Modern day technology has brought a rise to capturing moments on the fly. Not only do we capture them, but we can edit, Facebook, Instagram, tweet, e-mail, blog, text them, etc. for all of our friends, family, and world to see. Popularity of these photos has also risen thanks to the wonderful world of hashtags which not only shows an image that you have posted, but also other images people have posted with the same hashtag. I recently attended a wedding where the bride and groom had created their own hashtag on Instagram so they could see a gallery of their photographs that had been shared that day. As awesome and appealing as it sounds, sometimes these images can cause interactions with the professional photographer. As a guest, I know it can seem like an instinct to take out your camera or phone and dive it to get the perfect snapshot you want, especially because you care about the people involved, but sometimes it is best to leave all of the camera work to the professional so you as a guest can sit back, watch, and enjoy the moment!
I recently was introduced to an article in the Huffington Post written by Corey Ann, who is a professional photographer and shared her experiences (and photo incidents) about guests who move in the wrong place at the wrong time. You can never regain those special moments from that day.
Give it a read and see if an “unplugged” wedding is right for you or pass it along to others!