Why I Don’t Shoot During Dinner


Let’s be real here… couple portraits and dinner are my two favorite parts of a wedding. Sort of a joke, but hey, your girl loves food, alright!?

For so many years, I felt SO. AWKWARD. standing around during salads and dinner. It felt uncomfortable knowing that I wasn’t taking any photos - but I knew it was for an important reason.

Ladies and gents, NO ONE, I repeat NO ONE looks attractive while eating. Your guests are probably very grateful that they aren’t caught off guard by a flash while they’re trying to fit a forkful of salad or a filet in their mouths.

So instead of pretending to be shooting and stalking all your guests while they’re just trying to eat and chat, that’s when I sneak off and eat dinner. The sooner I’m served, the sooner I can get back to the reception and follow the couple around while they visit their tables (which is usually after they finish dinner, but their guests are still eating).

It's that simple, folks - let the people eat in peace! Amen!


Lena Mirisola

Photographer. Bubble tea addict. Girlboss.