A few years ago, Pat and I toyed around with the idea of having a complimentary same day slideshow at the reception of every wedding. We wanted to highlight about 30 images or so that told the story of the day for the bride, groom and guests to see throughout the night. We knew one thing for sure: we didn’t want to bring a giant projector and stop the dancing to make a huge presentation with their photos. We thought about a laptop but it didn’t look that snazzy so we settled on an iPad and found a nice frame for it to slip into and place on a table.
We put it all together during dinner since we all know no one wants photos of them stuffing their face with filet mignon and spinach in their teeth! We go through all of our cards and quickly pick photos that instantly stand out to us. This coincides with me feeding Pat like a baby and force feeding him broccoli because he’s busy picking and editing every photo. Yep, we actually edit every photo! We have it down to a science now and just nod our heads yes or no at each other. Thank god we’re married because we are masters at the nonverbal communication! We show it to the bride and groom first and then set it out for any guests who’d like to see until we leave for the night.
The slideshow has become one of my absolute favorite parts of the day! Not because it’s about our photography but when a bride or her mother have tears in their eyes while watching it, I know just how much it means to them and how important our job is. Plus, how amazing is it to be able to take a moment and realize that you really just got married?? There aren’t too many times during a wedding day where you get to just take it all in.