Capture special occasions professionally with the help of a professional event photographer
By Sarah McInerney
If you’ve ever organised a special event, you’ll know the amount of effort required to create the perfect look and feel for the day. All that effort pays off when your friends and family compliment you on how beautiful the venue is, or how wonderful the food is, or just simply how great the dancing is.
Wouldn’t it be a shame, therefore, if at the end of the event, you didn’t have any photos to remind you of everyone enjoying themselves at your special occasion? Don’t rely on friends and family taking photographs for you; even if they’re enjoying themselves, they may not capture the event in full (in fact, it may be because they’re too busy enjoying themselves that they don’t think to take photographs!). Instead, employ the services of a professional event photographer, who will bring all those happy memories flooding back thanks to the following skills:
Reportage event photography
A good event photographer will have the knack of capturing the moment, which is what reportage photography is about. Imagine you’re throwing a surprise birthday party: that moment where the special guest enters the venue and realises all their loved ones have gathered to celebrate their special day is absolutely priceless; a good event photographer will be able to capture that moment with a beautiful mixture of black and white and colour photographs to really portray the emotion at play. Similarly, they will be able to blend in with the crowd and subtly photograph moments such as friends sharing a joke, tears flowing at speeches or fun on the dance floor without your guests feeling intruded upon.
As well as photographs that document natural moments, a professional photographer can also shoot posed photos to make sure that you get some really lovely shots of all your guests. Posed photographs aren’t just for weddings; a professional events photographer will be able to organise groups of people into posed shots, meaning that you capture every guest at your event (not just those groups of friends and family who remember to bring their cameras with them) and end up with formal photographs of your loved ones taken whilst they’re enjoying themselves.
The devil’s in the detail
As well as capturing your guests, by hiring a professional photographer for your event you will also ensure that other details are photographed too. For example, if you’ve got a celebration cake, a table plan, or a photo montage, your photographer will take pains to document little details such as these that make each event stand apart. This will give you a really well-rounded set of photographs from your event, truly documenting the special occasion forever.