A wedding typically lasts 8 to 12 hours. If we take getting ready shots and are there all day, we try to eat a big breakfast before arriving, but that only lasts so long. We often run around crazy trying to cover the whole wedding and don’t have time to snack or take a break. We’ve been known to run to the bathroom to cram down a sandwich or pretzels that we packed in three minutes and then get back to it.
All that said, it is important that we get a small break to eat during the day. This is preferably done during the reception when everyone else is eating, which works out because nobody wants to have photos of themselves eating, anyway.
We expect that a meal is to be provided for us. Although it can be what everyone else is eating, we don’t have to have a plated meal as long as something is provided. Many venues offer vendor meals that you can get for us, so inquire about that when you have the chance.
Finally, it is essential to feed your Photographer because it is hard to stay creative on an empty stomach. Think about if you didn’t get a lunch break at work – it makes it hard to focus the rest of the day because you’re so hungry. You also don’t want us passing out during your reception. 🙂
Please let us know the arrangements ahead of time, so we know the plan. Thank you!