(Closed) Number of photos – price?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are paying about $1k for all day coverage and a cd w/ copyrights. 

But it really just varies wherever you are located.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Focus on QUALITY not QUANTITY.  IMO 2500 photos is ridiculous, and just makes it harder for the couple to select their album pics with so many repeat shots.

There are many high end photographers that only give 300-400 photos, but they are very high quality and meticulously retouched.

I think as long as you have at least 50-75 images per hour per photographer, you will have full coverage and enough to choose from for your album pictures.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we get about 700 edited images for either 7 or 9 hours — can’t remember how long we have him.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@kitzy:  I would say most give around 100 per hour per photographer, but may cull it down a bit.  The trigger happy “newbies” are the ones that seem to give 2500-3000+

Post # 8
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Newbee

I couldnt possilby imagine having to look through more than 1000 images let along 2500-3000+. I mainly offer anywhere from 400-800 images from each wedding I cover and it honestly depends on the wedding itself so I dont promise a set number of images and honestly dont even factor that into my pricing as Im not sure how it reflects anything on the backend. If a photographer has been in business for some time then anything over the 500-1000 limit is excessive and the more images that are offered will reflect a lesser quality final product. My advice is to be very weary of photographers who are offering a limited amount of photographs with their coverage. Its a wedding so there shouldnt be a limit, the focus should be on offering the highest quailty images to the couple, whether its 200 or more for the entire day, each image should be perfect, I find that highly impossible to accomplish if they are offering more than 500-800 images from the big day. As far as price it really depends on your location, but do your research and find a photogarpher who you absolutely love, everything else will fall into place!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

A pro usually gives you less photos but they are mostly “great” or “wow” high quality images, all edited. A student usually gives you 1000-2000 “meh” photos unedited with about maybe 25 “really good” images that are edited.

I had 2 photographers (one advanced amateur & one student). Total, I got around 1400 images from my 3 1/2 hour wedding. I have too many photos! I haven’t done an album because there are too many images. I get tired going thru all the photos & narrowing them down. I printed a handful of images & its been 9 months (to the day). Funny because I can do this easily for my clients.

The exact number you’ll get varies. You can ask your photographer how many images on average does the wedding cd include & also how many on that cd are edited. You should ask to see an entire wedding.

Cost varies with location, around here you can get a pro’s most deluxe package for around $2k (including an album, cd/prints), in other states pros start at $2k (not including albums, prints/cd, etc).

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