Your ceremony photographs will undoubtedly be some of the most important shots of the day. Most couples we speak to after their wedding say they were surprised just how much they cherished this part. It also flies by in a nervous blur and you’ll likely not remember a whole lot about it, so these photos are doubly important. However some, priests and pastors won’t allow ceremony photography, or will insist that the photographer stands at the back of the room the whole time.
As a photographer this is gutting to hear the morning of the wedding so if you really value these images, make sure you speak to whoever is officiating your ceremony to find out if there are any limitations beforehand.
Another thing to consider is to politely ask your guests to not take photos during the ceremony (you can do so in the order of service). Guests holding up cameras, mobile phones and even tablets as you walk down the aisle or flashes going off throughout the vows are only going to be distracting for you and other guests, not to mention the great eyesore for your professional photographs, which can be ruin because of this. So kindly ask your guests to put these away and parttake in your ceremony by being truly present for for this special moment.