How many photos do I get?
Wedding Photographer|Metro Detroit Michigan
This is a question I get asked a lot- The answer is that it really varies quite a bit, depending on how long we’re there, the travel time involved during a wedding day, if there are lots of details to photograph, and numerous other factors. I can explain things a little bit more…
Number 1- My goal is to tell your story as it unfold. This means the bride is getting her finishing touches done, getting her dress on, mom & the girls helping. We’re at a wedding throughout the day, and we get photos of the groom getting ready, the first look (if there is one) the wedding party, the ceremony, bride & groom photos, family photos, and the reception.
When that day is over, my main focus is that the images really do tell the story of the wedding in a creative and authentic way. Also remember photographers who care about your experience with their photos- they’ll edit out the technically bad ones (focus, exposure, etc.), the visually bad ones (closed eyes, bad expressions and unwanted gestures) and the just plan boring ones. I feel that the quality of images is better than quantity. Since my goal is really tell the story, I don’t actually focus on the number of images or and hit a quota of photographs so to speak – That said, I’ve found that I generally give around 75 images per hour of shooting. If you have a pretty typical wedding (between 7 to 9 hours of photography) you’ll probably end up with between 500-700 images.
Again, this varies so much from wedding to wedding, and you have to keep in mind some weddings are traditional some not, some have a full program and again some don’t have any more than the first dance, cake cutting and guest dancing. All this depends of just how many different moments I need to be ready for. Just know – no matter what, you can be sure you’ll end up with of amazing images that tell your unique wedding day story-
Wedding Photographer Metro Detroit Michigan