One of the things that couples ask me when we meet is how many images they will get and in what form they will get them. So that question has prompted this blog post and a few images to help answer that question.
The number of images that come with a digital package is the hardest one to pin down - typically an average sized wedding is likely to result in, for me (other photographers will give different thoughts and views on this) about 250 images. Part of the fee that you pay as a client is to cover the time it takes me to select and edit the images that are taken on the day. Often people think that the fee is high for a day's shooting at a wedding but change their view when it is explained to them that there is a significant amount of time taken in the days following the wedding (and some before for that matter - meeting the couple, venue visits, gear preparation etc) to select and edit only those images that I am happy are of a standard to provide to the couple.
So the fee covers time to plan, visit venues (there may be more than one), pre-meet the couple, travel, gear clean and check and that is before the cost of insurance, expensive cameras, lenses, flashes and other equipment are factored in.
So that gives an idea of the number of images that are usually provided and most couples are glad that the task of reducing the number down to something manageable is not theirs!!
The images arrive in high resolution - these tend to be large file sizes due to the high quality images produced by the best cameras and are JPEG format so are readable by the majority of computers.
The images can also be supplied in a format that means they are ready to upload to Facebook and other social media sites as large files are not needed for this purpose.
I also upload the images to an online image gallery on my website so that you can share a link and password with your family, friends and guests to enable them to view the images and order prints directly from my website if they wish to do so.
The images come presented on a wooden 'pebble' USB flash stick that is kept safe in a case with a folding lid.
If wood is not your thing, a personalised case and usb stick like the red on in the pics below is available for a small additional charge of £20.
A selection of images can also be bespoke arranged in a hand finished album at an additional cost.
To give you an idea of the products I use, here are some images and a short video clip that show examples of an album style that is proving popular with couples at the moment. The wedding albums shown here are A3 pages and are a almost a metre across the double page spread which are really impressive when viewed. It comes in its own protective presentation box, which can be heavy white gloss card or a wooden protective box, with a printed dust jacket and heavy weight pages.
Please do drop me an email or just give me a ring if you want to discuss further, I'd be delighted to chat to you and answer any questions you might have.