Photographer Schedule Part 2
Photographer Schedule Part 2
In our previous article (Photographer Schedule Part 1), we discussed the different hours that a wedding photographer could potentially expect to work and the packages that you could offer to your clients. This would of course depend on the size and nature of the wedding. We’re going to carry on from where we left off, so onto the next package that you could offer...
The Typical Wedding ‘Photographer Schedule’ (Ten Hours) - A lot of people like having the details to look back on as well as the mandatory portraits and group shots, so, if that’s what your clients want, then ten hours is the right package for them. Since the photographers are usually on site for most of the day, there is enough time to get all of the detailed and prepared shots, plus plenty of extra time for a first look (if your client wants to do one). On top of that, nobody will have to rush through any of the wedding party and family portraits before getting to dinner and dancing and who wants a rushed wedding?
If the wedding ceremony and reception are taking place in different locations, we recommend at least 10 hours of coverage. This gives the photographer enough time to travel to the second location and still get all of the shots that your client has asked for. If your client wants you to hang around until the end of the reception, ten hours will be plenty!
The Typical Wedding ‘Photographer Schedule’ (Twelve Hours) - There are quite a few reasons why a 12-hour session would be ideal for some of your clients. Here’s some of the reasons why... Aside from it being more than enough time to capture all of the details of their big day, this amount of coverage is almost necessary if there is a very large wedding party, just to ensure that there is enough time to photograph everyone in the wedding party group and also on the guest list.
If your clients have a huge wedding party and family, it’s usually recommended that 12 hours of coverage will see you straight. Why? With everyone in “party mode” it means that it can be hard to get and keep people’s attention. This may be where you need a little help in getting everyone in the right place at the right time and we’ve talked about this before in previous blog posts. You could either ask a member of the wedding party or a family member to help you get everyone in the photographs that apply to them, for example, a shot of the Bride with her Bridesmaids and the typical family photo with all of the relatives in attendance e.c.t Don’t forget that with all of this extra time, you’ll be able to capture those Pinterest worthy wedding detail shots and photograph things like the place settings at the table reception, wedding signs, custom cocktails and the venue that everybody has dreamed of, we’d definitely recommend at least 12 hours of coverage to make sure that every design detail gets the attention it deserves!
So that pretty much sums up our thoughts on the typical ‘photographer schedule’ and the different time frame packages that you could offer to your clients. We hope that you’ve found this article helpful, feel free to check out our others, following the links at the end of this page!