I am often hired to shoot themed parties, concerts, and contests at different clubs around the country. Some clubs/groups have me shoot weekend parties in Vegas or New York, while others have me photograph the occasional house party down the street.
I relax, have fun with the party goers, but always maintain professionalism. I absolutely never drink and if someone doesn’t want their photo taken, I take great care to follow their wishes. I post the images on a locked gallery and provide the host with the password that he/she can hand out to the revelers.
Other events, including reunions, birthdays, and welcome home parties aren’t quite so wild, but much more important. I will do the same thing – mingle, have fun, and get great, candid, photos of all your guests.