TipTuesday - Having Family Members Help the Photographer So You Don't Have to
May 15, 2018 | By: Josh Barry Photography
#TipTuesday - Assign a family member to help out
You've planned, you've organized, you've designed, you've picked the colors, the theme, the venue, the DJ, the food, the photographer, and now you just want to enjoy your family's special day whether it be a wedding or a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. You want to laugh, dance, eat, maybe some wine....ok ok maybe a lotta wine. Either way, however you plan on enjoying your day the last thing you want is to be bothered with things you felt you had properly organized ahead of time so you WOULDN'T have to deal with them the day-of.
Well one very often overlooked item is the list our clients give the photographer of important family members to capture during the reception. We as photographers sometimes must come to you to help place a face with the name on our paper. Of course we want to deliver what it is you ask for however if I were in your shoes I'd not want to go on a treasure hunt for family members while trying to enjoy the fesitivites of this once-in-a-lifetime milestone. "Where is Uncle Alan?" "Did cousin Timmy run off again?" "Good grief I justt want to relax now after a year of two of planning!!!"
We get it. So we have a solution that we like to deploy for all of our events. It's easy and relieves you of any worry or concern that is unneeded on the day of your party. Here it is.
Every Family has at least one family member who is willing or would even jump at the chance to help the photographer put faces to names of important family members. Just call them up prior to the event and ask them to help us out. This will free you up to enjoy the party and not have your attention taken away by the photographer. You could always 'pay back' a family member to this way. Remember that time your sister in-law spilled wine on your carpet? Or when your cousin pranked you in front of the family? Now you can finally get them back and make them do some important work for you!!! Ok Ok....maybe not. Buuuuuuut there is always a happily willing family member to help out on such a special day. So easy and so valuable most often this tiny detail gets overlooked.