Rehearsal dinner photos taken at Twigs Tempietto | Matthew Pautz Photography | Greenville Wedding Photographer

Venue: Twigs Tempietto, Greenville


In the world of candid wedding photography, rehearsal dinners are nothing but true candid photojournalism.   As a wedding photographer specializing in taking candid photos, I am surprised that I do not get the opportunity to cover these dinner more often.  But when I get to, I absolutely love them!  After all, it’s basically like a practice reception…maybe a little less dancing, but nearly everything else is the same.  You have friends, family and the bridal party all coming together to celebrate the upcoming wedding.  Toasts, celebration, and fun times with a smaller, core group as opposed to 200+ wedding guests.  Basically, it is a much more personal and intimate type of photography than I usually get a chance to do.

If you’re here reading this, looking at my work, you already know a bit about my candid nature.  Rehearsal dinners are basically the ultimate expression of my candid side – no posing, no arranging, and nothing but chasing and capturing the special little moments that happen during the night.  Not that I don’t enjoy posing, I actually love the challenge of posing people in a natural way that doesn’t look posed.  But sometimes it is also fun to just sit on the sidelines and capture the action as it unfolds.  Dinners like this are especially fun for me because of the relaxed, intimate nature of the event.  This always leads to natural photos and pure happiness – two things I love to work with!

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This was my first time photographing at Twigs, although I attended a wedding here once years ago as a guest.  I loved the venue then, but now that I am a photographer, I love it even more.  It is so unique – a bit of indoors, a bit of outdoors…and a whole lot of charm.  One of the most recognizable wedding venues in Greenville SC, Twigs is a photography paradise.


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I hope you enjoyed viewing these images as much as I enjoyed being a part of them.  If you liked this post, you may also enjoy viewing their wedding photos as well.  And as always, don’t hesitate to contact me now if you feel like rehearsal dinner photos would be an addition you would be interested in for your own wedding.  Until next time!

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