I have to confess I love weddings. Always a great atmosphere, a variety of ages, and everybody has come to have a good time...
There are a number of times throughout the day where I can work.
I would have loved to include some photos from John Terry`s wedding at Blenheim Palace and Shane Ritchie`s wedding at his home in Bucks at which I was booked. But unfortunately Hello magazine wouldnt allow any private photos to be taken!!
Firstly straight after the ceremony at the drinks reception. Here is an ideal opportunity for me to work as not all the guests are needed by the photographer. It can often be a great icebreaker as well. Apart from the final group shot there are always plenty of potential subjects for me to draw.
The wedding breakfast
Once the guests are seated there is no escaping the caricaturist. On a few occasions some people who have wanted to book me have thought that drawing people when they are eating can be intrusive. But once they have seen me moving amongst the guests they have changed their minds. Based on over 20 years experience I know when to approach a table and when not to. I never force it upon people who are perhaps hesitating. More often than not once I am under way guests are calling me over to their table.
The bit in the middle!
Another common time slot to be booked. In that slot between the end of the meal and the start of the evening part is an ideal time for a caricaturist to wander amongst the guests and draw their pictures.
The evening function
Here once the evening guests have arrived is a great time to me to work. Here I can wander around or stay seated and have the people come to me depending on the circumstances. Just in case you are thinking ”How can you draw right next to a band or a disco” Well, there is always some area away from the main dance floor with enough lighting for me to do my stuff.