Most times the B/G seek me out and make me sit down to eat! Then again, I am the kind of person that can run full steam for a 14 hour day with only a bagel in the morning. Thew few times I have not gotten a meal the B/G apologized left and right, and I ordered a pizza on my way home
Anyways, no one is obligated to feed us. I know it is different to a degree, but when I'm on an all day commercial shoot I certainly don't expect to be fed by the clients.
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They may not be "obligated" to feed you, and being as young as you are, your physical stamina and ability to go without eating is much more resistant to loss of energy or dehydration.
Photographing weddings is a physically demanding job. It's not just standing around shooting the birds in the trees as most people would think it is. When you are on your feet for 8-10 hours, lugging gear around, running, stopping, bending, directing, posing and telling people what to do and all the while being as pleasant as a nun, the body is physically exhausted after all of that work.
It needs food and nourishment. Now, energy bars can do wonders. Water too.
In the end, it comes down to each individuals business model and how they choose to work with a client. I don't demand a meal in my contract, but 90% of the time I do eat. It's been rare that I had to actually leave and get my own food, but I've done that when told by my client that we would be fed but the venue flat out refused to do that.
Then there's been the times that the client forced a venue to feed us after they paid for our meals and the venue said they had run out.