For all the tools of technology that we use to improve our daily lives, there's a wedding trend that is causing a technological stir: The Unplugged Wedding. For some, it's a sigh of relief and for others, they. just. can't. Here are some things to consider when it comes to 'guest photographers' at your wedding.
Often, with the best of intentions, wedding guests aim to capture each precious moment for their loved ones, but in turn, miss the mark. You heard of too many cooks in the kitchen-- it can be something like that!
Much like choosing the invitation suite, the photographer was hand selected to capture the wedding. Guest photographers can inadvertently compromise professional photos and subtle details at the event. Here are a just a few examples.
Guest photographers can:
use their camera flashes and alter the lighting.
actually be in the way of a professional shot
be disruptive with ring tone and text messages.
post and reveal the first photo of the bride.
appear on their phones in all the photographs.
Of course, there are two sides to every story and I want to EXPOSE all sides! (Had to!) There is an upside to everything so if you're not nervous about the craziness that can follow, here are some great things your guest photographer can provide:
Guest photographers can offer:
a new angle.
a private moment.
inside jokes or stories.
a photo of the photographer!
Your style and #weddinggoals will dictate whether you'll encourage your guests to snap away or holster their lenses for the big day. Either way, the guests are always on your side. Should you decided to have an unplugged event, I suggest this beautiful, fun and kindly worded message for your guests.
What side do you stand in this snap happy debate? Inquiring minds want to know!
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