Wedding photography packages can vary greatly based on the photographer's offerings, pricing, and your specific needs. However, here are some common elements that are often included in wedding photography packages:
Coverage Time: The length of time the photographer will be present on your wedding day. This could range from a few hours to a full day (from getting ready to the end of the reception).
Second Shooter/Assistant: For larger weddings, it's helpful to have a second photographer to capture different angles and moments.
Engagement Session: Some packages include a separate photo shoot before the wedding, often used for save-the-date cards or wedding websites.
Digital Files: High-resolution digital copies of all edited images, often provided via an online gallery. Some photographers also include a specified number of prints.
Print Release: Permission to print your photos wherever you choose. Note that the photographer typically retains the copyright to the images.
Albums or Photobooks: These are often an add-on, but some packages include a professionally designed and printed wedding album.
Editing and Retouching: All of your photos will typically be edited for exposure, color balance, etc. More extensive retouching may be available for an additional fee.
Pre-wedding Consultations: These meetings allow you to discuss your vision and expectations with the photographer.
Travel: Depending on the location of your wedding, the package might include the photographer's travel expenses or these might be additional.
Rehearsal Dinner or Other Events: Some packages include coverage of the rehearsal dinner or other related events.
Turnaround Time: The expected timeframe for when you will receive your final edited photos.
Backup: Assurances that the photographer will have backup equipment and a plan in case of emergency.
Remember, you should feel comfortable with the photographer's style and personality, as they will be a big part of your day. Be sure to read the contract carefully so you understand exactly what is and isn't included in your package.