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POLL: "Do You Get a Meal at the Wedding Job?"
Do you get a meal on your weddding job?
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Do you bring your own meal?
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Is the option of a meal in your contract?
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Jun 08, 2015 02:33 as a reply to  @ post 17587871 |  #61

Are people eating no stop for two hours then at your weddings? They never stop to talk, laugh, enjoy each others company, you know, typical photojournalism sort of stuff??


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Jun 08, 2015 02:38 as a reply to  @ post 17587884 |  #62

So yet again, another photographer who admits to taking photo's during that period? You can't have it both ways? I'm not surprised meal time is when the lowest number of photographs happen if you're all sitting down eating on the job.

And again, if people read the posts fully, I'm not saying they can't eat, and I'm suggesting better times when they can eat, certainly not during a main event.

So clients should do as they're told and take a back seat to the superior photographers who know better? I'm not surprised wedding photographers have such a terrible reputation in this county for ruining weddings by bossing people around.


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Jun 08, 2015 02:39 as a reply to  @ post 17587885 |  #63

Working very hard? Hanging around a country club pushing a shutter? I'm surprised you don't jack it all in and become a miner or a brick layer, something easy like that...


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Jun 08, 2015 02:42 as a reply to  @ post 17587934 |  #64

Well I'm at work now, and was at a party at the weekend, I've asked about thirty people who are all reacted with surprise that a photographer would expect to be seated with the guests and not take photo's during the meal, so not a single event...


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Jun 08, 2015 02:43 as a reply to  @ post 17588176 |  #65

This is the most level-headed response yet. Until you've shot a wedding, you have no idea what it's like. You need to be present, mentally, for extended periods of time without rest. Then you need to be ready for changes, because something always changes. To begrudge someone a short respite to have a meal and relax for mere minutes, is beyond me.


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Jun 08, 2015 02:43 |  #66

welshwizard1971 wrote in post #17588352 (external link)
Working very hard? Hanging around a country club pushing a shutter? I'm surprised you don't jack it all in and become a miner or a brick layer, something easy like that...

Wow, your perceptions of wedding photography as work is amazing......




  
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Jun 08, 2015 02:44 as a reply to  @ post 17588179 |  #67

You're assuming the meal is individually served... Many have buffet service or the like. Regardless, I've never not been offered a meal by the bride and groom or wedding planner, etc.


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Jun 08, 2015 02:45 as a reply to  @ post 17587966 |  #68

Again, I've never said I don't expect them, to eat, it's very difficult to discuss things with people who don't bother to read your posts properly. And professional photogrpahers are agreeing with me on this thread that good shots/candids can be grabbed during this period, static happy subjects, good access, probably good lighting, and where did I suggest i wanted photo's of dirty dishes, I've said the opposite??


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Jun 08, 2015 02:47 as a reply to  @ post 17587982 |  #69

So at not point during those 17 hours there wasn't a quiet period with nothing going on when you couldn't eat a sandwich, have a drink, eat a bar?


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Jun 08, 2015 02:47 as a reply to  @ post 17588347 |  #70

We aren't proving your point at all. We are proving that we are professionals who are ready for whatever happens. There are no less critical times to eat than when everyone else is eating. How can you argue it ISN'T ok to stop and eat when everyone else does? People don't want photos of guests stuffing their faces. I've never had a request, never. So I'll take that down time to stuff my own face, if it's alright with the bride and groom, which it always has.


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Jun 08, 2015 02:48 as a reply to  @ welshwizard1971's post |  #71

Two hours? Who said anything about taking a two-hour break? I've seen 10 or 15 minutes mentioned, but nothing about two hours. You're being disingenuous, sir.


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Jun 08, 2015 02:49 |  #72

welshwizard1971 wrote in post #17588347 (external link)
If you read my posts properly you'll see I've suggested less critical times to eat.

How can you argue it's OK to stop and eat at the same time as everyone else, but then you admit you've got the camera to hand 'just in case', you're just proving my point aren't you?

No. If you actually shot weddings or had any reasonable experience of shooting weddings you'd know that every now and again impromptu things happen. You respond to them as part of your job.

However given you have no working knowledge of what the job actually entails it is very clear you're just out to troll.


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Jun 08, 2015 02:51 as a reply to  @ welshwizard1971's post |  #73

No one said seated with the guests. You've been disingenuous twice now. If the bride and groom insist, what do you do? You are to be polite and you decline the first offer, if they offer again, you accept. That is common protocol among civilized human beings. You are trying to make it sound as if we trod off to the dining room and just plop down in the first seat available.


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Jun 08, 2015 02:52 as a reply to  @ post 17588083 |  #74

Well I have to deal with emergencies threatening people and properties, dealing with police, firemen etc, so real pressured work as opposed to the delicate flowers that wedding photographers are turning out to be, and sometimes I don't stop for 26 hours straight, as do many of my colleagues, and I've never heard any of them whining about their sugar levels and somebody else paying for their sit down three course meal with a huge sense of entitlement.


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Jun 08, 2015 02:53 as a reply to  @ post 17588093 |  #75

Unless they want pictures of their guests enjoying the wedding breakfast apprantly........


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