Last week I was on the phone with a mother of the bride talking about why brides no longer do photos of entire tables. The funny thing is that I’ve never been to a wedding in my life where this was done, but back in our moms’ day, this was certainly the norm.
With couples opting for more photo-documentary style photography, how do we remember exactly who was at our wedding say 5, 10 or even 30 years down the line? Originally, these photos existed for that purpose, even long after the last thank you note was written, you could look through your wedding album and see every table grouped en mass in a single photo.
The conversation kind of got me thinking about modern ways to capture everyone at your big day. Here’s a few ideas that will solve this trick!
The large group shot of everyone at the reception. Many photographers I’ve worked with are not huge fans of doing this. It’s extremely difficult to get large groups of people looking good and able to fit into the camera lens. It’s a great idea for smaller groups - having a destination wedding, this might be a great option for you.
Photobooths are always such a fun way to capture funny moments! Just be sure you have a way to keep a copy for yourself - setup a scanner on-site or ask the photobooth company about digital captures.
Offer a set of polaroid cameras with instructions for guests to snap themselves as they enter. Provide a blank scrapbook with photo corners for them to insert their photo, name and message to you.