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Weddings: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Suzy Clement

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7. Cocktails, Dinner, and Decor

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Wedding Stage Four

Without question, cocktail hour is the busiest time of the day. Between the family and couple portraits, candid coverage of the guests, and detail shots of the dinner area and tabletops, you generally have to fit about two hours’ worth of work into one hour. The only way to manage it is to stay organized, maintain your cool, keep an eye on the time, and just continue working through each element as it comes. Once the guests sit down for dinner, there will be a moment to catch your breath...usually!

Poring Over the Picture

Take a step back to get an overview of the party. This really helps pull ...

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