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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Kentucky Bride Volume 11 Issue 1 Feature | Lexington Wedding Photographer

I’m so proud and excited to share that Baleigh and Bristol’s Whitesburg wedding is featured in Kentucky Bride Magazine’s most recent issue!

Their wedding was full of beautiful boho details and intimate touches honoring family and highlighting their faith. The color palette was gorgeous and all of the DIY touches were absolutely perfect! Check out this beautiful 3 page spread below.

Grab your own copy at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Barnes & Noble, Kroger and the newsstands in the Lexington, Louisville, and Greater Cincinnati airports!

We were also featured in Kentucky Bride’s Volume 10 Issue 2.


TEAM

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


Downtown Engagement Session | Pikeville Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Morgan and Ryan’s engagement session was just as beautiful and unique as they are. As soon as I saw them interacting together I knew that they were a perfect match! I loved the easy way that they laugh and enjoy each other’s company.

We began our session in downtown Pikeville taking in the colorful urban scenery. We then moved on to shoot with a vintage truck and beautiful sunset including a Redbud tree in full bloom.

We had such a fun time talking, catching up, and celebrating their love for one another! I’m so excited for their summer wedding. Congrats friends!

Lifestyle Farmer's Market Engagement {Lexington} | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

One big check off my photographer bucket list with this Lexington engagement session! I absolutely adore lifestyle sessions. Having a photo session while doing something FUN just makes it more... well, fun. I like giving my clients an opportunity to make memories during our time together and I think Brittany and Justin made some great ones during their Lexington Farmer's Market engagement! The atmosphere, colors, beautiful food, crafts, flowers, and friendly people and vendors (with lots of congratulations offered to the happy couple) made our time at the market a treat! 



VENDORS

Location: Lexington Farmer's Market

Hair and Makeup: Chelsea Adams Beauty

Brittany's Clothing: W O R TH Boutique

Accessories: Thrifty with Brittany

{Peaches} "The Peach Lady", The Tylers | Winchester, KY

{Tomatoes} Elmwood Stock Farm | Georgetown, KY

{Flowers} Home Picking | Mckee County, KY

{Flowers} Bellaire Blooms | Woodford County, KY

{Eggplants + Veggies}, Stonehedge Farm | Woodford County, KY



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.”


Countryside Vow Renewal {Lawrenceburg Kentucky} | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Ayna and Saifu are truly two of the most amazing people I've had the opportunity to meet. I had the pleasure of becoming friends with Ayna a little over a year ago at a photography workshop and I'm SO glad that I did! I had heard her speak lovingly of Saifu but had never met him until their vow renewal which took place in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky on Ayna's family farm.

Ayna and Saifu had a very small, yet lovely traditional wedding in Saifu's family home four years ago (to the date of their vow renewal!). They had plans to have a big celebration of their marriage with photos and food and dancing with all their family and friends present at Ayna's favorite place, the family farm. Time and life got in the way and it was never planned. The farm went up for sale last year. While there was still time, Ayna knew she had to celebrate her wonderful marriage, her friends, community, and family all together in the most special place she could think of.

When I left that evening my heart was so full from Ayna and Saifu's love, meeting new friends myself, and being surrounded by their wonderful supportive community. This is what Ayna said about their time together that night:


"As for having a vow renewal, there is really no reason why people can't have one every dang year. They are fun as heck. I love him SO MUCH. We have a great relationship that we are both proud of. Growing with him is one of the greatest joys of my life, and we both love being married. We are best friends. Why on earth wouldn't I want to tell everyone how awesome he is all the time? I basically want to shout it from the rooftops constantly, but no one will let me get on their roof anymore."

"More than just expressing our love for each other though, we both wanted the renewal to be equally about celebrating the amazing people we have in our lives. We love our community and our families so much. We wanted a reason to get everyone together — all the different people we adore — and make something nice for them, you know? We wanted to put our love in the celebration. That's one of the reasons we made all the food! What better way to tell people you adore them and they are important to you, than to make them a meal?" 

"In the end, the vow renewal was as much a celebration of place, and people, as it was a celebration of us. The places we live and love in, the people who hold us together and help us grow — they are just as important as our personal love for each other. Ultimately, August 10th was the perfect celebration of love, and community, and place — a renewal of our commitment to all those wonderful parts of our lives, and a look forward into a dang good future."



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.”


Mountaintop Sunrise Engagement Session | Whitesburg Wedding Photographer

Channing and Logan are just two of the cutest people alive. They are absolutely perfect together! We all got up super early to drive to the top of Pine Mountain in Whitesburg, Kentucky to catch the sunrise for their engagement session. The early alarm was SO worth it. The drive up the mountain was foggy but dissipated as we reached the top. We we looked out over the view to see the fog rising up in the mountains and my first words were, "wow". It was the perfect place to celebrate their one-of-a-kind love for each other. Congrats you two!


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.”


50th Anniversary Surprise Party & Vow Renewal | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

What a beautiful milestone! Bill and Nancy were surprised by their family and friends with an anniversary party celebrating their 50 years of marriage. It took place at the Appalachian Artisan Center in downtown Hindman, Kentucky. I was blown away by the amount of love and care that their family and friends put into this party to make it a special day for the couple of the evening.

Bill and Nancy renewed the vows that they made to each other 50 years ago and spent the evening reminiscing and celebrating the life they have had together. 

Venue: Appalachian Artisan Center

Cake: Trisha Sloane

Catering: Shelia Sloane

Floral: Hindman Floral

Antique Shop Engagmement | Louisville Wedding Photographer

Let me just say, I've been waiting on this shoot to take place for months. When Gabby and Michael suggested that we photograph their engagement session at Joe Ley Antiques in Louisville, Kentucky I KNEW it was going to be so unique. We browsed the shop taking in all of the cool items and just had such a great time! 

We finished the shoot at Cherokee Park with a more fun and colorful look and some bright orange smoke bombs. This whole shoot is just FULL of their personality and vibe and I love it so much. 

Romantic Kentucky Engagement Session | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Jimmy and Morgan met through a mutual friend and hit it off immediately. It was so wonderful to hear their story and meet them in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to celebrate their engagement. Their connection and love for each other was so evident and it was so sweet to see how they so naturally interacted with each other in front of the camera. They are planning a beautiful church wedding in Salyersville Kentucky in June and I can't wait to be there to document it for them!