Let the party begin! Your wedding reception was planned for a long time, and will be over before you know it. You’ve most likely spent most of your wedding budget on the reception. This is the time during the wedding day where there are really important things to document well. You, your wedding party, families, and friends are about to settle into eating a nice meal and dancing the night away (or day!). For me, it’s time to kick it into high gear because the wedding reception is what I like to call “a target rich environment”. There is so much to remember! Introductions, first dance, parent dances, blessings, toasts, cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter removal, garter toss, reverse garter, details, ring shots, any special groups you asked for before the wedding or right then and there, each and every guest at the reception, and oh yes, the DANCING. Then, there’s looking for people that are NOT dancing to make sure they don’t get left out of the coverage. There’s people EVERYWHERE doing different things and I walk or run at least 10 miles during the wedding reception to make sure I photograph EVERYTHING.
I’ll ask you during the reception if you want to take a few shots to take advantage of a nice Outer Banks sunset, or a cool venue feature, or just because. Nobody will even know you’re gone, and it’s never for more than 10 minutes. I’ll have you back in the wedding venue in no time. We can do as much, as little, or nothing at all. It’s all up to you. Whatever the case may be, you’re going to get a great many reception photos and you’ll most likely get photos of everyone at your wedding.