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#16 Jervis Bay Bride

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 01:00 PM

QUOTE(Keiko @ Feb 4 2010, 04:57 PM) View Post

I am very interested in this aswell, I am curious as to the number of raw shots people got. We had a 7 hour package, 2 photographers the whole time & our total number of raw images was 1576 of which they picked 350 to fix up & put on a digital disc for us to choose from for our album and I was quite disappointed with this. Several friends we know have had results similar to Hope with 2000 + for 6 or more hours of photography and I was expecting closer to this number of raw shots to choose from. Was I expecting too much ? is 1500 raw images acceptable for a 7 hour package? or should it have been closer to the number Hope received?


My cousin is a wedding photog and he says that it's quality versus quantity. It's easy to snap 3000 photos but it's unlikely that all the 3000 will be great and unique, meaning that a lot of those 3000 shots will look very similar to each other and lot of them won't be that great. So I guess going by this then 1500 raw images is great as most of those shots should be unique.
But I'm wondering why you would even want the raw images? Unless you are a whiz at photoshop or know some one that is, the raws are going to look pretty average next to the edited photos. We're only getting the edited photos from our photog and we're happy with that as I don't have the time or the talent to edit the raw photos anyway.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:43 PM

Please excuse my ignorance blush.gif but what touchups do you have done for the photos?

Is it where they change the photos to black and white, or is like air brushing?

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:03 PM

QUOTE(Jervis Bay Bride @ Feb 5 2010, 02:00 PM) View Post

My cousin is a wedding photog and he says that it's quality versus quantity. It's easy to snap 3000 photos but it's unlikely that all the 3000 will be great and unique, meaning that a lot of those 3000 shots will look very similar to each other and lot of them won't be that great. So I guess going by this then 1500 raw images is great as most of those shots should be unique.
But I'm wondering why you would even want the raw images? Unless you are a whiz at photoshop or know some one that is, the raws are going to look pretty average next to the edited photos. We're only getting the edited photos from our photog and we're happy with that as I don't have the time or the talent to edit the raw photos anyway.


I definitely agree with the quality verses quantity - like I said, picking out the double ups and the bad/unflattering pics we would probably have just over 1000 photo's that we love - so not more than the usual amount.. But we wouldn't have got all of them had the photographers not been clicking away the whole time. Also - some of the double ups, while they look exactly the same, are not - a certain way my DH is looking at me, a member of our BP cracking up etc etc. I like that I get to pick which ones are special to me, and they aren't all 'smiling at the camera, everyone looking perfect' shots.

The reason I wanted all raw photo's is because what my photographer considers great and what I consider great could be 2 different things. They don't know what I like about myself and want to feature, and what I want to hide, they know obviously who our parents are, but what about (as an example) the photo's of my aunt - normally shy as anything, up dancing on the dance floor, or the not technically photo of my mum and brother (who don't normally get along) with their arms around each other.. A photographer might have thought nothing of them, and they got put into the do not edit pile.. whereas I treasure them - hope that makes sense..

It's definitely each to their own, but I told our photographers not to pose people excluding a few family, and table shots (at the ceremony and reception - getting location shots without poses wasn't going to happen for our BP) and just to snap the night as it was happening.. and that's exactly what they did - and why we have so many pictures. At my friends wedding when I was a BM in October, she wanted the opposite - each shot at the reception was organised, lit carefully, everyone smiling, eyes open etc - and she just got the ones that the photographer decided were write to edit- lovely photos and exactly what they wanted, but exactly what I didn't want at my own wedding. Neither of our photo's are better than the other - just different. Sorry to ramble.
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:38 PM

This is next our our list too, and I really have no idea what is reasonable, so this is great.
QUOTE(anica789 @ Feb 1 2010, 05:24 PM) View Post

We paid $1995 and that got us:
Wedding coverage -7 hours from Groom and Bride getting ready, church ceremony, tea ceremony, locations and first hour of reception

High resolution disks with shared copyright (4 in total with 1200 hi-res images)

Retouching/Adjustments

12x12 inch album up to 60 sides

6 5x7 inch prints
4 8x10 inch prints
2 11x14 inch prints

Our photographer doesn't have set packages, she puts one together based on your needs biggrin.gif

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:52 PM

QUOTE(Hope @ Feb 8 2010, 06:03 PM) View Post

The reason I wanted all raw photo's is because what my photographer considers great and what I consider great could be 2 different things. They don't know what I like about myself and want to feature, and what I want to hide, they know obviously who our parents are, but what about (as an example) the photo's of my aunt - normally shy as anything, up dancing on the dance floor, or the not technically photo of my mum and brother (who don't normally get along) with their arms around each other.. A photographer might have thought nothing of them, and they got put into the do not edit pile.. whereas I treasure them - hope that makes sense..
absolutely 1000% I’m the same smile.gif

I agree in the quality vs quantity but in saying that most of our raws were at least doubles and we got a total of just over 1400 vs your 3000 Hope, so I guess that is why I was curious as to others experiences.

