“But what does full event coverage mean?”
It means I get there about 2 hours before you have to be anywhere (first look or ceremony) for all the final hair, makeup touches, details of your dress, shoes, jewelery, gift opening, getting dressed and some candids with your bridesmaids. It means I stay until I feel like I’ve covered the event - usually this is at least an hour into open dancing, but sometimes the dancing takes a bit to really get started, and sometimes you have other events (like fireworks or sparklers) going on later on. It means I don’t want to miss things, and hate being constricted by wedding packages that only book 6 hours when their events actually last for 8.
“Do I get every picture you take?”
Most weddings end up somewhere between 500-1000 final, edited images. Yes, that’s a lot. No, you don’t get all of the ones I take for the day. I go through and pick out the lighting tests, the half blinks where you look drugged, and the family pictures where half the people are blinking. But I also don’t limit the amount I give to you, so you don’t have to worry about me getting rid of a beautiful portrait of you just to make it fit into a certain number.
“What does reproduction rights mean? Is that copyrights?”
Reproduction (or printing) rights are what give you the ability to print and share your pictures with others. You can take your USB drive to anywhere that sells photography prints and have them printed with the rights I give you. Copyrights are a bit different, although some photographers use them to mean reproduction rights. Basically you’ll be able to print, save, share and post your images online with reproduction rights. You can’t sell (or give them) away for advertising other businesses (so yes, if your florist asks if she can use them, you’d have to send her my way so I can give her the rights to use them in advertising with your permission).