Should You Feed the Photographer?
When hiring a photographer for a wedding or an event in Dallas many people wonder what are the customs regarding feeding the photographer.
It all really depends on the photographer and the client and what they expect from each other. The best thing to do is make sure you communicate about this with the photographer before the event so everyone is on the same page and there is no confusion or frustration.
When making this decision here are a few general guidelines and observations to consider:
Generally when the photographer is going to be working less than 5 hours a meal is not expected to be provided, but when working over 6 hours a meal is expected.
As with almost all professions, it is difficult to work efficiently when you are hungry and your mind is on food.
Happier photographers usually lead to better photos.
Some people feed the wedding photographers a small box meal in a separate room, but my question is; if you are paying so much money for the event photographer why would you want to isolate them from the event and miss opportunities for great shots and having them available at a moments notice? And if one does not even want to provide a small box meal, then the photographer will have to leave to get something to eat and thus reducing the amount of special moments he or she will be able to capture at your wedding or event.
Also, the more time a photographer spends with the families and people at the event the more intimate and personable the photos will be.
Finally, never forget the golden rule: Do unto other what you would want them to do unto you.
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