Keep your phones away! Professional photographers are hired for a reason. Those photos are probably what the couple and most guests look back on when it comes to unwinding or reminiscing about the big day.
Hannah Stanley, a wedding and lifestyle photographer, and owner of Hannah Way Photography in Fort Worth, Texas, recently shared a wedding photo that was ruined by a guest’s phone.
Stanley, 25, was photographing the bride’s walk down the aisle with her dad when a woman jumped in front of her to take her own photo.
Hannah said: ‘To the girl with the iPhone…
“Not only did you ruin my shot, but you took this moment away from the groom, father of the bride, and the bride. What exactly do you plan on doing with that photo? Honestly. Are you going to print it out? Save it? Look at it every day? No. You’re not. ‘But my bride would have printed this photo, looked at it often and reminisced over this moment as her dad walked her down the aisle on her wedding day. But instead, you wanted to take a photo with your phone, blocking my view, and taking a photo that you will not use. ‘Guests, please stop viewing weddings you attend through a screen but instead turn OFF your phone, and enjoy the ceremony. You are important to the bride and groom, you would not be attending the wedding otherwise. So please, let me do my job, and you just sit back, relax and enjoy this once in a lifetime moment. Sincerely, Wedding photographers.”
The post quickly went viral with over 170,000 shares and lots of people agreed.
One person said: “I totally get it. THIS IS WHY the requests of no phones and cameras. Let the photographers do their job! I have been pushed out of the way, flashes go off at the time of a shot, and this done to me! It is just RUDE.”
There is a reason why the bride and groom decide not to allow mobile phones and personal cameras to their nuptials. This is one of the reasons right here. Guests need to enjoy themselves and not worry about capturing the moments on their personal mobile phones, the pictures will be sent out to them in due time.