I’m known for capturing those didn’t-know-you-were-there shots and busting a move on the dance floor just to get those perfect candids. I also work with you to ensure we incorporate your style and story into your engagement and wedding photos!
As a wedding photographer, I can’t stress enough how the most annoying thing at a wedding is how many people bring out their giant tablets and phones to take pictures of your ceremony. I get it, its a big moment and you want to take the picture where they first kiss and then be the first to post on Facebook. But what people don’t think about, is that those people who are stepping into the aisle and around the alter, are hindering their professionally done wedding pictures.
This is a moment that usually only happens once. So let the professional take a million photos of it and send you the highest-quality images to you.
My husband and I had an unplugged ceremony and we had a black board at the beginning of the aisle stating to please turn off and put away any cameras or cell phones. People actually listened! So our wonderful photographer that we paid a ton of good money for, was able to capture the goods without ‘Uncle Bob’ ruining every picture.
Some people might say, ‘well I want to get pictures to remember them myself and not have to wait till the photographer posts them on Facebook’. Yeah sure, we get that, but these days, photographers work their booties off just to get the bride and groom’s photos up ASAP right after the wedding (at least they should). So, don’t sweat it people!
I can’t tell you how many times uncles and aunts go right down the middle of the aisle just to get the first kiss or even go behind the altar and take a picture looking out into the crowd with their giant iPads. Like what?! Just relax, sit down, and enjoy the moment. That’s one thing I think this generation thinks they just cant do. They can’t just sit back and watch a beautiful moment. They want to capture it, post about it, prove they were there, etc. As a photographer, I understand the urge to want to take a photo of everything and document every moment, but I have to keep remind myself that this life is short and I want to live in the moment more often. I don’t raise my camera to take a picture during a date night, I don’t when I’m watching the sunset on the beach with my husband, just because I want those moments to be between him and I. LIVE IN THE MOMENT.
Anyway, just my two cents about having an unplugged wedding ceremony. Let your wedding photographer professional handle all the pictures and let your guests relax. Maybe even ask your officiant to remind people to turn electronic devices off. Anything to help!
Happy Bridal Banter Wednesday, friends! Cheers!
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