Make Sure to Book a Photographer Who is Great with Receptions
There are a lot of photographers out there who mentally check out at receptions because they aren't as interested in flash photos. Some call themselves natural light photographers and when it comes to receptions adding a little flash is usually necessary to avoid grain and noise. Reception photos aren't the types of photos that are often featured in wedding blogs which focus more on the details and photographs taken in the perfect afternoon natural light since newly engaged brides are searching for ideas and inspiration and some photographers hyper focus on what photos are most likely to appeal to publishers. However, even though wedding blogs aren't interested in all of the guest shots from weddings they feature, you are. I know that the people you've invited to your wedding are important to you and some have traveled from long distances and some groups haven't been all together in years. Some guests that I've photographed ended up having a photo that I took printed and placed next to their coffin at their funerals. My point is that its important to photograph everyone and that is why half of my deliverables (usually 800-1,000+ images) are photos from the reception and dance floor. This is the part of the wedding that is the party. Its where you'll find the most smiling and laughing and hugging and shaking hands, reacting to toasts, spinning around the dance floor. Basically, its where I get most of the action shots from weddings. Please scroll through the photos below to see how important these are and this is a section that doesn't even focus on the dancing photos.