Ask any wedding photographer and they will tell you that a wedding needs to run like a well oiled machine, which isn’t very easy to do. In order to make that happen everyone needs to be on the same page. From the guests, to the wedding party, to the vendors and the officiants, if they are all on the same plan, chances are things will go a lot smoother. This following video is a great example why, take a look:
The looks of confusion and worry on the bride and groom’s faces are very telling. As the priest was telling off the photographer for not minding his space, the happy couple experienced a moment of panic, ruining their special day.
This fiasco could have been avoided if the people involved in the event had more effectively communicated with one another. As a photographer, it is not safe to assume anything – better to ask questions about the venue’s and officiants rules and requirements. While the priest may have taken extreme measures and, to some, acted inappropriately, if the two had simply communicated beforehand, this event could have gone a lot smoother. What are your thoughts on this? Join the discussion in the comments below!