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January 20, 2011 /

Unsung Heroes of Wedding Photography – The Reception

We usually talk about bridal portraits and details, how about looking at some fun reception photos?
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Unsung Heroes of Wedding Photography – The Reception

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Hillary + Dewayne | 655 West

This blog post is thanks to Jenifer P., a prospective bride that inquired about wedding photos with dancing and movement because her own wedding will have lots of these things. That got me thinking, what an excellent idea for a blog post highlighting just that. Too often we as photographers get caught up in the formal photos showcasing those “signature looks” and the portfolio shots that look like an editorial in a magazine.

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club

The truth of the matter is, Betty and I have a ton of fun and take as many (if not more) photos at the Reception. Think about it for a second, how long is the average ceremony? 30 minutes to an hour? Now, how long is a Reception? Try 2-6 hours!

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Amanda + Michael | The Club at River Forest

During this time you have a host of events going on, everything from the structured events such as the meal, garter/bouquet toss, and speeches from various members of the wedding party.

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club

Then you have everything else…

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Adelle + Joe | Hilton St. Petersburg
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Hillary + Dewayne | 655 West
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Hillary + Dewayne | 655 West

The laughter…

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Amanda + Michael | The Club at River Forest

The tears…

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Hillary + Dewayne | 655 West
St. Petersburg Clearwater Wedding Photographer - Nate & Bekah, Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach

The dancing…

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Amanda + Michael | The Club at River Forest
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Hillary + Dewayne | 655 West
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Adelle + Joe | Hilton St. Petersburg
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Hillary + Dewayne | 655 West
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club
St. Petersburg Clearwater Wedding Photographer - Nate & Bekah, Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach

The DIRTY dancing…

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Amanda + Michael | The Club at River Forest
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Amanda + Michael | The Club at River Forest
St. Petersburg Clearwater Wedding Photographer - Nate & Bekah, Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach

The celebrating…

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Amanda + Michael | The Club at River Forest
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Hillary + Dewayne | 655 West
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club
St. Petersburg Clearwater Wedding Photographer - Nate & Bekah, Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach

The family…

St. Petersburg Clearwater Wedding Photographer - Nate & Bekah, Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Amanda + Michael | The Club at River Forest
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club

The memories…

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Amanda + Michael | The Club at River Forest
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Adelle + Joe | Hilton St. Petersburg

The memories…

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club
St. Petersburg Clearwater Wedding Photographer - Nate & Bekah, Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Amanda + Michael | The Club at River Forest
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Hillary + Dewayne | 655 West

The memories…

[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Hillary + Dewayne | 655 West
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Mckenzie + Gary | Roswell Mill Club
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Amanda + Michael | The Club at River Forest
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Adelle + Joe | Hilton St. Petersburg
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Amanda + Michael | The Club at River Forest
St. Petersburg Clearwater Wedding Photographer - Nate & Bekah, Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach
[Atlanta Wedding Photographer] Hillary + Dewayne | 655 West

Sure we as professional wedding photographers are going to shoot hundreds of photos during the wedding ceremony itself to make sure we capture every detail from walking down the aisle to the first kiss. The unsung heroes of wedding photography are the reception photos, they probably won’t make the cover of Brides Magazine, but they will be the memories that we cherish looking back on the events of the day.

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Zachary Long is a wedding photographer based in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Together with his wife Betty Feng they form . Zac and Betty are available for weddings in the Metro Atlanta, GA area and destination weddings throughout the United States and China.

All images (c) FengLong Photography

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