Taking candid photographs is one of the joys of photography for me. I find that the unstructured time of a cocktail hour is often one of the best times to capture natural photographs of guests. It is also often one of the more joyful times for the bride and groom as they mingle and enjoy connecting with family and friends.
I usually change lenses to a short portrait lens and wander through the guests, capturing spontaneous moments of joy and connection. Occasionally I'll ask people to pose. I also take requests for individual and group photographs from the guests.