What Every Photographer Wishes the Wedding Guest Knew
Every photographer has his or her own set of pet peeves. In Fact a “wedding guest etiquette class” is most definitely a necessity in some instances. But on a much broader scale here are a few things that every photographer wished wedding guests knew.
Standing in front or directly behind the photographer is never a good idea.
Interfering with the photographer’s shot or getting tripped over while attempting to capture the award winning photo of the year on your new iPhone X is not cool. Capturing the right moment at just the right second is already a stressful position to be in. Imagine doing that with Cell Phone-tographers creeping into your range of motion. Please be
Stay out of the wedding aisle during the ceremony.
Ever pull up to a wedding that has an “Unplugged Wedding” sign posted at the entrance of the Ceremony? I personally don’t mind phones as long as they stay out of the aisle. Hands, heads and body parts should also remain behind the line. Here’s a video of an over zealous wedding guest trying to get one of those award winning shots on her cell phone Click Here to View . Don’t let that be you!
After the Ceremony, the Bride and Groom don’t have time for Chit Chat, Selfies or Usies!
Ok we’ve gotten through the ceremony! Now it’s time to take professional formal photos of the Bridal Party and Family. The more time you hold up the bride after the wedding, the less time they have to take formal photos. Your selfie with the bride and groom will have to wait until the Reception.
Get up and Dance during the Reception!
Now is the time to Eat, drink and be Marry! Photographers want the guests to get up and enjoy themselves during the reception. Don’t let the bride and groom out on the dance floor by themselves. They paid for your dinner… Now Dance!
Please… Stay for the Sparkler Exit.
The sparkler exit has been a popular trend these days and make for awesome photos… if the wedding guests stay long enough to participate. Let’s face it by the end of the night everyone is tired and some couples opt to stage them earlier on so that more guests can take part in the send off event. But if they have one planned please make every effort to stay. Eat some Cake for energy!