After all the ‘official’ photos are done, families done, bridal party done, bride & groom, I’m pretty much going to leave you alone to enjoy the reception and I’ll step back and start documenting things again! Hopefully you’ll have loads of time to catching up with friends and family, but that does depend on all the previous guides here! But you’re at the venue so from here, you should now be in full control of what time you want to sit down for the meal etc.
Before your wedding we will have gone through any special requests you might want during the reception, and this of course is when we’ll do them! And I always tell couples, just grab me if there’s anything else you might want, groups of home friends, work friends, whatever!
If I’m photographing extra coverage for the bride & groom, I’ll typically photograph the speeches also, in a pure documentary style again from various spots in the room, always looking for the best reactions around the top table. Sometimes after the meal there might be some more action to photograph before the band starts, maybe a fire display (really really cool!), a sparkler tunnel (always epic!) or some fireworks (who doesn’t like fireworks!!). Again, if I’m there for late coverage, that’s all covered. And that usually leads into the first dance and dancing, where I cover up to around 30 minutes of dancing which is plenty of time to capture the madness that happens on the dance floor.
I hope you find the information in my wedding guides helpful and that it breaks down how the wedding day flows from morning to evening. I don’t consider myself a wedding expert but I have photographed over 500 of them, so I have a little experience with them! I think Melissa, a previous bride, said it best – “Mark, I always tell everyone you were the best planner and time keeper on our wedding day!”
If you have any further questions or anything, please contact me here! I still have a few October dates available for 2022 and 2023 dates are starting to fill up. For more info, see here or contact me above!