{minna tip} #15

June 4, 2009

Have a smoking reception – You and your groom will be smoking-hot for sure during your reception, but forget the fog machine. Piping in smoke for dramatic effect is beautiful initially, but as the smoke-bomb thins out around the room, it may cause a few issues – residue, digestion problems, and if you have sensitive olfactory senses, the smell may be unpleasant. An added concern I have as a photographer is keeping my assortment of lenses residue-free. Plus, the dispersed-smoke generally makes the photos look as grey as the fog. If you really must use a smoke machine, go for it, HARD! Not halfway. A constant and steady stream of the fog makes your photos look terrific, especially when accompanied with laser effects. If you’re looking for alternatives though, I highly recommend laser lights, strobes, glow-sticks, sparklers (while outside), disco balls, & crystals.

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