Wedding Guest Photographers
Corey Talks • Why You Should Have an Unplugged Wedding
Guest Photographers or: Why You Should Have an Unplugged Wedding
Prior to the ceremony, the officiant read this, “Welcome, friends and family! Good evening everyone. Please be seated. Dan and Jennifer 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...
...However, my heart breaks when a guest ruins an otherwise lovely image or jumps in front of me when I’m capturing a key moment from the day. It completely slays me when this happens because while I am not remotely egotistical at all, I am fairly confident that my image would have been better than the one they captured.
In the past 6 years of being a professional wedding photographer, it’s also been sad to watch the progression from seeing smiling, encouraging and happy faces as the bride is escorted up the aisle to faces hidden behind the backs of cameras and cell phones that line the aisle.
...Leaving the Camera at Home
Don't bring your camera and mobile cameras please switch off
Ok, if you have to bring your camera, use a long lens and tripod
A Letter to Your Uncle Bob: Tips for the Amateur Photographer at Weddings
...Honestly, if I ever get invited to a wedding as a guest, I never bring a camera. Because while a wedding is a great photo opportunity, how much are you enjoying it or even really there with the other guests when you are looking at the whole thing through a viewfinder? I say, sit back, relax, drink, dance, meet new people, and let your camera have the night...
Amateur Photographer at Weddings sometimes like paparazzi