Alabama Weddings Magazine

2016

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200 A A "Inside I want to jump for joy when a bride has decided to have an unplugged wedding! It's not that I don't welcome guests to take images of a wedding they are attending -- in fact I think it's awesome that the couple gets to see images from guests' point of view. When it comes to wedding photos, the more the merrier, in my opinion. It's just that maybe there is a time and place for these photos to be taken, and perhaps it's not during special moments of a wedding ceremony. I highly encourage guests to sincerely take in a wedding ceremony for what it is, which is the marriage of two beautiful people in love who have thought so much of you to invite you to such a sacred ritual. A guest should be honored that they received an invitation to attend and trust that the couple has hired a photographer and possibly a videographer they love to capture the entire day. Unfortunately, I have several ceremony images with everyone gripping their smart phones and tablets high in the air as the couple recesses out as husband and wife, kiss for the frst time as a married couple or even exchange their vows of marriage. However, this image has always really bothered me. This is an image my assistant captured of the bride walking down the aisle to her future husband with her proud and happy father by her side. It's an incredibly candid moment of pure joy and happiness. Then there's a guest with her iPhone pointed right at the two of them. Yes, it's awesome that the guest can post her image on social media sites congratulating the newlyweds, but this is a image that would make the printed wedding album for the couple, and there's never going to be another image like it." - Nick Frontiero Photography In the Moment Getting your guests unplugged on your wedding day and how it could impact your pictures from photographers' perspectives. "I used to have a very strong stance on this issue. However, I now take a softer approach of casually mentioning to clients that guests occasionally intrude during key moments of the ceremony. After all, we never know what's more important to our couples -- fawless photos or the unscripted moment their beloved Aunt Betty stepped into the aisle to capture the kiss." - j. messer photography nick frontiero photography

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