WHICH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE?choosing the right amount of coverage for your wedding timeline

 

Suffering to establish which wedding photography package is fit for you? During the seek for your wedding photographer in Italy, its possible you have seen that most have multiple wedding photography packages to select from that give you various prices of big event coverage.

While a certain amount of solutions are designed to satisfy only partial wedding day coverage (typically ~4 hours), the rest make sure to create stories of your complete day of the wedding from start to finish (~10-12 hours).

Wedding photographers get booked up more quickly compared to the majority of suppliers , then fretting about your final decision may come with a associated risk ! However as you can imagine once you’re this ahead of time in the marriage organizing progression, you almost certainly haven’t a solid reach on your own formal special day timeline .

In reality , i am sure you won’t until just a few months before the wedding day !

For that reason , how in the actual heck are you even intended to decide on which wedding photography package is appropriate to suit your needs ?

This article is going to focus on three of probably the most typical coverage possibilities you probably have to deal with during photographer-hunting (4, 8, and 10+ hours), and also provide you a quick breakdown of their benefits and drawbacks !

WHICH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE?

SECTIONS:
  • Partial wedding coverage (up to 4 hours)
  • Full wedding coverage (up to 8 hours)
  • All day coverage (~10-12 hours)

 

SO… WHICH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE?

Which wedding photography package

PARTIAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE – COVERAGE (up 4 HOURS)

Covers
Ceremony, bride and groom portraits, aperitif party photos, family formals.

Description
Partial coverage packages typically cover an average of 4 hours and are perfect for laid back lovers seeking the bare essentials. This coverage  option is ideal if you value photos of the ceremony, details and decor, and fine art portraits above all else. Usually, some of the pre-wedding and of the core reception festivities (cake cutting, toasts, first dance) can be squeezed into that 4 hour period as well. However, I think it’s worth mentioning that from personal experience, about 80% of weddings I have photographed ran at least 15-30 minutes behind schedule.

Perfect for:
Backyard weddings, elopements, small weddings with 30 guests or less.

Not for:
Getting ready photos, long receptions with multiple scheduled activities, candids for more than 30 guests

*NEED MORE COVERAGE ON A BUDGET? HERE’S A SOLUTION:

If your wedding timeline in general is not of concern, but having more memories from the day is, consider buying into your photographer’s assistant/second shooter for additional pictures and coverage. A la carte costs can average around €600-€800 for a second photographer, but have the potential to yield hundreds more photos at a very reasonable price! For the Full day coverage and All Day Coverage 2nd Shooter is always included.

Stories told with this package: LAKE GARDA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | DESTINATION WEDDING //NIAMH & DEREK

 VENICE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | ITALIAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER // JENNA AND SEAN


Wedding Photography Package

FULL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE – COVERAGE (up 8 HOURS)

Covers
Some getting ready photos, first look, ceremony, bride and groom portraits, bridal party photos, family formals, reception photos, some party time documentation

Description
Although 4 additional hours may not seem like much more, that seemingly small amount of time can cover everything from pre-wedding getting ready moments and a first look to all the important reception activities. If you want to be sure your first dance, bouquet toss, and at least some of the partying and dancing that occurs at the end of the night is captured, 8 hours very well might be the coverage option for you!

Even if you find yourself running a wee bit behind schedule, an 8 hour package will guarantee a solid coverage of your wedding day, allowing your wedding photographer to be there to document each major event listed on your official wedding day timeline.

Perfect for:
traditional wedding schedules, 40-80 guests
Not for:
short, intimate wedding schedules; full day coverage (from getting ready to bride and groom exit)

Stories with this package: https://www.av-photography.it/destination-wedding-venice-italy/


Wedding Photography Package

ALL DAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE – COVERAGE (~10-12 HOURS OR MORE)

Covers
Pre-wedding activities (getting ready, intimate couple’s session, etc.), first look, ceremony, bride and groom portraits, bridal party photos, family formals, wedding reception, partying, plenty of photos of guests and a grand exit.

Description
Are you hoping for that intimate couple session in the hotel room before you part ways to get ready? Maybe an offsite bride and groom shoot that requires a sunrise hike to a breathtaking lookout? Or perhaps you just have a gigantic family, a ton of friends and there’s a LOT of faces you want to remember. Full coverage packages include all the bells and whistles and are perfect for the couple that truly wants to create an heirloom!

A full day wedding photography package coverage package gives you the ability to not only tell the story of your wedding day on the surface, but all the little stories that made up what the day was before and after it happened. Some photographers go all-inclusive with full coverage packages and include all sorts of great features like albums, prints, second photographers, and more. Ours even offers a photo booth! So needless to say, selecting this coverage option is a surefire way to make sure not a single aspect of the most important day of your life doesn’t have its time to shine in front of the camera.

Perfect for:
Full day coverage (from getting ready to your grand exit), spread out schedules where coverage is needed on multiple days, after-party festivities, large weddings with 80 or more guests.
Not for:
Shorter more intimate weddings, tighter schedules

Stories with this package: https://www.av-photography.it/venice-weddings-photographer/


IN CONCLUSION…

Which wedding photography package you choose will depend mostly on the proportions ( number of wedding guests ) as well as number of events you are planning to include captured on your wedding event. Although the difference between one package to the next may seem like a major leap in cost (and for only a few more hours of coverage at that) sometimes the additional time and the features that come with it can make all the difference.

“We have too many awesome pictures from our wedding day,” said no bride or groom ever. Of all things you could possibly regret when it comes to wedding investments, having your ideal photography coverage to document it all certainly won’t be it – I guarantee it!

Decorations get torn down, the dress goes back on the hanger, and friends and family will all go home.

But the pictures will last for generations to come.


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