The starter wedding photography package runs for about four hours. Your wedding photos will be mostly limited to the wedding ceremony itself for this arrangement. On average, a wedding ceremony lasts about an hour, so the photography coverage should be enough for the focus of your big day. The first look is a highlight here. So basically, there’s still plenty of time left to cover the events pre and post-vows.
In some cases, the four-hour coverage might include some getting-ready photos and feature the bridesmaids and groomsmen. However, the wedding photographer will cover only the essentials and not necessarily the whole preparation process. From here, the travel time to the wedding venue is also counted.
The wedding photographer then follows the newly-wed couple to the wedding reception venue after the exchanging of vows. A typical wedding reception lasts roughly five hours, meaning the starter package won’t suffice. If you’re lucky, the wedding photographer could still cover the cocktail hour and the first dance. Wouldn’t it be great if your wedding album could boast some dancing photos to match the joyousness of the occasion? Unfortunately, four hours of coverage is really cutting it short.