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Taylor is a wedding and elopement photographer traveling worldwide. Documenting one-of-a-kind love stories through a tailored experience.



Wedding + Elopement Photography Coverage: How Many Hours Do You Really Need? 

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Planning your special day can be a stressful time! Adding to this is the question of how much photography coverage you will really need. Luckily, as an Oregon elopement and wedding photographer, I’ve become an expert at helping couples with this exact thing! 

After a couple reaches out, one of the first things we do together on our first phone call, is to walk through the day to get a better understanding of everything you are considering. That way, I can recommend coverage and the specific package(s) that suit you best. The last thing I want to do is sell you on a package that doesn’t fit your needs, so this step is one of the most important and can help make sure we are on the same page!

Wondering what a wedding or elopement package actually looks like? Continue reading to take a peek into what’s included and learn exactly how much photography coverage you will need for your wedding or elopement. 

Wedding Photography Coverage

Wedding photography coverage usually ranges from 6 to 10 hours. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from each package.

6 hours: capturing the essentials 

If you’re planning a small, laid-back wedding, six hours of coverage is perfect! You’ll have all the essentials covered with this half-day option, including getting ready, couple, group, reception, and dancing photos. This package is also usually the most budget-friendly option!

8 hours: perfect for most weddings

Eight hours of wedding photography coverage is what I usually recommend for average-sized weddings. This package typically includes most events throughout the day, from getting ready through the dance party, as well as some fun additions like curated detail shots!

10 hours: the complete package 

For longer, larger weddings that will last all day, I recommend ten hours of photography coverage. This package is perfect for those who are looking for an un-rushed, complete photography experience and it includes everything from getting ready through your final send-off.

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a couple dressed in all black running away from the camera on the beach.
A couple dressed in all black kissing in front of some mossy rocks.

Elopement Photography Coverage 

Because elopements are usually more intimate and personal, their photography coverage generally doesn’t last as long as a wedding.

2 hours: short and sweet

For those planning a small and intimate elopement, two hours of coverage is perfect. This short and sweet option covers your ceremony, couple, group, and some reception photos. It includes all the essentials without any extra fluff! 

4 hours: The essentials + a little extra

If you’re looking for something a little more robust, four hours of photography coverage will definitely serve you well. This package includes everything from the ceremony through the reception, but at a much more relaxed pace than the previous option. 

6 hours: Capturing your complete day

To capture your full elopement experience, I recommend at least six hours of coverage. That way, I will have enough time to cover the entirety of your special day. If you want to capture all the moments from your elopement, then this option is perfect!

Bonus: All-day elopement photography coverage

I also offer coverage packages for couples who plan on having all-day adventures! If you have a jam-packed elopement day filled with lots of activities or adventure, then this option will work great and will ensure that all the meaningful moments and fun adventures get photographed.

A couple dressed in all black hugging next to mossy rocks on the Oregon coast.
A couple dressed in all black walking away from the camera on the beach.
A couple kissing while standing on the beach.
A closeup on the hands of a couple holding hands.
A close up of a couple kissing.

I hope that this guide helped clear up any confusion about how many hours of photography coverage you need for your special day! If you’re looking for more information, please reach out! I would love to hear from you and help answer any questions you may have!

Can’t decide on whether you want a wedding or elopement? Check out my guide on Eloping vs Wedding!

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A couple dressed in all black kissing.
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A dressed in black holding each other on the Oregon coast.
A woman lifting up her veil to let it flow in the wind while standing on the beach.

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