Designate a Friend to Help with Photography
by Marcy J. Levinson
When I shoot any important event I like to know "who is who." I guess that comes from my training in the news world. A wedding is just as important to my client as a Congress-person visiting a local government funded facility in his or her jurisdiction is to a newspaper. I like to know who-is-who amongst the guests so there is not a single moment missed while I am behind the lens. Therefore, it is always best to designate a friend, or a friend of the family as a "go'to" person for the photographer. And while many clients have paid top dollar for a wedding planner - that person may not always know who Great Aunt Sarah is and that this is her first trip on an airplane to see her great neice say "I Do." Those are the special emotions that warrant a person close to the family to help out. Since a wedding is generally hectic and full of energy I always like to know where I need to be when! And thanks to news training, I never miss a shot. But if I have a representative from the wedding fill me in on the guests I can blend in as part of the festivities and get even more rewarding photos than originally expected. An "insider's" view is always helpful!