Wedding Photography Dinner & Speeches
The gong has been struck! It’s time to eat!
It’s all completely natural photos from here on (unless you decide you’d like some more portraits after dinner).
The wedding breakfast
So called because it’s your first meal as a married couple. #pubquizgold
I’ll be there to photograph your grand announcement into dinner, guests whooping and clapping, waving their napkins and hopefully standing on their chairs.
I’ll take a break during the meal itself. Pictures of people eating and putting forks into their mouths aren’t flattering. And your catering team need clear access to serve your meal without a photographer in the way. Plus I need to eat and rest for a while too. #hangry
But if you’ve planned something specific to happen, like guests carving at the tables wearing chef’s hats, selfie props or face mat ice breakers, or my personal favourite – the after-eight game #anythingforchocolate, then I can pop in and get some photos while that’s happening.
It’s such a pleasure to get to know my couples a little bit through the speeches. I especially enjoy listening to the Best Man’s character assassination of the Groom! If my pictures are wonky through laughing, I promise to straighten them before I give them to you!
Whether you have the speeches before or after your meal, I’ll be there with bells on (silent ones) to capture them.
This is a great opportunity to capture some relaxed photos of your guests – they’re either a) less aware of the camera because they’re listening intently to the speaker or b) have had plenty of wine and don’t care so much about being photographed!
Did someone say cake?
Again, whenever you do it – before dinner, after the speeches or in the evening – I’ll be there capturing the action!
It’s called ‘cutting the cake’ for a reason. As amazing as it’s going to look, your cake is for eating! So the best photos are taken as you actually cut the cake, rather than staging it.
For bonus pictures, actually cut a piece and share it there and then. That’s a good way of making sure you get some too!