We first developed our idea for a portrait studio at wedding receptions when listening to friends of ours talk about how hard it was to get a photo all of their friends and family at their wedding. The same week we had a wedding client specifically ask if we could set up a portrait area in the back of the reception hall to photograph all of the extended family and friends who were there. It was a blast, with grand parents and kids and aunts all mixing together, and the bride and groom ducking in and out through the entire night and enthusiasm shared by all. After the wedding the bride and groom had lots of wonderful portraits of the community of friends and family who were a part of the wedding day.
This is bigger than a photo booth, since more than 2-4 people can be photographed at once. There are no feathered boas and funny glasses, these are pictures for the wall, not the refrigerator.
A wedding reception is a unique time for the gathered family, because for once, everybody is together, dressed up, all in one place. It’s the perfect time to photograph kids, aunts, every different kind of family unit. It’s a rare time to make pictures with college friends from out of state, and old friends from grade school, and not all just with the bride and groom.
This also creates more time between the ceremony and reception, since the different families can be photographed with the bride and groom at the party not the ceremony site. This makes added time for more and better pictures of the bride, groom and also the wedding party. The reception is the perfect time to by photographed in a more relaxed manner with all of the family who want to be in a picture. Which is usually a lot of family.
The possibility for memories abound. The feedback we have from our clients is overwhelming, and the portraits are always a favorite part of the reception.
Each wedding is unique, so each portrait area is as well, with lots of character and color.