What should you expect to receive in a wedding photography package? Every photographer has their own way of delivering their photos and some offer different packages, so it's incredibly important to ask about this up front. Ask for this information long before you book and indeed it might inform your decision. I’d say, at a minimum for full day’s coverage, expect 1000+ images delivered digitally on a USB.
A photographer should also give you some guidance about time frames. They will know best their own work loads and so can give you certain assurances about when you might expect to receive your wedding photos.
A photographer's work doesn't stop the moment the wedding is over. Editing is a lengthy process, especially when you know how high a couple's expectations are likely to be of their wedding day! Delivery can be anything from six weeks to six months later, so it's always best to ask.
Every wedding is different and every family is different, but I always try and get across the importance of slowing down, taking things in, not wishing for things to be over. Immerse yourself in every part of the day and don’t put pressure on it all (easier said than done, I know) but it’ll be over before you know it!
What are the sorts of extras that it's ok to ask for from a photographer? You should feel totally confident to ask anything. I’m sure most photographers will do their best to accommodate you, as long as they’re realistic requests.
The in-between moments, the candid moments after moments, and the moments that’ll stand the test of time, that the couple and their friends and family will relate to and talk about for years to come.
Cathy & Jenn of CatsMac Photography, Peterborough, Ontario.