I believe wedding photographers are most afraid of guests who love taking photos and do not care if they block the camera lens. In those crucial and irreplaceable moments, I really want to kick them aside and teach them a lesson about sitting properly.
This photo is certainly not addressing this issue, but rather the opposite.
Listening to me telling a story, at the beginning of the ceremony, I noticed that the guests wanted to take photos but were considerate of me, fearing it would affect my shooting rhythm or block the lens. They stood in a single line next to me.
My consistent attitude is that as long as it’s not a process or action that cannot be repeated, I am very willing to let guests take photos first or I finish taking photos before guiding them to continue.I can understand that guests may feel that the opportunity is rare and would like to capture memories, or immediately upload them to social media to share how beautiful the bride is or how luxurious the venue is. As long as it doesn’t disrupt the continuity of the event, I don’t mind allowing everyone to take photos because I can also capture moments other than the bride.
The situation at the event was that after taking a group photo, I would shout ‘photo squad in position,’ and then the guests obediently stood up and took out their phones to keep taking photos. After they finished, it was my turn to take a photo, and then the guests took turns. This process repeated continuously.
At the moment, I felt touched: Wow~ how could there be such obedient guests, moved~ happy~