Photography is important at any wedding or reception – very important! But, can I just offer a little advice from watching guests come and go here at The Manor? There is one thing that can put a crimp in your wedding quicker than any other, that is a photographer that is only interested in money – their money.
At wedding receptions, I have witnessed brides brought to tears by photographers. Your photographer should never dictate how and when you can cut the cake or dance just to meet their schedule. There are plenty of great photographers out there who will stay the whole night. Besides, the candid photos are the best and those opportunities happen throughout the event.
At wedding luncheons, I witness guests waiting for what seems like forever for the meal to begin. Meanwhile the photographer has the bride and groom somewhere shooting more and more shots simply to get one more photo of them to sell to them later.
So my advice, choose your photographer wisely and set expectations up front. In our opinion the best are those that stay the whole evening, give you ALL the shots (with the copyright released), don’t control your time, take tons of candid pictures, and it’s all included in the price up front!