"A wonderful way to document your event is by providing communal cameras that are passed out to all your guests. This way they can capture their own memories from the day."
Words aren’t needed when you can tell a good story through photos. Capturing the guests enjoying themselves—plus the food and drinks—creates lifelong memories of your gathering for both you and your friends.
As the host, you can choose to play photographer for the evening. Instead of posed pictures, you can shoot behind someone’s shoulder, from an incognito vantage point or a perspective that is not directly straight on. These make unique photos and capture party goers when they’re having the most fun. If you’d rather not take photos yourself, you can hire a professional photographer to spend a few hours capturing the party too.
Another idea to capture your party is to hand out disposable cameras that can be passed around among guests. This is a fun way to get your guests to document the party from all their different points of view. These communal cameras can provide interesting memories of your event. Guests can photograph the food, the decor, the room, as well as each other laughing and enjoying themselves with a chalice of Stella Artois. And if guests are using their own cameras as well, why not create a hashtag related to your party for everyone to share their own photos on social media? Later, they can search for the hashtag to relive the memories.
Whether you take photos yourself, hire a photographer or pass around a communal camera, there’s no better way to remember the party than through photographs. Your guests will have fun looking back and enjoying the memories.
SHAYNA BATYA is a Miami-based artist whose work focuses on environmental portraiture and the unexpected. Known in Miami as the go to girl for good parties and beautiful settings, Shayna approaches hosting with a photographer’s lens—always capturing the truly special moments.
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