How Much Wedding Photography Coverage Do I Need?

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Wedding photography coverage is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding. Learn how much wedding photography coverage you need and the different types of coverage available.

When you’re planning your wedding, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is how much wedding photography coverage you need. Coverage options range from a few hours to a full day or more, and the amount of coverage you choose will depend on your budget and needs. You may also want to allocate your budget to things like wedding albums and wall art than hours of event photography coverage.

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What’s the Best Way to Determine Photography Coverage Needs?

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When it comes to photography coverage, it is important to have a good understanding of what type of photography coverage you will need. The number of photos you need will depend on the type of event or wedding that you are hosting.

Most people ask themselves, “how many hours do I need”? The answer to this question is different for every person and every event. For example, if you are hosting a small intimate wedding or elopement, then you may only need a couple of hours of coverage for your ceremony and photos of the two of you. However, if your event is larger and more complex, then you may need more coverage to cover all those events and get hundreds of photos.

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Here’s what you need to know about wedding photography coverage:

How much wedding photography coverage do you need?
Here’s a guideline on how much popular coverage you should choose:

2 hours: Great for elopements – ceremony and some portraits around the area.

We offer a two-hour package great for elopements, pre-weddings and portrait shoots, focusing on albums and wall art. You are only purchasing the photos you love.

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6 hours: Usually covers an hour of getting ready, the wedding ceremony, group photos, portraits and details of the reception.

Our six-hour package is where our full event coverage starts. Our packages include product credit for albums and wall art.

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8 hours: All of the above and the majority of the events during the reception

The 8-hour package is the most popular one, providing a good amount of important coverage of the day.

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Above 8 hours: Usually great for all of the above and the dance party.

For couples with a rowdy group above 8 hours is a perfect amount of time for wedding photography or for those that have a lot of cultural events that are happening throughout the day.

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What type of wedding photography coverage is right for you?

It all depends on what your end goal for your wedding is. Is it to have an amazing wedding album with the full story of your day? A few amazing pieces of wall art for your home? Just some epic portraits in a cool location?  

Regardless of your coverage choice, getting an experienced Photographer to cover your wedding day is the best idea. That way you’ll get some amazing photos and memories from one of the best times of your life. It’s not just about how you view these photos today, it’s how invaluable these photos become over the course of your life with your favourite family and friends who are there to support and love you during this journey you are doing together in life.

Contact us today to book us for your wedding! When you talk with us, we are happy to go over your timeline during our initial phone consultation and recommend a package that would work best for your day!
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