It used to be one or two aggressive "guest" photographers that the hired/paid photographer(s) had to worry about interfering with the wedding day. The photographer typically would quickly identify the person(s) and kindly request that the person(s) try not to interfere during key moments of the ceremony and family group portraits. Recently, we noticed that the number of "guest" photographers has grown in succession with each passing wedding. Now I know some of you are wondering why the commissioned photographer should care if guests take pictures. Well, here are 5 reasons:
2. You don't get a chance to enjoy the wedding as a guest since you are acting as a photojournalist. Your focus is trying to get that perfect shot, posting to Instagram with the right hastag#, or posting moment by moment statuses on Facebook. You aren't soaking in the ambiance the couple created for you when they planned the event.