(Closed) Will your photographer stay until the end of the reception?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Is your photographer staying until the reception is over?
    No, he/she will be leaving before the reception ends : (51 votes)
    55 %
    Yep, all the way through! : (42 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I have all day coverage as part of my package. I want my photog there the whole time. I felt the same what about it, like they might miss something.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    For us, it was important to have all day coverage. Our wedding is on New Year’s Eve though, so we felt it was important to get pictures of everyone at midnight and especially our midnight kiss, the fireworks, our exit, etc. But either way, I would think that having the photographer there all day would be worth it.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Ours does six hours, but we could pick which six. We decided it was more important to do some photos beforehand while we still have good light (our wedding is outside on a summer evening) and to sacrifice the end of the reception, so I think we’re going to do 3:30 to 9:30 for a reception that ends at 11, with a 5 pm ceremony. Since we lose the light around 8:30, that gives us some nice night photos, but not too many—and in exchange we have time for a quiet bride-and-groom session pre-ceremony, which seems worth it.

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Hi! it’s one of the most important day in your life and you should capture every moment of it. photographer has a huge role so have him till the last minute and do not regret afterwards 🙂 congrats!!:)

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Our photographer will be with us the entire time.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Our photog will be there til the end. I would hate to not have pics of our sparkler send off or us getting into our horse drawn carriage.

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee

    I just found our photographer and she is amazing! She will be there the whole time, and is being laid back and flexible about the whole thing. She will be travelling 2 hours to our ceremony/reception and isn’t charging mileage, and her package includes 8 hours, but she’s totally cool with staying longer. She will definitely be staying until the end!

    Post # 10
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    298 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We’ve got ours for nine hours, until just after the first dance (so capturing everything up until general free-for-all disco the way our wedding is structured).

    Honestly, I don’t really want professional photos of everyone dancing at the disco. There won’t be any big ‘moments’ after that, and things may well get slightly messy and I don’t necessarily want to pay hundreds of pounds for a record of that!

    Everyone will have cameras, and you’re as likely to get fun candid shots from other people’s pics as from the professional photog, in my view. I’m not losing sleep over not having our photog there til the party ends at 1am!

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

    You don’t necessarily need your photographer through the whole evening…as long as you have him or her there for an hour or so of dancing, you should be good. After awhile, all dancing shots end up looking the same, so you don’t really need your photographer there for a few hours of it! Unless you have something super amazing happening at the very end of the night, you should be fine having your photographer leave before the end of the reception.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have my photog for 9 hours and she’ll be there from 2pm til 11pm (reception is over at midnight). We’re not having any type of big exit, so there’s not really a reason to  have her stay til the very end.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Ours is leaving midway through. When reflecting on my friends’ wedding photos, I couldn’t remember a single treasured shot that was taken at the end of the night. I’m sure there are some exceptions, but the photos I most want are when everyone is fresh and reasonably well put-together, not tired and sweaty from dancing and blurry from cocktails.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Our photographer will leave early, which is for the best in my situation. We’re not doing a big send off, Fiance and I are more dance all night kind of people. So sometime after 10 ours will leave. I figure that by then we’ll have a lot of great shots, and I can’t imagine that even more pictures of people dacing will make a big difference.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We get ours for 8 hours and we choose which 8. Our ceremony will be at 2pm, so we’ll probably have him from 1 til 9pm, and we have our reception venue until 2am. I’m not too worried, since we don’t have anything special planned after the cake cutting and special dances!

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We are starting with the first dance and doing a fake cake cut so that we can get him out of there.

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