Top 8 Party and Event Photography Must Haves
As an event and wedding planner and designer, Sarah Sofia Productions is dishing out the must haves when it comes to photographing your party or event.
1 Capture all the details. From the food table, to floral arrangements, to the party décor make sure you capture it all through your photography. Let your photography tell a story like in these photos by Comfort Photography for this first birthday party.
2 Highlight the special moments of the party or event through photography. If you’re hosting a birthday party make sure you have a photo of the birthday boy or girl blowing out their candles, hugging loved ones, and having a good time.
This 50th Surprise Party is a good example of capturing the fun moment of serving the guest of honor with his favorite cake and signing happy birthday. Additionally, the photographer captured the cigar and scotch bar, which are two of the guest of honor’s favorite things.
If it’s your child’s first birthday make sure you capture the smash cake in all its glory with the guest of honor and the parents. (top photo Comfort Photography bottom photo Sarah Sofia Productions)
3 Get candid shoots of the guests having a good time.
This is from another first birthday party where we had pop up photo booth for the kids.
4 Get group shots of the people that are important to you. Make a list and gather people throughout your party or event as to not miss out on an opportunity.
5 Get shots of family and friends in front of interesting design pieces and backdrops. No one wants to see a picture of from their big birthday bash with the refrigerator door as the backdrop.
6 Take it outdoors. Weather permitting, get the most out of your space by using natural light.
7 Take photos from different angles instead of head on. This adds dimension and interest to the photographs.
8 Have fun! The best photos are when everyone is having fun.
All photos are taken by Sarah Sofia Productions unless otherwise noted.