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Thanks for posting that tammy.

I posted this question in another thread and I don't think it was answered (or I over looked it because of the INSANE amount of posts), but what do you suggest/believe is a good photo package?
i think a min. of 5 hours...i had mine for 5 hours and wish i had another hour.

if you have a welcome dinner/reception i would add a few hours for that or have it part of the package...i thought i did not need because steve's mom is a photographer but she was too busy having fun to work.

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WOW this is such great information!! Thanks a lot Tammy! I especially was curious how many hours you had him for, so you found that 5 hours was enough. Did you do the cameras on the table too for guests to take photos for fun? Or did you feel he was enough?
i just posted above but i would have LOVED to have had 1 more hour...

i think those camera's that are put on tables are such a waste of $$ (sorry if you like this)...you spend $$ for the cameras, then people are drunk or do not know how to use the camera or are kids that are screwing around taking pics...then you pay all this $$ and time to develop the cameras...only to find not 1 good pic.

that right there is worth another hour of your photogs time.

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Great tips Tammy! I had no idea you worked as an assistant! Maybe I can hire you sometime! :-)

 

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Amy, a "good" package is one that has everything that you want in it. What you should do is think about what you want from a photographer. Do you want loose prints? An Album? Albums? What photos do you really want? What style do you like? Find a photographer who's work you like and talk with them about their packages or have them build you a package based on what you think you want.

 

On my site I have "suggested" packages meaning I've put together packages based on what in my experience, brides want. of course, not all brides are the same so I can custom build a package for anyone if needed. Of course, there is a basic starting point and then you work up from there.

 

does that make sense?

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I hired JC for 10 hours and am also getting the coffee table book made. My photography is def going to be the most expensive thing at my wedding but my FI and I literally have no pics together so this is very important to us. Also, my FI has never traveled and we have never taken a vacation so this will be memories for us to cherish forever. I love the coffee table book (thanks to Jonathan's suggestions I decided to get it) and I am so happy I am getting it. I know later on I would have been upset if I didn't get it. And I think 10 hours is a good amount of time so that I can make sure I get all the pics I want.

 

-Glenda

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What type of package did you get tammy (ie. #of photos, cd/negatives?) I have no idea what a "good" package is.
ummm...because juan was a last minute sub, we did not agree upon a package but i did get about 700 photos, all the negatives, 200 printed and a slideshow.

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ummm...because juan was a last minute sub, we did not agree upon a package but i did get about 700 photos, all the negatives, 200 printed and a slideshow.
WOW! you were so lucky!!! You got Juan, his price before the increase, and all this package!

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Everytime I see this post I always wonder if I hired Juan for enough time. I started with 1.5 hours, and now I'm at 3 hours. I'm not having a reception, just a dinner, we also have a small wedding guest list (10 people max) Since none of my family (as of yet) are attending it's not important to me to do "getting ready" shots. So Juan is meeting me at my room to take a few shots for about 10 minutes then heading to meet Cain for some before the ceremony shots around the resort (for an hour) then off the to ceremony and after cermony shots. I think 3 hours is going to be enough time... well at least I hope it will be.

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Tammy - thanks so much for posting the tips. prayer1.gif This got me thinking that I need to compile the list for my photographer as well. I also assist my FI to manage his photography studio and will send these tips to every bride that will book us for their wedding :).

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this is great, thanks for this Tammy. I think I finally decided on a photog and she will be there for 8-10 hours. I have a list of shots I know I already want, but this was so helpful. I think I have decided I will do all pictures before except any that require both my FI and I. I don't want to see him before the ceremony.

this is the package the photographer I think I am getting offers...I think it's pretty fair. Of course I cannot do the engagement session, so instead I will either take that out and save about $200 or she will add in an a la carte item worth the same at the engagement session.

"I offer full coverage with two photographers, a DVD of approximately 800 finished images, a slideshow, an online gallery of all images plus a separate gallery for the 'best of' images for family and friends, all print ready files on CD, an engagement session and a portrait session for $3400."

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