Weekly Question | How many photographs do you deliver per wedding?

[Weekly Question is our weekly post with the most frequently asked question we get from clients and business partners]

Popular wisdom tells you *quantity is not quality*. And for a reason. Even though marked trends definitely raised the number of delivered photographs per wedding since weddings are photographed, there is a difference between the "spray and pray" and the high quality photography reportage work with well crafted lightning.

The most current answer is that it depends. We will deliver between 600 and 800 images. It depends on the wedding, on the details and the styling. Our experience tells us that a regular sized wedding (10 hours; 80-100 guests) will result in about 600 final, edited images. Bigger, longer, highly styled wedding can produce more photographs.

To our amazement there are couples and clients that think more images should be delivered - that is until they are faced with the task of selecting images for their wedding album.

Digital technology gave us the impression that images are just files and the more, the better. You can easily hint that's not true. The more photographs you have the less you care about a single photograph. Economists have studied this behavioral phenomenon and have called it the marginal utility theory (click the link if you are geek enough to read this).

Digital technology gave us the impression that images are just files and the more, the better. You can easily guess hint that's not true. The more photographs you have the less you care about a single photograph. Economists have studied this behavioral phenomenon and have called it the marginal utility theory (click the link you are geek enough to read this).

Therefore, quantity should *never* be a criteria when choosing a wedding photographer.

Needless to say, we are not delivering all the captured photographs, but our selected work. Like all craftsman there are pieces of work that are just mere waste. Non delivered photographs for us are like splinters and sawdust for a woodworker when he is creating his hand crafted work.

We have been very lucky with the clients we get; good tasted, quality focused, consistency concerned couples that appreciate quality and creativity over quantity.