How long you choose to have a photographer around on your wedding day will depend on how you envision your photos turning out. For those who aren’t big on photographing the whole day, but still want the best wedding photographer, a smaller package that covers just the ceremony and the start of reception might satisfy you. For some, they want their photographs to tell the story of their entire day, from the time they open the delivery box of flowers over a champagne breakfast, to when the boys do the last iron of their shirts, right through to when the flower girl falls asleep on the edge of the dancefloor well into the night, and this will require the photographer to be around for around 10 hours minimum.
Don’t be put off by the wedding photography times presented in your photographers ‘wedding price guide’ – flick through to the back pages and you will often find ways to make additions to the package so that it truly suits your desires, whether that means adding more hours of coverage, a second photographer, more albums or print products, or even a photobooth.
The question of ‘how long should I have a photographer on my wedding day?’ can only be answered by closing your eyes and thinking, when I sit down on the couch with my husband or wife in 10 days/months/years time, what do I want to see, and when will that happen on my wedding day? Then talk to potential photographers on how they can accommodate that, and you will be well on your way to getting the best wedding photo collection possible!
Do you want those moments of your flower girl looking at your wedding gown?
The guys hanging out before the ceremony…
Your first dance under the night sky?
A moment away together as Husband and Wife, and have some fun with some sparklers…
Or do you want that moment captured with all your guest enjoying fine wine and food under the stars? Above is the reception of Jon and Nicole at the Prairie Hotel in Parachilna, just AMAZING!!