Include your photographer on the guest list
By adding me to your guest list, this accomplishes two important things. I will be seated with the guests, which ensures I am always with you and will never miss a moment of your reception. This also ensures I am fed in a timely manner (instead of a cold sandwich in a back office far, far away from you when speeches are happening). Food is energy, and an energetic, happy photographer is exactly what you want when you have dancing ahead of you!