I can't tell you how many people I see who tell me they didn't like their photos ...
It takes a great deal of trust to be the event photographer and there are a few things you need to be sure of to make sure you get pictures you like. So here is the first in a number of tips to making sure you end up with pictures you like.
Feed The Photographer At The Right Time
So this might seem a bit selfish but it's also obvious
I'm working for about 10hrs, during that time my FitBit tells me
- I normally take around 10,000 steps
- Can cover upwards of 3 - 4 miles ( just in the venue you are having a party in )
- Generally that means I'm burning about 2,000 calories when I'm with you
I need to eat and an emergency Belvita bar will only go so far
It boils down to this ... If you want to get get bad pictures from a hungry photographer with low blood sugar wait until everyone else has been fed, put a plate of food infront of me about as far away from proceedings as possible. At the moment the first fork of food goes in the DJ will announce the first dance, speech or entertainer. I still hungry and now salivating, will have to dash to the party once more.
For some reason there is a conspiracy to feed the photographer, and other staff, after all the other guests are fed. Don't get me wrong I understand the logic, make sure there is enough to go round and then give us our food. However when did you ever go to a function that was under catered ? I don't know why the photographer gets fed after everyone else ... it's not like I haven't been catered for so do everyone a favor. Feed the photographer at the start of the dinner, that way the pictures that we can't take of people eating won't matter and we are far less likely to miss an epic moment from your once in a lifetime event.