(Closed) How many pro pics did you get?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That does seem low…we had 1300 from 9 hours with 2 photogs. She gave us EVERYTHING though, even ones that were blurry/out of focus. Maybe there are other ones that the photog just hasn’t shared with you yet? 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Did you ask the photographer how many to expect?

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We had 1500 pics from 10 hours of coverage and 1 photogs. What you’re describing sounds like so few. Perhaps you should ask to see everything. Maybe what you would like is different than what they chose to put up on the gallery

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had about 1,000 for 8 hours of coverage

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

That doesn’t sound like a lot, but that’s only the online gallery. I would never post an entire wedding online, it would take forever! Give her a call if you’re concerned 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

i had 1045 from wedding and TTD combined in my online gallery and on the DVD.  However, there were often duplicates of pictures (like same one in color and B&W). The wedding was about 720 images (rest were TTD).  ALso, there were a few blurry ones in there. 

I also noticed that some pics she took were not there. Like i remember her coming in while i was getting my manicure and taking a couple of pics, and it was the first ones of the day. But i have none of them. which i was glad about because i knew i looked hideous and tired then, so i never even asked for them!

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We got around 1100 from our 8 hours of coverage.

Post # 11
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Newbee

My son got married in Mexico and got appx 200 photos for 4 hrs. They were very good pictures. Then came the reception at home and we hired a photogapher for 4.5 hrs. The pictures were awesome but there was 58 total. 58 and she had an assistant with her. In hindsite I  did see her standing around alot. She put the blame on the bride for not telling her what she wanted pictures of. Talk about disappointed. We did not have in the contract how many pictures to expect. Make sure you have that stated.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

1300+ for 6 hours of coverage and 2 photographers

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

We got about 1200-1300. We had a few duplicates where they send several edited versions of the same photo, but now that many. She may have just put the ones she thought were the best online.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

1,400 edited.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Everyone is going to have a different number. It definitely does sound low for 2 photographers – in my mind I can’t imagine not having more keepers than that over 8 hours of shooting with 2 cameras going. Still, every photographer is different. Many folks who say they got 1500 or 2000 photos don’t explain that they got all of the photos so some are out of focus, bad exposure, duplicates, etc. They also likely didn’t get 1500 fully edited files. I imagine all 220 of yours were fully edited, right? I’d contact the photographer and find out if there are others before you jump to any conclusions, but if that is it there’s likely not much you can do about it. Does your contract talk about number of images at all? Do you know anything about the second shooter? If it’s a second shooter just found for the job (rather than someone who works with the primary regularly) it’s possible they took sub-par images and the primary didn’t use any them.

The key is to ask yourself if you feel like big chunks of the day are missing. Are there moments that weren’t captured? I am concerned with what you’re saying about the “strong flash” and the overall quality of the images.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had an absolute ton – over 2500 for the rehearsal dinner (1 hour), rehearsal (1 hour) and wedding coverage (10 hours), with two photographers.  Many are different edits of similar shots, but there are a ton of unique pictures, and he got a huge number of detail shots.  The number of shots he takes are one of the reasons I booked him – I’m not always thrilled with my face/pose/etc. in pictures and I was happy to have several chances to get good ones.

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