Dining Experience

Contemporary. Editorial. Timeless.


What to Keep in Mind



  • Remove salt and pepper shakers, sugar package holder, etc. UNLESS items are integral to the design of the table, which is usually only about 2% of all cases
  • When shooting tables, especially oblique shots, try to make sure all the chairs are aligned and not staggered. 

Shot List

  • Whole dining room/area (24mm at f/2.8), horizontal
  • Floor to ceiling of primary dining area (24mm at f/2.8), vertical
  • Table with centrepiece (35mm at f/2.8)
  • Table with centrepiece (35mm at f/4)
  • Oblique table shot, vertical
  • Oblique table shot, horizontal
  • Chairs, especially if wooden

Equipment List

  • 32mm lens
  • 50mm lens

Vendors to Consider

  • Venue
  • Event designer
  • Decor company
  • Floral designer
  • Flatware
  • Stemware
  • Linen company (tablecloths, napkins, chair covers)
  • Furniture rental
  • Tent rentals
  • Lighting designer


Here are a selection of images to use as examples.