An unplugged wedding can lead to a lot of mixed opinions. As a wedding photographer, I have captured plugged & unplugged weddings. I highly recommend parts of your wedding day to be unplugged.
During the wedding planning, the Bride & Groom will start the search for their perfect wedding photographer.
The bride & Groom put their trust in their wedding photographer to capture the important moments. The Bride & Groom want their guests to be present, to fully enjoy their wedding day as it happens, not watching the day unfold behind their mobile phone or camera.
Unplugged Bridal Prep
I see no reason why the bridal party can’t have their mobile phone’s out during preparations. I have captured really lovely moments when the phones come out for photo or selfie. I’m sure you are just like me & love to take a selfie for your Instagram profile. I mean you are looking flawless, right?
Or if you leave the camera alone, I capture such beautiful natural moments whilst you are getting ready with your squad. I would say during Prep it is up to you.
Unplugged Wedding Ceremony
Everyone at your wedding ceremony should be completely in the moment, I have found there is nothing worse when I am capturing the bridal procession, First Kiss, and Bride & Groom procession etc, when a guest steps out in front of my camera to capture the same moment. I need the picture to tell the full story and of course, you can have a copy of the image when I release the gallery to the Bride & Groom. I can promise you, you are not going to miss out.
Take a look at these beautiful ceremony images where everyone is emersed in the moment.
Unplugged Group Portraits
During the formal portrait session, I am usually limited on time between the ceremony & meal. I have the group images, confetti shot, images of the reception room as well as candid images of the guests in the small time frame.
With this in mind it is so important to me that the Bride & Groom are able to spend time with guests during the cocktails & Canapes that I want to be able to capture the formal group images in an organised way & as quickly as possible.
Now, I know you want to capture the perfect family images & it might be some time until you are all together again, but I can assure you, the quicker I get through the portrait list that has been provided by the bride & Groom, you will have plenty of time to take your images at little later. If you miss one, the group portrait will be delivered to the bride & groom.
Unplugged Wedding Speeches
I love capturing the speeches & the natural reactions of laughter. The Speeches are the perfect time for candid images and really I don’t mind if their are guests recording the speech or taking a quick image.
So, to conclude I am absolutely in favour of an unplugged wedding but I am also very relaxed and will always look to be inclusive if their are guests that want to take specific images, I just ask that the guests are as understanding.
I would love to hear more about your experience’s in the comment box below & if your looking for your wedding photographer I would love to hear from you.
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