Guest can't take pictures

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@2beemrs:  I’ve personally never heard of that… And I wouldn’t agree to it. if someone wants to take pictures at my wedding i want them to be able to! I also love looking at those kind of pictures! 

Post # 4
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5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

Mine says something like that too, but it just means that there can’t be another professional photographer. This means we can’t hire another photographer and if we have a guest who is a professional, they can’t be up taking pictures as if they’re the wedding photographer. Does it specifically say no guests with cameras? Or does it say no other photographers?

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@2beemrs:  No other photos during the ceremony is becoming common – as long as there are other times for photos.

No other photos at any time is over-zealous, in my opinion. People want their own photographic memories of the day – plus the couple often likes some of the candid shots guests take.

Post # 6
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3598 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I can see both sides, actually.  With his, he doesn’t want to deal with people jumping in front of him and messing up his shots by being in the way or screwing him up with their flashes.

On the other hand, what if something happens to his SD drive or his computer ruining your pro photos, and you miss out on any amateur photos you would have had?

Post # 8
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7395 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@2beemrs:  I think he means other professional photographers.

But if he doesn’t I personally would never hire a photographer that said that guests could not take photos especially if it extended into the reception.

Post # 9
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1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My photog said the same. What my photog explained is he doesn’t want a guest snapping photos of shots he set up. His art is how he creates a moment and captures it. Guests can take photos just not the ones he staged.

Post # 10
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8905 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@2beemrs:  I would just clarify with him.  If it truly means NO cameras at the entire reception, period, that eff that.  Your guests will think you’re a crazy bridezilla and it’s really fun to see people’s photos from the reception (aka hilarious drunk pics).

Post # 12
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5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@lolot:  +1

I would clarify and if it means no guest photos then I think I would find another photographer. I would want to see our wedding from our guests’ perspectives (:

Post # 13
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7195 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@2beemrs:  No cameras at all? This guy should be warned of this newfangled invention: phones which are also cameras. As a guest, I would not leave my phone at home, even if I was told to. I’d have it on silent of course, but I’d have it with me in my bag.

The cynical side of me says it’s a way to generate revenue because the only way guests can get photos is by buying his.

Post # 14
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@2beemrs:  My contract has similar language and when I asked for clarification, he told me basically it means no other professional photographers and that the guests need to respect that he has a job to do. In other words, no jumping in front of him, no standing up at front of the church when we’re doing posed pictures, etc.

I would ask for clarification, but I doubt it means something as strict as you are thinking.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@CurlyCue:  @tigergrrl2008:  It’s probably something like what you two are saying. Why can’t photographers say what they mean? It’s not that hard.

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