Firstly, let me say, I love mobile phones.
Sadly, it is one of my most treasured possessions and I am sorry to say I look at it a lot (I’m working on it).
We live in a world where we photograph anything and everything. It infuriates me when people photograph a tragedy as opposed to helping.. but that’s a whole other subject!
I welcome phones/cameras/ipads (yup) at weddings. I get it. Your daughter, son, brother, sister, niece, nephew, friend etc is getting married and you want to take photographs. GREAT! Do it. But here’s some things you might not have realised…
When walking back up the aisle. Please take photographs, however, when you stand in the aisle you block other people. You also create a sea of iPhones/ipads/cameras.. which is on my photograph and also what greets the bride and groom when they walk out. Also, it’s SO incredibly hard to get a good iPhone photograph of people walking fairly quickly in a dark room.
First dance/other important gatherings of wedding people Again, take photographs. I like taking photographs of people taking selfies too! But, once you’ve taken your photograph on your phone, don’t then stand staring at it. Cause you’re in the background of everyone else’s photograph and it looks like you’re bored and checking the football scores.
I actually don’t have many more points, but what I will say is enjoy the day with your eyes and not through your phone.