(Closed) Photography manager and I disagree on how many hours are needed

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Personally, I think that it would be better to have the photographer there earlier, but I think you are asking way too much time of them. 8 hours seems like a good maximum amount of time. Unless you want to pay them more. I’m having a 4pm ceremony and we’re going to be done by about 9:00p-9:30p. Our photographer will probably be there 1-9 or 1:30p-9:30p.


Post # 5
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If you’re not doing first look then you only need 1.5-2 hours pre ceremony for pictures. I think 8 hours is a good enough amount

Post # 6
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

In my experience 4 hours pre-ceremony is overkill. I usually shoot 2, 3 tops.

Post # 7
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@mtbikelover:  I think that if you’re willing to pay more for the service, it’s your call!

I personally would rather pay for more time with the photographer to ensure I have all the shots I want, and be able to relax and take my time with photos than to be rushed off my feet or risk not having all the valued moments captured on film.

Having said that, I think 4 hours pre-ceremony might be more than you need, but I think you should choose whatever you’re comfortable with!

Post # 8
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you want to pay for it, I don’t really see why they care if they’d end up standing around. 

I only had 30 minutes pre-ceremony and didn’t do any formal shots then, but we had the “Catholic Gap” to deal with photos between ceremony and reception, so there was time then.

Post # 9
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think this is why I worked with an individual photographer instead of a company.

Post # 10
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

this is why those photo companies aren’t great. You aren’t dealing with a photographer but a ” manager” who most likely has never shot a wedding ever. 

Post # 11
7385 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I think the current schedule is more than sufficent. 

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