Put The Smart Phone Away and Enjoy The Wedding.
As every man and his dog now has a smart phone or tablet they carry every where and you can bet, yep, they are going to use it at your wedding.
They may be so keen to capture that stunning shot (NOT), they think nothing of walking in front of the professional photographer and ruining his image.
After a while in Photoshop, it looks better. Time I would rather not have spent. This is the exchange of the rings. A most important shot that could not be missed. At least I was her shoot too.....
So. should you tell your wedding guests not to take pictures? And would they listen?
Guests with cameras will distract you and take valuable time away from the professional photographer as they call you to look at their camera, or place Auntie Margaret next to you for their own personal shot. Time flies by at your wedding and it is better spent allowing the professional wedding photographer to do what he does best.
Your guests never mean to be difficult, in fact they never think they have been. Often they are doing what they think is important, like checking in and not been there for the family shots so delaying the whole day.
Is it too prescriptive to give them a brief of where they should at what time. Would you ask them not to bring a camera?
For those couples who insist on no guest photographer, Studio 900 provide free downloads of all their images from their web site. After all my images are going to be better than theirs.........
There is a great video here that demonstrates how wrong it can get.......