Post # 1
After reading this article
It made me stop and think how hard and frustrating it must be for our chosen proffesional photograhers to get the right shots for us… and it is not always their fault if they miss them.
My sisters photographer apparently had many spoiled shots because of inconsiderate guests at her wedding…
After reading this, have you reconcidered having an unplugged wedding to ensure that your photographer can do his/her job without interference?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
At the rehearsal I notified my officiant that I’d like him to announce it will be an “unplugged wedding”* because I saw that article, and people just ignored it and took pictures anyway. I had at least an uncle standing up the whole time with a camcorder, and my SIL was taking pictures the whole time as well. Every pro photo that includes the audience has her with her big camera up to her face (taking pictures of her kids who were just wandering around the main aisle, not even the wedding itself!)
*I did ask at the rehearsal, and he was supposed to announce it before I came down the aisle, so it’s possible he just didn’t announce it at all. Reading that article is heartbreaking; those poor couples.
Post # 4
@wifey2be: I let my guest use cameras, camera phones, iPads etc. For the ceremony… They stood in their seats and didn’t try to move around or go in front, so they wouldn’t be in both the photographers way.. I’m glad they took pics because their pics are all I have until I get my pro pics back.. I didn’t use or have my phone out to snap pictures.. I had no problem with it.
Post # 5
As a full time wedding photographer I’m used to dealing with cell phones but lately the DSLRS and IPADS have gotten out of control at weddings. They are big and distracting and really do take away from pro photos so that’s a risk you take if you don’t ask guests to unplug at least for the ceremony.
Post # 6
We have invested in a great photographer. Prior to the ceremony, the officiant will read this: “Welcome, friends and family! Good evening, everyone. Please be seated. James and Elizabeth invite you to be truly present at this special time. Please, turn off your cell phones and put down your cameras. The photographer will capture how this moment looks — I encourage you all to capture how it feels with your hearts, without the distraction of technology.
Post # 7
I am also a full-time wedding photographer… and there are times besides the ceremony that you might also want to consider. I’ve had guests with cellphones step in front of my during the cake cutting, during the first dance, etc to take a photo with their phone. I can move around them, yes, but when they step in front of me during a very important moment, it is going to compromise my work.