Photo bombing wedding guests told to leave cameras at home
A PROMINENT Sunshine Coast wedding photographer has called for bridal couples to ask their guests to come to the wedding "unplugged" and leave their mobile devices and cameras at home.
Nicola Brander, of Nicola Brander Photography, has seen far too many priceless moments ruined by eager happy snappers who accidentally photo bomb her important pictures.
Only last weekend, two main photos were ruined by over-eager family members using their own cameras or mobile phones to take a photo she was being paid to get.
"The two most important shots at my wedding on the weekend were ruined by phones and cameras," Ms Brander said.
She has now suggested to couples they have "unplugged" ceremonies.
"They hire us to get a special shot, but half the time guests are jumping in the way," she said.
"I have had the dad of the groom block the aisle (taking a photo) so the groom couldn't see the bride.
"You don't want to yell out for people to move, particularly when a bride is walking down the aisle.
"If people can just have 20 minutes off the phone so they can enjoy the wedding.
"They are ruining a precious canvas photo for a little Facebook or Instagram photo."
What do you think? Is it rude to ask guests to come to a wedding "unplugged" and leave their mobile devices and personal cameras at home?