In most of my weddings I do present the pictures during preparations until wedding ceremony while the guests are eating at the reception. It’s a simple photo slideshow where guests can see what happened before the reception. I play it while eating because it is just meant to be a background or something the guests can talk about or enjoy while eating. Once the program starts, the we cut the slideshow.
It is fairly simple to do. I just download the pics from my camera and enhance some of it like converting to B&W and run it using Iview Media Pro in my laptop. There’s no music but during reception a quartet or mobile is playing music.
At present, this service is free-of-charge but I maintain the decision if I want to play it or not. My condition is the projector should be at least 4000 lumens or at least the pictures should come out clear even with some lights on.
I don’t do on-site photo AVP because it will compete with the onsite of Jason M or Threelogy or Bob Nicolas. Some coordinators get confused with this and they want me to do an on-site photo AVP. While I can do it, it is just so hard to do and takes so much pressure for me.
Anyway, last Sunday, I was surprised when I saw the program that I need to do a photo AVP. I declined immediately but the coordinator said just play a slideshow and she’ll ask the mobile to play music. Honestly, I don’t want to do it. I believe it would look like a crappy slide show.
I feel I got caught in the middle and left with no choice but to prepare an on-site Photo AVP. The theme music of the wedding was 20s to 50s which is mostly Standards and Jazz. I selected Moonlight Serenade of Glenn Miller with vocals by Barry Manilow.
I hope you enjoy this impromptu AVP.
PS. Please don’t ask to me to do this is your wedding. I feel there were two rounded thingys growing in my neck while doing it. :) Although, I think I need to prepare a pricing for this service if your videographer is not Jason, Threelogy or Bob. :)