Q. Our wedding cake is very special to us and I want to make sure the photographer gets a great shot. Any suggestions?
A. That's a great question. I've seen some extraordinary wedding cakes and am sometimes surprised at how little thought goes into shooting these cakes. I often drape a soft backdrop behind the cake in a complimentary colour to allow the cake to stand out free of background distraction. And of course choosing the right lens for the lighting and desired effect is important as well.
Q. What are the expectations for providing food and drinks to my wedding photographers?
A. If your wedding photographers are shooting the reception then it is standard to provide them the same meal that is served to guests, at an assigned table together. This normally goes in the contract. Alcoholic drinks however, should never be offered to or consumed by the photographers, not even wine with dinner. The wedding cake is not normally shared with photographers either.