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About: Fine Art Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in the Southeastern U.S available for travel world-wide. http://simplysarah.me

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Downloading film from our time in the Bahamas and I can’t help but love this straight scan from #theFindlab. Dreamy <3 

Downloading film from our time in the Bahamas and I can’t help but love this straight scan from #theFindlab. Dreamy <3 

The Beauty in Simplicity

Results of an Unplugged Wedding

Unplugged Wedding Ceremonies

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 :

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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.

Photo Credit:

Whitney Hyunh Photography | Krista Photography | Corey Ann Photography

Love this kind soul! 

Love this kind soul! 

WOMAN’S BEST FRIEND TOO

Going through my recent film scans from The Find Lab and this one just absolutely warms my heart! <3 Full shoot coming soon!

Colorado at it&#8217;s finest. 

Colorado at it’s finest. 

IT&#8217;S ALL IN THE DETAILS. 

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS. 

Will & Winston | Wormsloe Savannah, GA

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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