Guests are an important part of your wedding. They're your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, spouses of coworkers....the list can go on and on. Whether you're having a big or small wedding, I strive to capture guests having a good time. Because while the wedding is all about you, it's also a party for everyone else.
I strive to capture wedding guests having fun. Oftentimes, they're not aware that they're being photographed and their expressions are completely natural. This wedding reception was held inside the Space Needle.
A wedding reunites old friends and family who may not have seen each other in years. Guests at this wedding at the Glendale Country Club in Bellevue were so involved in their conversation that they didn't realize my camera was being pointed at them.
At this wedding on the San Juan Island, guests blew kazoos right after the bride and groom were pronounced man and wife.
This boy just looked friggin' amazing.
Showered with a natural spotlight, this girl was in her own little world during the wedding.
This girl had such beautiful wavy hair. The scene reminded me of a painting by Renoir.
This mom and her baby shaded themselves from the summer heat during an outdoor procession at the Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake.
These wedding guests at the Kelley Farm waltzed gracefully a few minutes after the bride and groom had their first dance.
Guide to Hiring a Wedding Photographer
How many guests are you expecting? That number should guide you and your wedding photographer.
Less than 50 people: One photographer is probably enough for a small, intimate event. However, do hire a professional if you want amazing photos.
Up to 100 people: Consider asking the photographer to bring an associate. A second photographer does raise the costs, but it will allow both photographers to get awesome shots of you and the guests. You can keep to a budget by having the second photographer for a few hours to cover the ceremony and key parts of the reception.
Over 100 guests: A second photographer is the norm for weddings exceeding 100 guests. Your wedding is probably the biggest party you'll throw in your life. Be sure to capture it in the best way possible with two professional photographers. This allows both photographers to do their jobs right without feeling like they have to run around and cover every inch of large wedding venue.