I’m with you on posed shots Hope as we wanted exactly the same as you and I guess it's a personal taste thing but i'm not into "touch ups" or the photographic books that everyone gets these days, I just wanted old fashioned photo albums, and if I took only the print files we would have only 400 images of our day sleep.gif realistically most of these are of the BP and I wanted shots of everyone creating a story of our day. This is why I was so looking forward to our raws. I am not sure about others but the raw images we got were of the same quality as our print files, they don’t need to be overly processed or photoshoped wink.gif

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#21 Jervis Bay Bride

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:52 PM

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Please excuse my ignorance blush.gif but what touchups do you have done for the photos?

Is it where they change the photos to black and white, or is like air brushing?



Yes black and white and we are getting a vintage wash also and bit of spot colour where a photo is black and white and just the flowers are in colour. Our photog also touches up the colour photos to make the colours more vibrant. She showed us an example of a photo straight off the camera which I thought looked great till I saw the edited version. It's was like the photo had suddenly come to life. The colours were amazing and the couple just seemed to be leaping off the page.



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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:58 AM

I got quite a few quotes and they really really varied in price and package type. The most expensive quote I had was 10K which personally i felt was ridiculous (thats just me though!).

The photographer/package we have chosen is $1995. For that we get:

Coverage from bride/groom getting ready to start of reception
Engagement shoot
12 inch 20 sided leather album with 40 5x7 photos
Wall print (cant remember size but its big)
High res dvd with all the images on it (this was important to us)

Our photographer seems really nice and friendly and laid back too which was very important to us!
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:26 PM

Our photographer is Tea & Jam Photography and they specialise in Children's & Family Photography and because of the unique venue we picked, they agreed to shoot our wedding and the deal is as follows:
Photographer all day, 10 - 8" x 10" prints in a presentation box and also a disc full of images. I can't say exactly how much it is, but I can tell you its half the price most people pay.
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE(Daybreak @ Feb 8 2010, 05:38 PM) View Post

This is next our our list too, and I really have no idea what is reasonable, so this is great.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:33 PM

We had our photographers for 10 hours all up, but we 2.5 hours travel time all up, and the boys were 30 mins late to venue- so in 7 hours, we got just under 1400 raw images.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE(Jervis Bay Bride @ Feb 5 2010, 02:00 PM) View Post

My cousin is a wedding photog and he says that it's quality versus quantity. It's easy to snap 3000 photos but it's unlikely that all the 3000 will be great and unique, meaning that a lot of those 3000 shots will look very similar to each other and lot of them won't be that great. So I guess going by this then 1500 raw images is great as most of those shots should be unique.
But I'm wondering why you would even want the raw images? Unless you are a whiz at photoshop or know some one that is, the raws are going to look pretty average next to the edited photos. We're only getting the edited photos from our photog and we're happy with that as I don't have the time or the talent to edit the raw photos anyway.


We loved our raw photos they weren't of any less quality than the other pro shots perhaps just a little more candid which is more my style than all the staged ones wink.gif


QUOTE(princess*meg @ Feb 15 2010, 10:33 PM) View Post

We had our photographers for 10 hours all up, but we 2.5 hours travel time all up, and the boys were 30 mins late to venue- so in 7 hours, we got just under 1400 raw images.


Cool that’s good to know, it seems like a few people now are around the 8-10 hrs of footage to 1400/1500 raw smile.gif

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:17 PM

QUOTE(Keiko @ Feb 23 2010, 09:34 AM) View Post

We loved our raw photos they weren't of any less quality than the other pro shots perhaps just a little more candid which is more my style than all the staged ones wink.gif


If there isn't much difference in your raw and edited photos then I would say that they were not edit properly in the first place. Having seen the difference first hand, the edited photos look a million times better than the raws.
But to stay on topic, we are getting 5 hours of coverage, 150 edit photos printed at 5x7 size from a pro lab and displayed in a geniune leather matted album, plus digital negatives on cd for $2500.


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Posted 30 March 2010 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE(anica789 @ Feb 9 2010, 08:29 PM) View Post

Done biggrin.gif


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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:56 AM

We've just booked our photographer. It is a photography only package which includes:

- 13 hour coverage (from 10am to 11pm)
- Unlimited proofs (in both colour and B&W) retouched and printed to 6"x4" in a large archival album
- A high res image CD (for printing)
- A low res image CD (for emailing)
- Pre-Wedding Engagement portrait
- 40"x50" enlarged and framed print for the reception

The cost: $2,270. The FH and I like it because if we're not happy with the photos, we don't have to be forced into getting a professional wedding album.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:20 PM

Hi I have yet to book but I'm looking at booking a $3000 package that includes:

- 10 hr wedding coverage
- hi-res files on dvd
- 11x14 digital album
- 2 photogs
- free online gallery

Then I'm also looking at getting an additional 30x40 canvas print and pre-wedding session both for $300 each.

I've always wanted my wedding photos like perfect and really beautiful. My photographer's price is very competitive and his works are just awesome, really what I was looking for. Real value for money. smile.gif




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