(Closed) How Wedding Guests Can Destroy Your Pro Pics

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 62
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

We just had our officiant ask that people stay out of the aisle and avoid the use of flash, as it was not permitted in our venue. All of our pictures turned out wonderfully AND we had hundreds of guest pictures to tide us over for the six weeks we waited for our pro pics to come back. I can’t imagine having an unplugged wedding.

Post # 63
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

When I first read the article posted here, I thought they were egregious examples and normal people don’t act that way.  But now I notice these people at EVERY wedding I attend.  At one wedding, I noticed that nearly everyone had cell phones to snap a photo of the bride walking down the aisle and I thought- wow this bride can’t see the faces of her loved ones… just their phones!  At another wedding, the guest one row ahead of me took pictures on her iPad the ENTIRE ceremony and I couldn’t see anything besides her iPad!  I think we will do an unplugged ceremony and have people let loose at the reception.

Post # 64
2184 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PassionatePhotoLady:  I was lucky my pro photog didnt this particular guest in our pics…. but there was a women (a friend of my IL’s….that I can count how many times I’ve met, so not even close family) actually STRADDLE the tulle “rope” I made/put up across the pew edges to that people wouldnt be standing in the aisle/leaning out too much…..lol……like really? I saw it in a couple guest pics…and I was like wtf???

(she was also wearing white/offwhite btw)

I will admit that in pictures from the back of the church i’d rather see the old school “people holding up cameras” (as they are mostly dark colour and all you see is peoples arms in the air) rather then the 500 bright eye catching iphone/ipad screens I had lining my pictures.


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