I’ve never been a fan of weddings. I don’t even like going to them, so I shall certainly never be photographing one. But lots of people do enjoy going to them, and they also enjoy getting in the way of the photographer. You know, the guy (or lady) who’s been paid to be there to record the permanent memories of the day for the bride and groom. That’s the couple the whole day’s supposed to be about.
Some guests, though still don’t seem to understand the point of not whipping out their phones or tablets to grab a shot. Even if it’s at the expense the ceremony itself. Shared by Brazilian photography site, Amor Pela Fotografia, Here we see what happens when one guest tries to get a shot of the bride coming down the aisle. Right before she loses her balance and comes crashing into the aisle herself.
It’s always tough in videos like this who to feel the most sorry for. The guest who fell over, the two helpers who had to rush out and quickly clean up the mess, or the bride. Actuall,y nah. No it’s not, it’s the bride, definitely the bride.
So, if you’re planning to visit a wedding, put the phone away, put the tablet away. Let the person that the couple have hired to photograph the day actually photograph the day. Nobody cares about your blurry low light smartphone photos as you come crashing down to the floor.
And if you’re planning a wedding yourself, consider making it unplugged. Of course, you might get some amusing outtakes if you don’t.