It is important that guests be guests, not photographers. We all know guests mean well, but as you can see in the two photos below, they have ruined the bride’s photos.
This professional photographer’s, who I can tell you takes beyond amazing photos, however, photos are unrecoverable (even in the beloved photoshop) because the guests were using their digital cameras. The first one was because of someone’s flash and the second you notice the bright orange dot on the brides head – also from a guest’s digital camera.
Ensure the money that you paid for a photographer yields the more usable photos and photo times by excluding guests. Ensure guests are told beforehand by the minister/officiant/priest/father that “no photos are allowed during the ceremony at all unless you are the professional photographer“. Another tip is to ensure guests do not follow you to formals (especially if at the same location as the ceremony). They, again, mean well but they take up valuable time and interfere with the hired photographer.
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
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