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POLL: "how many hours does your engagement shoot last?"
30 minutes to an hour
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2.3%
1 hour to 1 and a half hours
8
18.2%
1 hour to 2 hours
18
40.9%
2 hours to 2 and a half hours
13
29.5%
3 hours to 3.5 hours
3
6.8%
4 hours to 4.5 hours
0
0%
more than 5 hours!
1
2.3%

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How long are your engagement sessions?

 
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Jun 17, 2012 17:06 |  #1

just a general question to see how long your engagement sessions last? 1 to 2 hours or until you feel you've captured enough to call it a day?


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Jun 17, 2012 17:07 |  #2

1 to 2 hours or until Ive captured enough to call it a day - or with the couple says they are done. It really just depends on how its going to be completely honest.


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Jun 17, 2012 17:14 |  #3

in hindsight, I probably should have created a poll so that others could vote on.

edit just did!


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Jun 17, 2012 17:21 as a reply to  @ c2thew's post |  #4

1 hour sometimes two. Really depends on the time of day, weather, location, etc.


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Jun 17, 2012 17:25 |  #5

Our last e-shoot lasted 2 hours with 2 photographers and we came away with 550 pics between - well more than enough to get the 25 killer edits we were contracted for - I ended up delivering 75 edits, far more than they expected, or needed :-)

This included one wardrobe change and 2 locations total

Basically, less than 2 hours is a bit of a rush and more than 2 hours worth of shots is far too many photos to cull through, edit, etc. from my experience.


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Jun 17, 2012 18:09 |  #6

2-2.5 hours. I'll totally go over time if something is grooving or we're waiting for the right light. I return about 15-25.



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Jun 18, 2012 02:16 |  #7

interesting data spread so far. Would like to see hopefully more data!


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Jun 18, 2012 09:48 |  #8

We schedule for 2 hours, but tend to run a little longer. Once we get into a groove, and having fun with the couple, the time slips away.




  
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Jun 18, 2012 10:56 |  #9

I always tell the couple to set aside up to 3 hours, and I encourage clothing and location changes, so we need all the time we can get!


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Jun 18, 2012 11:57 |  #10

Just a question for you folks who have clothing changes during a shoot--where do they change ? For a city shoot I imagine a coffee shop would work; what about when shooting, say, in the woods ?



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Jun 18, 2012 13:03 |  #11

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #14595895 (external link)
Just a question for you folks who have clothing changes during a shoot--where do they change ? For a city shoot I imagine a coffee shop would work; what about when shooting, say, in the woods ?

Coffee shops are very common... when out in the woods, they'll sometimes change in their car, or hold up a blanket while they change... but once you're in the woods, not a whole lot of people will see you switch shirts...


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Jun 18, 2012 13:59 |  #12

SMP_Homer wrote in post #14596286 (external link)
Coffee shops are very common... when out in the woods, they'll sometimes change in their car, or hold up a blanket while they change... but once you're in the woods, not a whole lot of people will see you switch shirts...

exactly... our last shot was in a trafficed area - they changed in the car, well he changed his shirt, so not much to see there haha

The logistics of clothes changes also depends on the individuals involved, I've had both extremes lol


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Jun 18, 2012 15:04 |  #13

When available, public rest rooms. We have also used the car - we carry a sheet in the car for such occasions. The person simply covers themselves with the sheet and changes.




  
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Jun 18, 2012 15:09 |  #14

usually 1.5 - 2 hours.


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Jun 18, 2012 15:11 |  #15

Thanks for the tips about changing on the scene, folks.

@squiLL: more than 1 shooting location ? including travel between ?



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