How Much Coverage Do I Really Need? | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

When planning a wedding, sometimes it’s hard to imagine just how much time each part of the day will take. It’s even harder to know how much time your photographer will need to document each part. Many times, there are parts you aren’t even thinking about!

For example, those beautiful detail shots that you’re seeing on Instagram and Pinterest. When does the photographer make time for that? You might be surprised to know that I generally reserve 45 minutes to an hour to photographing all of those little details. Other questions include how much coverage is needed for the getting ready shots, first look, and couple’s portraits.

All of these things become clear when I sit down with each couple and we go through a detailed wedding timeline outlining each part of the day. Sometimes, couples realize that they didn’t have as much time as they thought they would have and decide to add additional coverage. Wouldn’t it be easier if you had an idea of just how much coverage you’ll get with each package offered? THAT’S what this blog post is about.

8 H O U R S | D E L U X E P A C K A G E

I’ve found that 8 hours of coverage works perfectly well with nearly every situation. There is enough time to fit in everything you need without feeling that anything is rushed. Your entire event is covered thoroughly from the well planned details, to the leisurely “getting ready” time, to the couple, family, and wedding party portraits- all the way through the ceremony, reception, and send off. There’s plenty of time to eat, dance, even grab a few sunset photos before your sendoff. It’s like a lazy Saturday in your favorite pjs. Comfy, breezy, and plenty of time for whatever you want to do. Of course, there may be exceptions- in which case additional hours of coverage may be requested.

7 H O U R S | E S S E N T I A L P A C K A G E

For many couples, 7 hours of coverage works well! Depending on several different factors, there should space for nearly everything- but it can be a bit tight. You might be thinking- how much of a difference can one hour make? You’d be surprised! There may not be time to document the send off- which can be important for couples that have planned something fun like sparklers or confetti poppers! There will generally be less time to photograph all of the details. If your ceremony will have special aspects or is expected to be long, if you want a first look, or if you’d like your entire reception to be covered, you can expect to make some decisions about what isn’t as important to you for coverage.

5 H O U R S | B A S I C P A C K A G E

This package is truly for the minimalist. Perfect for an elopement or small intimate wedding. If you have a small family and wedding party, super quick ceremony, and don’t mind to pick and choose chunks of the day that aren’t as important to have photographed- this package may work for you. If you’re planning an average to large wedding, you’ve spent lots of time planning gorgeous details, and want every precious moment documented- this is NOT your package.

Every wedding is different and unique! Each couple with their own priorities and needs. Although the above is a general estimate of how much coverage you’ll get with each package- it’s hard to place all weddings into a box. I want to be sure you’re confident in the amount of coverage you choose! I’m happy to send over sample timelines for you to look at based on the package you’re most interested in! If you have any questions about customizing a certain package, feel free to ask!

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Boho Wedding {Whitesburg} | Lexington Kentucky Photographer

Bristol and Baleigh’s boho Whitesburg wedding was not only beautiful in the (incredible!) details and style- but in the love that they have for each other, Jesus, and their friends and family. It was so wonderful to witness how they incorporated their faith throughout the day. It was woven throughout their vows, prayer, and a short worship service during their ceremony.

The peach color palette was STUNNING and can you believe that all the decor was styled by the bride and her sister?! I loved that Baliegh included her grandfather’s bible as a part of the wedding and I was also able to use a quilt made from his shirts in the detail styling.

There were full hearts and eyes full of tears all throughout the day. This was a special one. I’m so happy for you, Baleigh and Bristol! Congratulations!


Second Shooter | Briana Davis

Ceremony Venue | Meade Farm

Videographer | My Legit Media

DJ | Brian Risner

Ceremony Benches | Kenny Cornett

Cross | Late papaw Jerry Sturgill

Reception Venue | CANE inc.

Reception Tables | Deb Everage

Makeup (Bride + Bridal Party) | Hannah Bishop & Caitlin Collier

Wedding Dress | Twirl Boutique

Bridal Jewelry | AnciDecor {Bracelet}, Amazon {Earrings}

Bridal Boots | American Eagle

Bridesmaids Robes and Bridal Romper | OneBunnyNYC (Etsy)

Groom and Groomsmen Tux | Belk

Groom’s Tie | MYTIESHOP {Etsy}

Groomsmen Suspenders | London Jae Apparel (Etsy)

Groomsmen Ties | HeySir (Etsy)

Bridesmaids Dresses | Lulus, Free people, Show me your mumu, Amazon, Dillard’s

Cake | Carolyn Mullins

Floral | Friendly Florist

Wall Tapestry | Courtney Caudil

Jacket Embroidery | Esther & Esther Whitesburg

Wooden Cake Arbor and Signs | Eric Scott

Vow Books | Hobby Lobby

Wedding Bands | Kay Jewelers


Classic Fall Wedding {Lawrenceburg Kentucky} | Lexington Photographer

What a stunning Fall day in Kentucky this was! I stand by my word that Laura and Brian without a doubt had their wedding on the most beautiful Fall day of the year. The weather was warm, the trees were glowing orange, yellow, and red and the light was glorious. It couldn’t have been more perfect for two of the kindest souls I’ve ever met.

Laura and Brian chose The Barn at McCall Springs as their wedding venue. They got ready in a little cottage on site, then said their vows at their home church- St. Lawrence Catholic Church. They then came back to The Barn for their fun reception.

