Wedding Photographer’s Advice For Guests Goes Viral
You might have seen this post going around social media recently -- a wedding photographer posted an image she says is emblematic of the problem with wedding guests and cell phone cameras.
In her post, which has been shared over 156,000 times, professional wedding photographer Hannah Mbalenhle Stanley says, "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."
She continues in the post, "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."