We're currently in discussion with a photographer and before they provide a quote they want to know what sort of coverage we want, such as hours. How many hours do you generally have a photographer for? I don't want to quote too little or be excessive and it's not then worth the cost. Thanks x
I'm having mine for 6-7 hours Bridal prep to first dance x
we're paying £1290. the photographer is coming about 9am and leaving about an hour after the first dance. maybe ask for a price for the full day and take it from there cutting the hours down until you reach a price that your happy with. if you have a while until your wedding maybe shop around to get the best deal x
Mine will arrive around 2hrs before the start of the ceremony to take photos of us girls getting ready and then stay till first dance (or slightly later) x
I had mine for about 11 hours xx
We had all day, from when we were getting ready up until after there first dance as we wanted evening guest shots too!
I've only booked mine for 5 and a half hours but I'm starting to feel like it's not enough. I wanted bridal prep to first dance but didn't account for travel time :/ I'd book atleast 6 hours x
General is bridal prep to first dance
We're having ours for most of the day, probably adds up to about 8 hours.
Bridal prep to first dance is usually the standard package. Depending on how your day will run that's about 8 hours. We had ours arrive after makeup but we staged some photos with the makeup artist so we still got some makeup pics. Our photographer was great with suggesting timings as by the time we booked we didn't really know what times we were doing except for the ceremony time - it's worth asking what they recommend (a good photographer will make suggestions).
If you give them times of Ceremony and first dance and then discuss what you want. Do you want them for Bridal prep? (Approx 2-3 hours before ceremony) Do you want them for the first dance or to leave after meal and formal photos, then they should be able to work out the hours. We had Bridal prep to first dance (he stayed about another hour to get a sunset picture) we had 2 photographers and when we add images and an album to our package it will be about £1250-£1500. X
£699 for prep til after first dance so from 10am til 8 pm x
As they arent cheap it depends what you can afford. I've got mine from the church to the wedding to the reception for formal shots and some of guests enjoying the arrival drinks. 495 we are paying and then my uncles taking over.
I've told our photographer prep times and time table of day so they know times to cover x
We had our photographer from 12 till 8pm they charged us £300 for the day and then we paid for the album separate our grand total was £680 my advise is to shop around we were initially getting quotes for £2000 which is just crazy.
My photographer is costing me 1200 for a full day from bridal prep to speeches and first dance. Included i have a hand made italian album in colour and material of my choice and 2 parent albums. Also had a pre wedding shoot too. Xx
I don't want the bridal prep so Iv asked for 8 hours 1pm - 9pm which will cover the ceremony, meal, speeches, first dance for £395 xx
We are having ours for bridal prep, me arriving at the venue, ceremony photos (signing of the register) family photos, reception photos (speeches) and then evening do (first dance) x
Thank you so much for all your comments!!! I really appreciate all the advice and feel much better going into discussions now!! x
Depends what you want to remember. We shoot all day and well into the night and average 10-12 hour days. We like to be part of the gang for the day so we find coming at prep and getting to know everyone makes for better photographs. Then we like to stay and get loads of party shots, cos we like to party. Most things over run as well, so that's worth remembering if you pay for set hours. Some people will only work to those and you'll have to pay more for them to stay. As long as you know what you're getting when you sign your contract.
My ceremony was at 2pm. 15 minute drive from my house. Photographer arrived at 10am. For makeup prep and photos of dressing etc before putting them on. Then she caught the boys at venue before we arrived etc. And she stayed until after first dance and evening guests arrived. £650 for roughly 610/650 edited images online and usb in a beautiful box. Then i also had about 60 printed images. So i can make my own album :-)
We're having bridal prep through to last man standing! We want pictures of our evening guests and the fun dance bit as well as our daytime guests 😊
Depends what you want covering. We are having our from 3pm to 10pm. I'm getting married at 4pm x
Were having Bridal prep to first dance x
I had mine from 7-11 two photographers including a drone they were amazing worth every penny. Xx I think on average the quotes I was getting were around £1000 up to and including first dance so my guys went above and beyond good luck
Looking at having mine from 11am-8pm x
We have just told ours what we would like covered and from there they worked out how long that would be
Getting ready to first dance
Ask for differnt times slots then pick what you are comfortable with and can afford