(Closed) banning cell pics?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes you can ask.  I would politely put something in the program.

And if your sister is that bad, I would talk with her beforehand about how you feel.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Flanders:  Unfortunately I don’t know if there’s anything you can do about it. Fiance and I were talking about this, and I’ve seen a lot of comments on the ‘Bee about it. Fiance and I decided we are going to welcome cell phone pictures. I would rather embrace them and hope the pictures turn out alright rather than banning cell phone pics, because you know someone is going to sneak some. I think you stand a better chance with having the pictures turn out well if you embrace the cell phone cameras! Pics taken sneakily (is that a word?! haha) probably won’t turn out well at all!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I saw a really cute thing on Pinterest, and I’m thinking about doing it in my wedding. One little kid (ring bearer, etc) walks down the aisle holding a sign that says, “The bride says, ‘Please turn off your cell phones.” Then the next adorable kid comes down the aisle with a sign that says, “She means it.”

 

I think it’s cute (with the kids) but also gets the point across. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

There have been a lot of threads like this in the past week, some pretty prolific. They might have good advice!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I would let people take as many pictures as they want. A professional photographer is just as likely to catch you doing stupid faces.  Believe me, that is exactly what happened to me.  I have an uncle who likes to take photos but they are usually never good.  I had the same worry as you but then at the end of the day I was so happy that we had some pictures from him.  Even though I did look really ridiculous in a lot of the photos, I was so glad to have more documentation of my big day than what the photographer could give me.  Same goes for may of the iPhone pics that my friends took.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@Westitude:  Yes, professional photographers will capture hundreds of awful unflattering expressions.  What makes us professional is we delete those images, and our clients never ever see them.  Showing gross unflattering photos is pointless – and it’s really a perplexing phenomenon to me as to why no one can seem to bring themselves to delete most of what they post on social media that should never see the light of day.  Why do you need that sort of documentation?

Unglugged ceremonies are a good start – but the biggest point of those is not so much that you are filtering out bad photos, but that you are A) taking devices out of people’s hands so they don’t show up in the pro photos, and B) your guests are actually paying attention to what is happening.

I suggest turning off the setting that allows you to be tagged in Facebook if you are worried about seeing the unflattering ones from the wedding.  

Perhaps you can talk to your step sister?  

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

@continuumphotography:  I believe a “professional photographer” could still show unflattering photos because often what is unflattering is subjective. But anyway that is besides the point.  What I was trying to say is that there may be moments that the “professional” could miss and other cameras could capture better. Or sometimes what the professional captured actually looks more unflaterring than what the iPhone captured. Maybe someone in the audience had a better angle etc.   For example, the best fist kiss photo I have is taken by one of my friends because I like the angle of my face better. The pro just was not standing in the right spot for me.  And yes I DO want those documentations.  Now you are right that I do not necessarily want ugly pictures posted on social media (and I don’t think that I ever said that I did), but it was nice to have more pictures to eventually remember our day.  Now I’m not so sensitive about ugly pictures – it’s just my face and I have lived with it all this time –  but I think I would rather ask my friends to take down ugly photos from Facebook than have less pictures overall.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This thread brought back memories of my first wedding…

My ex-MIL had her camera and got up in the middle of the ceremony and started walking around taking pictures. She even stood behind the minister to take pictures of us.  So almost all the professional shots of the ceremony have her in the background taking pictures.  I was pretty upset at the time but now just laugh about it.

I’m ok with people taking pics or videos if they want.  I don’t really care what ends up on Facebook.  And even if 95% suck, there will still be some that turn out awesome that I will be glad to have later.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i plan to add to my wedding website a statement saying “the bride and groom request that no photos be added to facebook, twitter, instagram, or any other social media profiles or pages.” and then have my coordinator or officant also make a quick announcement ont he day of to turn off cell phone ringers during the ceremony and not to upload any photos to social media pages or profiles.

i mean come on! i dont want to stop ppl from taking pics on their phones, but i dont want any of my wedding on facebook or anywhere. its just the kind of person i am. and thats y i hired an expensive photographer!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@Westitude:  Since I’m friends with the vast majority of my clients on social media I see the sort of photos guests take at their weddings that getting posted, hence my opinion remains unchanged about this.

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