How long do you need a wedding photographer for?

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When considering the length of coverage you need with your wedding photographer, it’s important to identify how much of the day you wish to document.  

What moments from your day will be so important that you would include them in your album?  What moments would you display as artwork in your home?  What moments will you want to remember and share with your grandchildren when you’re 70?  Your wedding photographer’s job is to tell the story of your day, but you get to decide where that story starts and where that story ends.

When we advise our clients in selecting the amount of coverage that is right for them, we look at all the events taking place the day of the wedding and how long each event will take.  It’s also important to factor in the time it takes to pack and transport gear to travel from one location to another as well.  Most wedding days look something like this –

  • Guys prep – we recommend one hour to cover candids, details & a couple posed shots.
  • Girls prep – we recommend one hour to cover candids, details & a couple posed shots.
  • Creatives – we recommend one to one and a half hours to capture first look (if before ceremony), and photograph romantic images in a variety of locations with  the bride and groom together.
  • Ceremony – approximately 30 minutes.
  • Family Pictures – we recommend at least 30 minutes depending on family size.
  • Cocktail hour
  • Reception – the time it takes to cover announcements, cake cutting, toasts, dinner, first dances, bouquet & garter tosses, & send off

In the end, there are no right or wrong answers.  The most important thing in choosing the number of hours you will need with your wedding photographer is to consider what will be important to you in the long run.

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About the Photographers

Hi! We're Jaimie & Kyle (+Associates) with Jaimie Dee Photography. We're Atlanta photographers based in the metro area and service clients all over the globe. Jaimie Dee Photography was established in 2008. We're primarily a wedding and portrait studio. Our images are crisp, clean & colorful and strike a balance between classic and candid styled portraits. Aside from the photography, we help you craft the perfect photo experience - from the beginning planning stages to the finished artwork hanging on your walls. When you're in front of our camera, we'll also offer you gentle guidance through a combo of stationary and movement based poses. We'll help bring out your inner diva too - even if you're shy! If you're looking for a photographer in the metro Atlanta area or beyond, we'd love to meet you!

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"Jaimie and Kyle captured our wedding day perfectly. We booked them for our engagement photos and we knew then that they had to join us for our wedding too! They are such an incredible team and so much fun! ... they really put us at ease. Our wedding photos look like US in the best way possible. They captured our dynamic, our silliness, and of course our love for each other...  You absolutely must book them for your big day."

– Rhiannon Youngbauer (See What Others Are Saying)


"... [Jaimie] was patient, friendly, and professional throughout the whole experience, and seemed genuinely interested in our story and relationship... She was able to very naturally capture our moments of happiness, and was a pro at finding great shots. Even the sales aspect of their services are very well put together and thorough. 100% recommend, and we will be contacting them for any services we need in the future."

– Corey McPhetridge (See What Others Are Saying)


" ... THE most organized, thoughtful, and excellent photography duo in the industry! Hands down!!  I have had the pleasure of working with Jaimie Dee and Kyle for years, and they NEVER miss!
My clients adore them and are always given the VIP treatment. I love their attention to detail, their masterful eye, and how they can be everywhere they need to be to capture the key moments.  We love them and highly recommend them!"

– Lauren Hines, Hinesmark Affairs (See What Others Are Saying)

Wedding Photography Packages and Prices

All wedding photography packages and prices includes a complimentary heirloom quality wedding album, access to our recommended wedding vendors, complimentary timeline meeting, 2 photographers, sneak peeks, and a complimentary Ordering Premiere. - ALL INCLUSIVE Wedding Collections include 6-10 hours of time with 2 photographers (more hours available upon request), and access to exclusive photography products. Client average spending for local Atlanta wedding photography packages is $3799* Collections starting at $2799* + travel when necessary.


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* Wedding photography packages and prices may vary due to custom add-ons, date availability, peak season/holiday fee, and travel (if required). Prices listed are general numbers.

** Complimentary albums may be swapped out for alternative complimentary printed products such as wall art. Removing Complimentary items will not affect price.

Contact the studio for an exact quote.


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