How many times has a shot been ruined by an amateur photographer at a wedding. Especially those who use flash. These amateurs are always in the way. They make too much noise. And are not respectful of this occasion. With the explosion of gadgets this is more of a problem. It is time for unplugged wedding.
Over at PetaPixel, photographer Cory Ann has a very good article state of wedding photography today.
“I don’t have a single problem with guests taking images and sharing them later on with the couple. It makes me happy to know there will be other pictures and photos of moments I may have missed or alternate angles that I couldn’t cover.
I also completely understand that some have a love for capturing images and enjoy taking pictures at weddings they are guests at.
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.