Can I be real? If I had to pick my least favorite thing to shoot on a wedding day, it would be the cocktail hour. People are usually just starting to get a drink and find each other to talk. You can’t butt into conversations and so you have to be really stealthy about grabbing candids, but more often than not, the guests see you pointing your camera at them and they can get really self conscious about it. Then that leads to them throwing your camera an awkward smile which you don’t want, so you’re like, “Yeah okay, well, yes, let’s just get a ‘grip and grin’ type photo” and that’s your life for 30 minutes.
So let’s find some better ways! Here are a few things I do at a cocktail hour to make it easier.
Hopefully you can keep some of these tricks up your sleeve to make your next cocktail hour less tricky!
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|Denise Karis is an Arizona wedding photographer who enjoys musicals, Doctor Who and breakfast burritos. IG @denisekaris|
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