It looks like a lot of fantastic weddings are coming up this summer. I have a wedding to shoot as well. Here are some advice I can give to those who are attending the weddings.
Phone & camera during ceremony
It is strange that this advice is coming from me, because I as a photographer have nothing against taking street photos by cheap phone cameras. However, I also know how disgraceful the wedding is going to look with the sight of cellphone paparazzi guests, and they DISTRACT and DISTRESS the professional photographer who are actually hired to take photos. Wedding ceremony is a holy act. It should be respected and perceived by the silence and your EYES & HEART.
Here are few cute & graceful ways to kindly let your guests know about phone/camera restrictions.
- Make an entrance sign.
- Include the notes or the sign in your invitation & program
-Ask the officiant to make an announcement
-Let flower girls carry the simple signs
Positivity is key for fruitful communication. Encourage your partner often, and let kindness override criticism.
This principal can apply not only the wedding but also for the marriage itself. Wedding planning can be pretty stressful for bride & gloom, but after all it is the first event a couple together will remember for the rest of their life. So once the ceremony starts make sure to stay in PRESENT TOGETHER. Have a happy wedding!