You’ve waited for this moment for your whole life. You’re in your dress, walking down the aisle to the love of your life… but there’s people in the aisle. Your fiancé can’t see you, you can’t see them. What the heck is going on?! With the improvement of technology, everyone now has a camera in their pocket. People want to capture the moment and share everything on social media. But what people fail to realize, is that they’re ruining a special moment between two people who are madly in love. The need for instant gratification and taking photos seems to cloud the judgement (and etiquette) for weddings. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times people have ruined this moment and shot for me. Despite kindly asking people to move, sometimes there’s just no fixing the situation. “Alex, how the hell do we avoid this?! We’re paying for photography and I want to see my fiancé!!!” I’m glad you asked!!
One of the newer trends that I truly hope is here to stay is having a completely unplugged ceremony! At an unplugged ceremony, guests are invited to turn off all of their devices and be fully present in the moment. There’s no distractions, no cell phones in peoples’ faces, no people in the aisle blocking the view. It’s a complete win-win! They’re allowed to focus on the reason they’re at a wedding – to see two people who are crazy about each other finally unite. From a photographer and fellow bride, I seriously hope that unplugged ceremonies become more prevalent. I’d hate to spend thousands of dollars on photography, just to have someone with their cell phone taking photos. I hate seeing guests hiding behind their phones. I want to see their beautiful faces!! I want to be able to see my best friend as I walk down! Opting to unplug for just 30 minutes won’t be the end of the world – I promise.
Check out this sweet engagement session photographed by yours truly!
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