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Wedding Guest Guide: Tips for Photographing a Wedding as a Guest
 

 
So, you’ve been invited to attend a wedding as a guest. Surely, the couple has hired an Afghan Chandler wedding photographer to do the professional photos.

Should you bring your good camera or leave it at home entirely? What is okay and not okay when it comes to taking photos of your friend’s wedding?

We thought we’d help make the process easier for you. Here’s a wedding guest guide on how to take photos as a polite and courteous wedding guest from a trusted Sacramento Asian wedding videographer and photographer, Saiaf Films.

1. During the ceremony, stay in your seat.

Do not stand up to take a photo while everyone else is sitting down. Do not go in the aisle (even the side aisles). By all means do not go onto the altar and ask the bridesmaids to move over a bit so you can get a clear shot of the bride and groom. If you can’t get a clear shot, then simply enjoy the ceremony and buy one later from the hired Phoenix arab photographer.

2. Turn the sound off on your camera.

The clicking sound made by the camera is distracting and rude. Turn it off; most cameras and smartphones have the silent setting that turns this sound off. If it can’t, keep your camera and don’t use it during the ceremony.

3. Ask permission from the photographer.

Some photographers allow you to shoot while they are shooting as long as you are not asking people to look at you instead of looking at the paid San Jose Wedding Photographer. There’s nothing worse than to have a group photo of eight people, with the mother of the bride looking at a different camera. Not cool, so if they say not to take photos, just don’t.

4. Don’t hold the guests so you can take photos.

If the main photographer allows you to take photos of the groups, then do so; but do not ask the group to stay longer or suggest adding another person to the group or rearranging the group. There’s a limited amount of time to take photos, and the photographer has already worked the groups out ahead of time with the couple, so don’t make them late or annoy them by taking up this time.

5. Don’t ever forget to enjoy the wedding.

You’re there to enjoy the wedding and celebrate with the couple, not primarily to take great photos. Put the camera down, talk to the friends and family you haven’t seen in ages, and just enjoy life without a camera in front of you. Trust me, it’ll be fun!