When you are getting married, one of the things you need to make sure you have is a great photographer. You don’t want to just hire your second cousin to step in with a point and shoot camera to take some photos for you. This is a day that you want to remember for the rest of your life, so having a quality photographer is very important.
Most people don’t really think about the necessity of having a photographer during their wedding dinner. This is a lot more important than you would think initially because there’s going to be so much going on that there is no way you could process and remember all of it!
Hiring a professional wedding photographer who has experience in weddings is a must. The dinner is just one small part of it, but it’s something you don’t want to forget. Years down the line people will ask you what you had to eat for your guests at the wedding dinner, and depending on what it is you serve they might want to see pictures!
For example, when I got married it was catered by a somewhat fancy restaurant in my city. People who got married after I did asked what we had done for the wedding dinner, and I was able to give them a glowing recommendation as well as show them pictures of the layout that the caterers did. This helped them tremendously because they saw what the caterers were able to do and they actually ended up hiring them as well.
There’s a lot of interactions that go on during a wedding dinner with your guests. Some of those interactions are hilarious, some are heartfelt, and some are just plain fun. These are interactions that you want to keep memories of, so make sure your photographer is taking a lot of pictures of everything that is going on.
One thing I stressed to our photographer is to try to get as many candid shots of our guests having fun as they could. This would give the photos a more authentic feel because it was our guests genuinely smiling and having fun. This makes for a better picture because it’s real smiles that are being caught on camera, not a forced picture.
We also had pictures and video of all of the speeches that were given during our wedding dinner. We had several people who wanted to step up and say something nice about us during our special day, and it was very welcomed. It is highly recommended to get those speeches on video if you can because you will want to watch them again later. These people put a lot of work into their speech, so it shows them you appreciate it when you take pictures or video of it.
These are just a few tips for making sure you hire a quality wedding photographer for your dinner. It may seem insignificant at first to have your dinner photographed and filmed but it is something that you will look back on years from now and be glad that you did it.