(Closed) What would you do if this happens at your wedding … no pictures pls.

posted 12 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
2220 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

The last wedding I attended the grooms aunt was taking so many photos, she was completely GETTING IN THE WAY of the photographer. She had a ridiculously bright flash & the professional photographer had to wait until the aunt had taken her shot before he could get his. I really think the photographers hands are tied- they need to get a good shot, but they can’t tell off the guests (although I’ll give my photog total permission to do that) I think the biggest no-no is during the ceremony.

If you feel so strongly I would put it in your program or have an announcement made right before the ceremony begins to put the cameras away & let the professionals take the photos. You could also give the camera happy people a specific time after the ceremony that they could take your photo… in the hopes that they’ll lay off during the actual ceremony.

Post # 18
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I wouldn’t mind at all, I’d just hope they sent me all the pics after!

Post # 19
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t mind the pictures being taken, but I wanted to limit the exposure of them post wedding. 

We requested our guests upload them onto a password protected Shutterfly site, but ALL of them ended up on facebook anyway, and only about 1/4 ended up on the Shutterfly site.  In the end, I just had to say “oh well”.  I de-friended people on Facebook that I didn’t want all up in my wedding business and just let it go!

Post # 20
1557 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If it really was everyone all at once I’d probably turn from the blushing bride to the pale and running away crazily bride.


I definitely do not mind family & friends taking my picture [especially at the wedding] but not so.. indescretly..

Post # 21
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re encouraging people to take photos, and share them with us afterwards. We’ve got some great amateur photographers among our guests and I’ll be really excited to see what they produce!

And also, I’m just really touched and pleased if the people at my wedding want to remember enough to eagerly take lots of photos.

Post # 22
5 posts

We always encourage photography when we are working at a wedding. I usually say to the family with photos “let me get mine first, then you all go ahea”. All have always been very nice about it! 🙂

Post # 23
3579 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Everyone is there to help me celebrate and if they want to take pictures I will happily let them!

Damn my friends and I are the paparazzi and take our camera’s EVERYWHERE and so I expect them to want to take pictures like crazy on my day – just as I do when I go to weddings!

Post # 24
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I know I’ve already shared my two cents, but I thought of something else!

Whether this becomes a problem or not has a lot to do with your photographer. If you have someone who is not willing to take charge and tactfully keep guests from interfering, then yes, they will get walked all over. But if you have a confident photographer with a professional presence, a lot of interference can be avoided. I *will* cut off your aunt to get the perfect cake shot! 🙂

Post # 25
3856 posts
Honey bee

I’m curious — why are people anti-having their wedding photos on facebook? I’m a pretty avid FB’er, and as someone whose job has taken me around the world, it’s been a great way to get to see some shots of friends’ weddings that I couldn’t make it home for.

You bees are teaching me so much about what weddings are all about (seriously, I came here CLUELESS) — please, further my education and let me know if I should be worried about FB and wedding photos someday…

Post # 26
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We will have a professional photographer only for getting ready, the ceremony, and formals afterward.  Before and after that, we’ll rely on candids from our guests.  However, I hope that at least some of them get shots of something other than other people taking pictures.  😉

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