Today’s post is about a new and upcoming trend that I love called unplugged weddings.
Unplugged weddings are all about being present in the sacred ceremony you are witnessing unfold in front of you. As a wedding photographer so often I go to weddings and I see excited family and friends hiding behind their phones, cameras, and IPads the entire ceremony. What these friends and family don’t realize is that not only are they missing out on this special moment in the Bride & Groom’s life, but that more times than not they are also ruining many of the most prized wedding photographs. Usually guests wait until key moments in the ceremony to step out in the aisle or stand up and take a photograph. Moments like the bride coming down the aisle, the dad giving her away, the exchange of rings, and the kiss are all huge moments we want to capture and it’s hard for me to capture these from the center aisle when guests are stepping out in front of me. We have had a few weddings now where this was a problem and I guarantee you our brides wish they had asked guests to put the phones and cameras away before hand. Because I love our clients so much and don’t want to embarrass anyone by putting outtakes of their misbehaving wedding guests, below are a few example images that I grabbed off of the web :
As lovely as the above images are, this is not what my client’s are looking for when it comes to their precious wedding photographs that will get passed down for generations to come. I hope one of these six IPhone photographer’s images comes out looking amazing, because as a photographer the above images that we are left with is unacceptable versions of what we are paid to capture.
So I say all of this to say, “Please, put it away.” ,the couple cared enough about you to invite to share in their special day day with them, so do just that. The couple will appreciate looking back through their wedding photographs 50 years from now and seeing your the faces of their friends and family beaming back at them.
Whitney Hyunh Photography | Krista Photography | Corey Ann Photography
Going through my recent film scans from The Find Lab and this one just absolutely warms my heart! <3 Full shoot coming soon!
Venue: Wormsloe Plantation | Savannah, GA
Bridal Gown: Ivory & Beau
Event Styling & Florals: Gray Harper Event Maker
Wedding Cake & Paperie: Lavender & Honey Designs
Getaway Car: Timeless Motorcoaches
Chris & Amber,
Simply put you two are AMAZING. We loved celebrating with you and witnessing first hand the love you share for one another. Thank you for giving us the honor. Hope you are having an amazing time on your honeymoon ~ can’t wait until you return and I can show you all of your amazing portraits. Love y’all lots!!!
Simply Sarah Photography
Photography: Simply Sarah Photography
Design, Coordination, and Florals: Wrennwood Event Design
Hair and Makeup: Jennifer C. Neiman
Hotel: St. Regis | Atlanta