(Closed) In the end, how many “GOOD” Engagement Pictures did you actually get??

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

We got a CD of about 100 images, which include the color, black/white ones.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our session was about an hour and a half (including some travel time) and we had about 150 pictures (this is only color copy, but there were b/w copies of each image).  Out of those we had about 60 images we loved, 40 we put in a book, and 10 we got prints of.  It was also cloudy and a little windy for our shoot.  I’m sure your pictures will look great!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ours was a little over an hour and we gota bunch, there were very very few I didn’t like. I framed at least 15 I loved them so much!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We loved about 50 of them or so

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had a lot of good ones, I’d say 75% and we shot for 2 hours outside in downtown Savannah. I got a cd with 100 or so images and I was able to request further edits, plus have the online gallery. Some shots, you’re just going to be critical about or you just plain out don’t like but for the most part, you’ll be fine!

I really wanted the photojournalistic style and we got that HOWEVER, when it came time for using the pictures for Save-The-Date Cards, wedding website, announcements, etc we didn’t actually have that many portrait ones that I liked. I love the style but just didn’t get enough potrait shots.

My advice is go into your session with some poses or shots you want to get and also make sure you get enough portrait shots (ones where both you and your Fiance are smiling and looking at the camera).

*EDIT* I didn’t really take in what you requested. I thought you had not had your session yet. Don’t worry about the weather, you can still have great epics and who knows, the weather may make for a cool back drop. The photog filters through a TON of pics before you get the edited ones because some just don’t come out right, you both may not have been ready, etc and you will stil come out with plenty of ones you like. If there’s something off, you can always try and have them edit a little more. Don’t be nervous! Ask and see if you can get a teaser pic to put your nerves at ease.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We took pictures for about 2 hours, and the photographer sent us all 650 (!) pictures.  I went through them and about 50-60 are keepers–some of them because they look really professional, and others are just cute and fun.

The weather was bad when we got our e-pics done too, and the photographer said cloudy skies tend to make for better lighting and better pics!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Our session was about 4 hours, and we got a CD of about 100 pictures, and 25 of them we printed. 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We only took pictures for about an hour… she took almost 400 photos… I mad an album of about 50 and LOVE about 10.  

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We got a CD of about 70 pictures and I liked all but a couple of them.  🙂  Our photographer was awesome!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Our session was about 2 hours and we got a CD with 80 or so pictures. I like most of them! And I’d say that 25 – 30 were really really good.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I’d focus on quality vs quantity.  I’m sorry but a photographer that fires off 650 shots in 2 hours is not looking at the fine details in each image to improve the next one.  Many of the engagement shoots posted on here irk me because the final images depict a “rushed atmosphere.”  I see cut/cropped off limbs, trees in the background growing out of the persons head, tilted horizons,etc.  I also wonder how much retouching time is put into that quantity of images.  In a 1-1.5 hr engagement session, I take about 70-100 images, and supply the couple with 20-30 edited shots.  sometimes I let them pick the 20-30 out of a gallery before I edit them, but I never display more than 50-60 images, or they just can’t make up their mind.  Also, in a 1 hr session any more than that is not really a unique shot or pose.  These are the best shots from the set, and I edit/retouch down to the skin, eye, teeth, and remove crap in the background that looks like crap (like powerlines) level.  The people I work with appreciate that type of detail, but I have my share of walkers to that just want 100-200 images too.

I wonder what the expectation is of the general public?  Enlighten me….

 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Maybe an actual photographer can back this up, or refute it, but my photographer said that cloudy (maybe not windy) is actually better because you don’t have to battle shadows.

I only ended up buying like 7 of my engagement photos because I have big child-birthing hips, and for some reason she took the pics from a low angle, so I look ginormous, even though I’m not actually that ginormous… 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@USER876: Totally agree with you! I’d rather have 30 great images than 150 meh images. Including that many from a 1.5 hour shoot is just bad editing in my mind.

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