospective photographers to see a whole wedding so you can note their style and consistency and whether it matches the expectations for your own wedding. After doing that, the amount will not seem as important (unless that is important to you, of course).

    Post # 14
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    44 posts
    Newbee

    we got over 2000 from our wedding with two shooters from 4 hours wedding shoot, which included travel time from two different locations to the wedding ceremony site.

    Post # 15
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    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

    @<span style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px;”>Jessebel : <span style=”font-style: normal;”>Thanks for that info. Makes me feel better. I feel like my photog is quality so I am going to try not to worry too much about the quantity of pics.

    Post # 16
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    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Bean – No problem. All that matters is whether you love the photographer’s style and trust their judgement. When you start focusing what everyone else gets, you lose focus of you really want. 

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