(Closed) Is 60 shots enough?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2118 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017

I would say not even close. I received all shots taken from my engagement and the facebook album of my favourites is 52.. I could barely whittle it down lower than that!! Though we did change locations and clothing a few times..

Edit: 60 shots that have been selected as the favourites and photoshopped, and then receive all/most of the other originals on a disc sounds reasonable.

Post # 4
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We’re getting at least 350 hi res images on disc or USB with unlimited personal reprinting rights  and a photo book of 50 select images.

Post # 5
567 posts
Busy bee

@Overjoyed:  It doesn’t really cost to take many shots; I think the 60 is the number you’ll end up with.  60 sounds like areasonable figure of how many shots the photog is willing to tweak contrasts, colours and such.

Post # 6
6349 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

We get all of ours edited. We have been told we should get at least 1000 images, though that will be from 2 shooters and 12 hours of shooting. 60 seems low though; I would want a few hundred from 5-6 hours. 

Post # 7
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

60 seems very low, but if she means that she will take the best 60 shots and edit those, I do think that’s different.  I’ve read some of your other posts and it doesn’t sound like photography is a huge priority to you anyways, so I think as long as you are comfortable with this and you clarify with her what she means by 60 photos, then I don’t see why not.  

Post # 8
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Overjoyed:  We received over 2000 high res images and our photographer wasn’t expensive. I think they are all edited.

Post # 9
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

why don’t you talk to the photog and clarify with THEM what’s included? is it 60 total, is it 60 edited, if that includes Bridal Party shots…

Post # 10
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’d be very unusual for a wedding photographer to only take 60 shots although having said that, we do have a local “wedding photographer” who refuses to take more than 100 pictures despite working digitally. The subject of these 100 pictures in question having to be supplied to her beforehand so she works from a list and then goes home once the shutter comes down on her 100th pictures. But since her work is reliably dire and she has zero interpersonal skills, she gets very little business and what she does get tends to attract complaints.

In your case, OP, I imagine that your photographer would be supplying the best 60, edited hi res images from many more taken on the day. Although 60 is still a very low number unless it is 60 prints rather than 60 digital images.

You might well find that 60 is enough if photography isn’t the highest priority though. It’s all very well getting thousands of pictures but most people want a more manageable number in the hundreds and not umpteen pictures taken for the sake of bumping up the total. However, 60 is on the very low side of what’s acceptable imho.

Post # 11
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

we got about 160 shots for the engagement– all edited and for our own rights to print

for the wedding, we received back 1000 edited, retouched photos.

60 photos seems like a really really low number with regards to the photos you’ll get to have from your day.

Now, as PP mentioned, if its 60 edited and then you’ll get the rest on a disk untouched, etc. that would be fine with me.

Do you mind me asking what you would be charged?

Post # 12
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m getting 400 edited images from five hours with a single shooter(bridal, getting ready, ceremony, reception, exit) . 60 sounds very low.

Post # 13
8694 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

that is super low.  1 would say 100 shots an hour.

i am getting every single photo that the photog takes in digital copy.  he will even edit those.  then the 100-150 that are extra edited will go in an album he is making for us.



Post # 14
4989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

60 is WAY low.  Our photographers said they usually end up giving the clients between 400 and 600 high resolution images.  

Post # 15
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

You should get more clarification about the 60 shots. 

When I was searching for photogs, most packages included an unlimited # of photos during the allotted time and a disk with at least a few hundred images. Some packages included albums and those usually had a limit of 30-60 photos, depending on what album we got.

Post # 16
9682 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Overjoyed:  At first, I thought you meant alcohol. I was thinking dear god woman, what has wedding planning done to you?!

However, as for photography shots, no, 60 shots is nowhere near enough.

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