Ideal number of images delivered to clients?

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  1. haring

    haring TPF Noob!

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    I think that delivering a lot of wedding or engagement photos to clients can be overwhelming...How many images do you usually deliver to clients after an engagement session or a wedding?
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If you go by some in the beginners forum it will be about 1000 :lol: most i know it can be less than 100
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I start wit.h 8 dozen. Beyond that whatever they buy.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Way more for the wedding, than for engagement.
     
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    Are you guys serious? You offer up 100 or so engagement proofs for the couple to purchase? My clients have a hard time choosing between 30 proofs or so. And even then they only purchase maybe 5-6 different poses. They just choose different sizes.
     
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    How ever many it takes.
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Engagement photos only?

    Ten or twelve.
     
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    I know people will comment on this saying that it is a bad idea, but I give them all the photos I think are good photos on a DVD. Then I choose the best and put them on a separate DVD which tends to be 500 for a wedding. For an engagement, there tends to be like 25 best shots.

    Most people charge extra for rights to all the photos, but I work it in my budget. Some will charge per photo for the rights to use or print, but not all clients are rich.
     
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    Everything we do is online proofing.

    Engagements: 60-100+
    Weddings: 600-800

    It really depends on time. If an e-pic session is rockin', then I keep shooting if my schedule permits.

    The longer I'm booked for a wedding, the more photographs I take. For 8 hours, I average 685 frames.

    I learned from an old-timer that the more frames you shoot, the more prints clients want in their album - which means bigger album sales. However, I discovered that clients can become overwhelmed with too many photographs, and they never get around to ordering an album. The sweet spot I found is around 700.
     
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    I definitely concur on about all of this statement. Too much, can be bad, too little may not be enough to make your client happy.
     

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