(Closed) UNNNNNPlugged

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’ve photographed a few events professionally where the officiant will make an announcement  photos are not allowed during the ceremony. Guests always respect this- just make sure your photographer knows they can still take photos 🙂

  I recommend this to all my brides- I shot a wedding in May where a guest literally jumped out of their seat and stood in the middle of the aisle to capture the first kiss. I was not allowed to move from a position at the back of the church-  the couples first kiss photo is this jerk standing in front of them with his kodak camera. 😛

Post # 4
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I second the idea of having the officiant announce it. Maureen’s right — guests can ruin pro shots, I’ve heard so many stories similar to hers. 

You could also put something in the program if you are doing one “Please, no cameras during the ceremony in respect to the bride & groom’s wishes.”

Post # 6
739 posts
Busy bee

The worst is when the bride is coming down the isle and on more then one occasion someone has stepped right in the isle in front of me to get the shot basically ruining my chance to get a great shot of her coming down. Or others are leaning in from the sides with their cameras and just makes for weird composition. The second thing i HATE is the orange beams that most point and shoots use to focus. The bride ends up with them all over her face and dress. Those are the worst thing to ruin a photo.

Then there is always at least one Uncle/Aunt Bob {term used in photog world} who thinks/wants to be a pro and follow us around like it’s their job. You paid your photog to take great images and you paid for your guests to have a good time. Not shadow a pro photog so they can compete or learn to be a better photog.

I really really hope this unplugged thing catches on. People need to focus more on the present and what is happening around them and leave the documenting up to the pros.

Post # 7
711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Our priest made an announcement that no pictures (other than the photographer) were to be taken during the ceremony. We definitely have pictures taken by friends, but they didnt stand in the asile or use the flash so nobody knew they were taking them lol). The priest’s announcement was nice though and even though not everyone listened, no one was in the way of our photographer.

Post # 8
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am making notes of this and putting it in the program and having the officiant announce no photos. I just watched a crappy wedding video (WHY AREN’T THERE ANY GOOD CINEMETOGRAPHERS IN PITTSBURGH!?!?!?! Another Vent) where people were actual IN THE AISLE and leaning from the pews to get crappy cell phone photos of the bride. WTF!? I don’t mind people taking photos, but stay in your damn seats!

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