Wedding photographer slams guests who take pictures with their phones

With your friend walking down the aisle, you might want to get a nice snap of her on your phone.

But most people hire a photographer for their big day, and it will probably be the professional pictures they look back on.

A wedding photographer has pointed out that by taking your own pictures, you could actually spoil the professional ones they’ve asked for.

Hannah Way, from Forth Worth, Texas, U.S., shared a post on Facebook with two pictures.

One showed the shot she had lined up of a bride and her dad walking down the aisle. But as she went to take the picture, a guest stuck their arm into the shot to take a picture with their phone camera.

The second picture, shows the image the guest got on their screen.

Hannah said: ‘To the girl with the iPhone…

‘Not only did you ruin my shot, but you took this moment away from the groom, father of the bride, and the bride. What exactly do you plan on doing with that photo? Honestly. Are you going to print it out? Save it? Look at it everyday? No. You’re not.

‘But my bride would have printed this photo, looked at it often and reminisced over this moment as her dad walked her down the aisle on her wedding day. But instead, you wanted to take a photo with your phone, blocking my view, and taking a photo that you will not use.

‘Guests, please stop viewing weddings you attend through a screen but instead turn OFF your phone, and enjoy the ceremony. You are important to the bride and groom, you would not be attending the wedding otherwise. So please, let me do my job, and you just sit back, relax and enjoy this once in a lifetime moment.

‘Sincerely, Wedding photographers.’

The post quickly went viral with over 145,000 shares and lots of people agreed.

One said: ‘Thank you for writing this! I completely agree with an unplugged wedding – I’m getting married in 2 months and I would be so sad if all my wedding photos included people on their iphones.’

‘Sorry, but your iPhone will not get a shot nearly as wonderful as this photographers. No phones at my wedding. AT ALL. Proud of this photographer for standing up for the business, as well as the bride and groom!’ another added.

Hannah was shocked by the response to the picture but stressed that she wanted to make sure guests understood her point.

She said: ‘My main point and reason for posting was I want people to enjoy the moment, this is a special time for the bride and groom. Guests should put down their phone, and enjoy the ceremony as I will capture professional shots.’

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