We don’t often feature welcome dinners or rehearsal dinners, but I feel like we should remedy that, because we always have SUCH a great time capturing them. The laid-back energy, the playful attitudes, the excitement, the coming together of family and friends. It’s like a wedding celebration, but just more low-key, chill, and serves as a wonderful way to build up to the main event. It’s made ever so much more meaningful because Molly & Peter literally met both working at Blind Lady Ale House (side note: this is our local go-to spot for pizza and beer, so if you ever want to accidentally run into me, there’s a deece chance of running into us here). This is where their romance started, and it made such a special place to gather their nearest and dearest on the Friday before their big bash. They reserved the Hamms room, and of course the BLAH was serving up the good stuff with beer, pizza, Belgian frites, and all manner of tasty stuff.
One thing I advise clients to consider is that they may want to set aside a little time before their welcome party kicks off, to do some couple portraits, both as a warm-up to get used to things so it feels a little less awkward, but also because its deserving of its own special preservation. You probably still have special outfits for the occasion, and it’s a great opportunity to have some images of you two that feel a little more relaxed and casual. We usually recommend two hours of coverage for a welcome event, but of course that depends entirely on what special things you may have up your sleeves!