I'm asking this because I witnessed two different styles in 2 nights and I wanted to know what you all think.
On Friday, Dave helped me with my son's reception in UT. His style is shooting the family and B&G before the reception and then take a zillion candids and portraits. He ate just a little, when there wasn't much to do, but was right away moving around when a group gathered or hugs were happening. He stayed the whole time and at sunset, took some spectacular pictures with lights he set up way before so he just had to drag the B&G outside for a few minutes.
On Saturday, my nephew got married and had a reception at someone's backyard. It was a stunning location. I felt badly. The lady who came (beside shooting Nikons) was not very friendly, but sat and chimped a lot. She never got shots of family or friends at the reception, just mostly the cake cutting, the flower tossing and did some sunset pictures but with just the flash, no set up lights. Then she left before the B&G left, leaving me to shoot the exit, which I did happily without a flash, but with my 5D, not a problem.
I took 1 picture when Dave was shooting. He basically told me to put my 5D away, he's on top of things. I was grateful. The second night I had my 5D and the lady looked at me, but didn't say anything, I only shot friends and family and lots of babies. It was so fun.
All in all, I think I controlled myself well, but really, I learned a lot. I think Dave is wonderful, as Jim was here taking shots in VA for me. POTN members, friends, are really great. Thank you.