(Closed) How many pictures to expect for 5 hour?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
1412 posts
Bumble bee

None of the videographers or photographers I looked at had  the other service available, but I was looking at individual vendors vs. companies that hire photogs and videographers. It shouldn’t be an issue to do so! 

200-300 sounds a bit low, but it’s only 5 hours, which works out to 40-60 photos an hour! Maybe you could work with them to get 300-400 for the same time frame?  

I got a ‘sneak peek’ of 450 photos, and my contract states minimum of 1000, and I honestly am unsure of where the other 550 are going to come from! Ha!

Post # 3
1191 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

My contract states to expect on average 75-100 pics per hour.  I have 8 hour coverage for the wedding day.

Post # 4
1169 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

It doesnt sound like a whole lot, but no harm in asking if you can add on more. Mine is 8 hours with 800-1000, so at least 100 an hour. Not sure what to do with all of them, but I’m hoping there’s lots of options for ones I look good in!

Post # 5
1350 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

That doesn’t seem like much. I honestly didn’t even ask my photographer about that, but for our 1-hour engagement session, she delivered 300 pictures. I would be shocked if we got under 500 images for the 4-hour ceremony/reception.

However, maybe they only send the best pictures? Maybe ask if they can send all of the photos?

Post # 6
200 posts
Helper bee

IMO, more photos doesn’t means better. Part of the photographer’s job is to cull through thousands of photos. You really don’t need to see 30 of the same thing especially if there isn’t much going on at your wedding. I personally wouldn’t ask for hundreds more. Likely you’ll just get more mediocre photos instead of the photography trying to get great shots because they’re trying to hit an artificial number. I depends on the person, but quality > quantity for me.

All that said, for 5 hours, I’m expecting 300-500 photos. For our 2 hour engagement shoot, we got 120. 

Post # 7
2624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We got 350 photos for 4 hours.  That was plenty for us.  (I did not want any getting ready photos, and we didn’t do a first look)  That was including both shooters.

For refernence, we had the same photographer for our engagement pics and we got 65 for our 1 hour session.

Post # 8
283 posts
Helper bee

My photographer said 75-100 per hour, but he actually shoots 3-4 times that many and only send the best ones (we have a second shooter too). But it might be that. If they just send the 200-300 best and edited photos I think that sounds like plenty.

Post # 9
9820 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think we got around 400 for 5 hours. That was plenty for me personally. We got around 80 for a 1 hour engagement shoot with the same person.

Post # 10
1904 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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YH :  Pricing and such will vary by region and photographer. We didn’t want any getting ready photos. We had 2 photographers for 8 hours at the wedding/reception, and a 1 hour engagement shoot prior. Engagement we got about 60 photos back – plenty. Wedding/Reception we got 632 photos. Again, more then plenty.

As PP mentioned, average is about 70-100 pics an hour. You may only receive the best photos. Remember, every photo they give you represents their work. If they give you unedited photos, and you share those – that gives the wrong impression to a potentional client.

Regarding working with two different companies… this may not be allowed. You have to check with those companies. If they offer both photos and video, they may require exclusive coverage for your wedding – READ the contract. It’s not what is said that matters, it’s what is written in the contract. 😉

Sidenote: The 8 hours INCLUDES time for them to stop and eat. Your photographers are still part of your guest count at your wedding. They get a place to sit at a table and time to eat without taking a single photo.

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