Attention Guests! Be Courteous With Your Cameras (Video)

Sometimes wedding guests can do things that make you want to roll your eyes, but one faux pas we’ve been hearing about a lot lately is guests getting in the way of professional photography and videography. Considering that photography is often one of the biggest expenses couples will spend on (usually it accounts for 10-12% of the wedding budget) it’s an issue that’s harder to ignore than ditched seating assignments. We’ve written about whether or not its ok for the couple to ban guests from cameras and cell phones, but this segment on Fox 40 News reveals the photographer and videographers’  perspectives and the impact the couple’s photo and video finished product:

Don’t be that guy from Love Genre Films on Vimeo.

Wedding guests take note: If you want to take pictures be aware of what’s going on around you because attempting to capture every moment of the day could ruin the photos the couple has paid to be taken. Staying in your seat and snapping a few shots is ok as well as getting group shots with your friends and family members. Moving around and getting too close during the big moments like the cake cutting, first dance, and especially during the ceremony, is a sure way to make a few too many appearances in the couple’s photo album.

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  • 10/07/13 at 06:04

    LOL, that is to funny. I see so many people “who is that guy” when I go to weddings. I feel like saying REALLY. But I’m a guest and most of the time just know the couple, so I can’t go that far.

  • 10/09/13 at 03:35

    Reblogged this on The Life & Times of a Realist Bride and commented:
    A lot of photographers are becoming increasingly concerned with people using their own cameras and phones to get their shots. Flashes going off at the wrong time and especially people who get up in your grill for pictures, ruin the professional ones (you know, the ones you pay a ton of money for…) Many photographers are suggesting that you have an “Unplugged Wedding,” meaning no technology besides what the professional photographer and videographer bring in. Personally I like the candid, funny shots that are sure to come from my goofball friends. In order to get the best photography possible, I am allowing cameras but I am speaking to, ahem, *likely offenders about getting in the way.


  • 10/14/13 at 07:35

    Happens all the time. Not a big deal though. Just live with that, guys. We can’t change anything.

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