It isn’t unusual for complaints to be made with regards to guests who get camera happy at a wedding. You know them, the ones standing in the aisles with their cameras or blocking your view with their smart phone because they want to capture the ceremony themselves. Photographers have often expressed their thoughts on this, noting that on occasion well-meaning guests can cause them to miss out on coveted wedding moments or ruin what would have been a beautiful photo. But sometimes it’s not the wedding guests that are the offenders at the wedding, sometimes it’s the actual photographer.
A video making its rounds on YouTube has a priest letting a wedding photographer have it. Despite the fact that the couple hired the photographer, it was the belief of the priest that the photographer should not have been photographing the ceremony, he went so far as threatening not to proceed if the photographer did not “move,” all of this occurring while a “mortified” couple looked on. Take a look:
This story might encourage future couples to ask wedding officiants their standpoint on photography during the ceremony. But the whole ordeal raises some questions for many, as while the ceremony is seen as sacred, most couples want to have the most special day in their lives captured in the form of photographs. What are your thoughts? Was the priest wrong to stop the ceremony?