Table of contents #
- Factors to Consider
- Recommended Hours for Different Photography Services
Booking the right number of hours for your photography service session is crucial to ensure you capture all the moments you desire without overpaying or feeling rushed. This knowledge base support documentation aims to assist you in making an informed decision regarding the duration of your photography session. We’ll provide recommendations based on the type of photography service you require.
Factors to Consider #
Before we delve into specific recommendations for each photography service, consider the following factors:
Scope: Think about the scale and complexity of your event or session. Larger events often require more time for comprehensive coverage.
Location: The location of your photography session can impact the amount of time needed. Different settings may require additional setup and travel time. For example outdoor, indoor and studio locations or choosing multiple locations for a variety of background will naturally require longer session bookings to accommodate for travelling time.
Desired Shots: Clearly communicate the shots you want with your photographer. Detailed shot lists may require more time.
Number of Subjects or Pax: The number of individuals or subjects involved can influence the session’s duration. Group shots take longer to organise.
Event Duration: For events like weddings or birthdays, consider the total event duration when booking photography services.
Special Requests: If you have specific requests or ideas, discuss them with your photographer in advance to estimate the time required.
Recommended Hours for Different Photography Services #
Here are our recommendations for the number of hours to book for various photography services:
Actual Day Wedding Photography #
- Full-day coverage: 8-12 hours
- Half-day coverage: 4-6 hours
ROM Photography #
- 2-3 hours
We typically recommend 1 hour of ROM photography session if the solemnisation is more private with lesser than 10 people.
If you anticipate a substantial number of guests (more than 15) attending your ROM/Solemnisation or if you wish to include additional outdoor couple photo sessions, we suggest scheduling a minimum of 2 hours of ROM photography to ensure comprehensive coverage of your special day. After all, this momentous occasion is a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Pre-Wedding Photoshoot #
- Half-day: 4-6 hours
- Full-day: 8-12 hours
Wedding Proposal Photography #
- 1-2 hours
Couple Photoshoot #
- 2-3 hours
Family Photoshoot #
- 1-2 hours for small families
- 2-3 hours for larger families
Graduation Photoshoot #
- 1-2 hours
Maternity Photoshoot #
- 1-2 hours
Birthday Photography #
- 2-4 hours for birthday parties
- 1-2 hours for cake smash or portrait sessions
Corporate Photoshoot #
- Headshots: 1-2 hours
- Team or event photos: Varies based on scope
Model & Fashion Photoshoot #
- 2-4 hours for portfolio or portrait sessions
- Varies for editorial or fashion shoots
Choosing the right number of hours for your photography service session depends on several factors. By considering the scope of your event, your preferences, and the type of photography service you need, you can make an informed decision. If you’re still unsure about how many hours to book or have specific questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to your chosen photographer for personalized guidance. We’re here to help you capture beautiful moments that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.