(Closed) Newlyweds: how many pro photos did you receive?

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: How many pro photo shots did you receive?
    less than 100 : (0 votes)
    100-300 : (9 votes)
    6 %
    301-500 : (18 votes)
    13 %
    501-700 : (23 votes)
    16 %
    701-900 : (26 votes)
    18 %
    901-1100 : (17 votes)
    12 %
    >1100 : (48 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 47
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    2photographer for the entire event duration which ended up being a total of 8 hours and over 1100 photos.  I was given two discs.

    Very good job they did too….!!

     

     

    Post # 48
    Member
    3563 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    1305 pics, which are all base edited. We had 2 photogs for 9 hours. 

    Post # 49
    Member
    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Wow! I thought we got a lot of pictures, but just glancing over your posts I no longer think thats the case!

    We get 400 prints with our package (photog took ~560 total) for 6 hours shooting. We paid for 1 shooter, but there was a second shooter who also took some of those pictures.

    Post # 50
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    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Ugh.  Reading this is really making me think I need to speak up and complain to my photographer or start asking questions.

    We paid for two shooters for 12 hours each and received 367 fully edited photos.  Only a few are direct duplicates (B&W version of color), so it’s 367 unique pictures.  But not all of them are good–maybe 250 are keepers.

    This seems absurdly low compared to what all you other ladies have received.  Neither of us saw the second shooter for the entire cocktail hour or reception.  I will definitely need to ask them about this now.

    Post # 51
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    3563 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @chicagobride092010: Did it specify in your contract what the minimum number of pics received would be? I know in my contract it said that I would receive a min. of 600-800 for 8 hours of shooting, we up’d it to 9 hours which meant a min. of 800-900. 

    Post # 52
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    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    No, the contract doesn’t specify a minimum number of pictures.  If I was a photographer, I wouldn’t want that in there.  We were a smaller wedding (50-60 people), so without a large bridal party I expected fewer pictures simply because there are fewer combinations of people they’d have to capture.

    There are definitely missing/lacking shots.  I only have one each of each family portrait.  And they’re not all great.  I only have one picture of me walking down the aisle from the front.  And it’s not high-res enough to crop into a full shot and a face shot.  I only have one shot of my groom’s face when I’m walking down the aisle and it was taken from far away.  I have no shots of family members or guests watching the ceremony.  I have no good shots of us exiting the church together.  With 50-60 people and two photographers, we expected that maybe they’d take pictures of couples or groups while they were captive outside this gorgeous church and waiting for the bus for half an hour.  We also thought with so few people that we’d get a lot of couple and group shots at the cocktail hour.  We got two.  I’d understand no pictures of guests if the photographer was too afraid to point away from the bride and groom.  But that’s why we got two photographers!  For 12 hours each!  They had a lot of break time.

    If they were 367 excellent pictures from 24 hours of photographer time with no duplicates and they got almost every shot, that’s fine.  But it’s 367 pictures, some duplicative, some with awkward poses, some with bad lighting, and there are definitely gaps, from 24 hours of photography time.  I stalked their other clients and, on average, they give closer to 500 pictures per wedding.  I really want to know WTF was up.

     

    Post # 53
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    3563 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @chicagobride092010: Yeah I would definitely ask them if they have any photos they didn’t give you, and if not, what’s their reasoning for not having captured those moments…since it seems like those are big ones to miss!!

    Post # 54
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    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We just got our pictures back! We got 841 pictures. That was with two photographers shooting for 8 hours. I am honestly a bit overwhelmed by the large amount of photos!

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