All of their friends and family were bubbling over with joy for them and with them all day long. It was such an honor to be chosen as their wedding photographer. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Wulker!


TEAM

VENUE | The Barn at McCall Springs

FLORIST | Waynna from the Lawrenceburg Flower Shop

CAKE | Plehn’s Bakery  

DJ | Gary Chism 

CATERING | Hill of Beans 

DRESS | Wendy’s Bridal


Cat + Robert's Kentucky Elopement | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Rain on your wedding day is good luck, right? Well Catrina and Robert have loads of luck after their rain soaked elopement in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Friends held umbrellas as Cat and Robert said their vows and officially committed themselves to each other. They got ready at their home and came back after their vows to celebrate with cake and tacos! It was such a relaxed and comfy day. We decided to plan another day to photograph family and couples photos so that we could get some nice outdoor shots. I’m SO happy for them both and their little family!

Kentucky Bride Magazine | Volume 10 Issue 2 | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Have you heard?! Liz Terry Photography was published in print for the first time this month and I’m SO excited about it! I picked up a magazine at Target with my work in it. WHAT?

Kentucky Bride Magazine is Kentucky’s only award winning bridal magazine and is distributed at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Barnes & Noble, Kroger and the newsstands in the Lexington, Louisville, and Greater Cincinnati airports.

I was able to meet Kate and Sandy, the mother/daughter duo and owners of Kentucky Bride, this year at the Intentional Workshop- a film focused workshop for wedding photographers. Knowing firsthand what sweet and passionate people are behind the magazine makes being published with them even more special!

Check out my 4 page Styled Shoot feature and 3 page Real Wedding feature below. Be sure to pick up your own copy to get lots of beautiful inspiration for your own wedding!


S T Y L E D S H O O T | vendors

Dress: ASOS

Bridal Wrap: BHLDN

Jewelry: Wander and Lust JewelrySara's Boutique

Blazer & Hat: Amazon

Hair: Nicole Dotson at Forever Young Hair Studio

Makeup: Caitlin Collier Makeup Artistry 

Cake: Tosha's Sweet Shoppe

Floral: Hindman Floral & GiftBlooms by the Box

Table Cloth: blushLULA

Invitation Templates: Fabled Weddings


R E A L W E D D I N G | vendors

Venue: Asbury Meadow Bed and Breakfast

Florist: Tracey Rae Farmer Florist

Cake + Catering: Martha Best

DJ: Kentucky Pro DJ

Dress + Accessories: Davids Bridal, BlancaVeils

Bar: Bourbon Street Mobile Bar Services

Videographer: SiglerCinematography

Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus, Forever 21, BHLDN


Jason + Michelle's Backyard Ceremony | Lexington Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Michelle and Jason were wed on a family farm on the outskirts of Lexington Kentucky. It was such a special place as Michelle told me that she remembered running through the fields as a child and stealing tomatoes out of the garden. She was able to get ready in a home that she was very familiar with and right on the property as Jason and his guys took their time at a nearby hotel. 

They had a small backyard wedding spent with their closest family and friends. 


 

Florist: Mother of the Bride

Cake: Erin Lynch (family friend)

Caterer: Donna Potter Catering

Dress: David's Bridal

Hair + Makeup: Jennie Connor

Invitations: Zazzle

DJ: Mike Graves

Rentals: Bryant's Rent All



Liz Terry Photography is a wedding and family photographer based in Hindman, Kentucky. Liz travels all over the state including Lexington, Louisville, and beyond documenting genuine, intimate, and artful moments between people who love each other.”


Boho Summer Wedding {Asbury Meadow Bed and Breakfast} | Lexington Photographer

From my very first meeting with Donna and Garrett I knew they were a super special couple. I was counting down the days to their wedding right along with them because I knew it was going to be incredible. I was right, but I wasn't even close to the level of wonderful that this wedding actually was.

The wedding took place at this beautiful and quaint little property- Asbury Meadow Bed and Breakfast in Augusta Kentucky. All of their wedding details were so well thought out and just SO very them. One of my favorite moments of the day was when Donna walked out of the house out onto the ceremony site and Garrett saw his bride for the first time. 

I'm not sure there was a dry eye on the property during the reading of their letters to one another. I loved how personal, and drenched in love the ceremony was. Looking around, all of their family members and friends were smiling and just SO happy for the couple of the day. 

When it was time to say their I do's Donna lovingly and confidently said she did, and Garrett said that he "absolutely did". The joy on their faces as they were announced and Mr. and Mrs. was unmistakeable. They finished the night dancing and having an absolutely great time full of energy all the way to the end. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Brown!


This wedding was printed in Issue 10 | Volume 2 of Kentucky Bride Magazine.


Venue: Asbury Meadow Bed and Breakfast

Florist: Tracey Rae Farmer Florist

Cake + Catering: Martha Best

DJ: Kentucky Pro DJ

Dress + Accessories: Davids Bridal, BlancaVeils

Bar: Bourbon Street Mobile Bar Services

Videographer: SiglerCinematography

Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus, Forever 21, BHLDN

 



Liz Terry Photography is a wedding and family photographer based in Hindman, Kentucky. Liz travels all over the state including Lexington, Louisville, and beyond documenting genuine, intimate, and artful moments between people who love each other.”