The next time you are invited to a wedding, remember that you are a guest, invited by the bride and groom. Have you ever thought about the responsibilities of being a guest? What about all those cell phone snapshots people always take at a wedding, thinking they are helping the bride and groom capture the moment. Aris Affairs Photography would like share some thoughts for the next time you attend a Prescott wedding.
The bride and groom have probably hired a professional photographer to capture the moments of the wedding. They have invested in the photographer so that their guests don’t miss important parts of the wedding, like the first kiss, the antics of the flower girl, cake cutting, etc. They want their guests to share all the moments of the day with them, not be on the lookout for a snapshot.
And if you can’t resist taking those snapshots, have you ever considered that you may be ruining the picture the bride and groom hope to capture. While they are walking down the aisle, they really don’t want to see a dozen cell phones. When the photographer is trying to get the picture of the ring bearer and the flower girl, they really don’t want everyone trying to capture the shot and distracting the young ones.
And everyone thinks it’s great to share the wedding snapshots on social media, when in fact, that privilege should actually belong to the bride and groom. They have invested in their day and it should be up to them to share it.
While many brides and grooms fall short of asking their guests to leave their digital devices in the car, as a guest of the bride and groom why not show them your appreciation for being invited. Let the photographer take the pictures and just enjoy celebrating the day with the them. It’s actually more fun to attend the wedding in reality than on a 5-inch screen. So let the professionals do their job, and you do yours – enjoy the day live!
At Aris Affairs Photography we understand how important it is to the bride and groom to capture their perfect day. A professional photographer is skilled at preserving the moments of the day, without intruding on the festivities. If you are planning a Prescott wedding, consider requesting that your guests unplug for the day. If you are looking for someone who can turn life into art, please give us a call at Aris Affairs Photography, 928-642-4049.