How Many Hours Do I Need My Wedding Photographer?
One of our most frequently asked questions is: How long should I book my wedding photographer for? This is a great question, and we’re here to help you find the answer.
What do you want covered?
First, you need to decide what important details you want covered. Do you want a lot of getting ready shots prior to the ceremony? Do you want us to stay for the entire reception? These details will affect the length of time you will need us there. To give you an idea, most of my clients book the full day wedding photography which is 8 hours. We also have custom designed packages so you can add additional time if you need it. 8 hours covers most of the wedding details and formalities. We like to have an in depth conversation with you to find out exactly what you want with wedding photography so we can guide you to the best wedding package.
Next, you need to think about the ceremony length. For a church wedding, the ceremonies tend to be longer, so you will need to a lot more time for that. If you have a shorter ceremony, you won’t need to take out as much time from your schedule.
Do you want wedding photos at 2 or 3 different locations? This is going to add to the time because of travel. We are more than happy to cater to your wedding needs if this is what you would like. Once again we will need to discuss what the best option is for your wedding photography.
Formal Photo Requirements
For formal photos, you have to consider how many people are in your bridal party, and how many people are going to be in your family photos. If you have a small bridal party and a small number of family members having photos done, (and you’re at the same location the whole time), then you won’t need as much time.
If you’re doing a special exit from the reception, like a sparkler exit, you’ll need to have full day coverage.
Some weddings can be covered in just four hours. If you’re having a backyard wedding or a wedding at registry this won’t need as much time.
Please contact us so we can discuss your needs. Remember memories fade but photographs last a life time…..