Guests with phones getting in the way have become a legitimate issue for wedding photographers in the last decade or so, and after just such an attendee ruined a shot of the bride and her father walking down the aisle, one wedding photographer took to Facebook to launch a rant at the phone photographer.
Hannah Mbalenhle Stanley of Hannah Way Photography has gone viral with her recent rant against a wedding guest who stuck their phone into the aisle to get a shot of the bride and her father, ruining Stanley's shot. The post has received well over 100,000 reactions and shares:
There have been reactions on both sides of the coin, with some agreeing with Stanley and expressing their frustration over the culture of smartphones. Others have expressed that while the guest could have been more considerate, they empathize with the emotion of the moment and don't blame them for wanting to take a picture. In recent years, many wedding couples have begun to ask guests to turn off their phones before the ceremony or have taken them away completely at the door in an effort to combat this problem.
Do you think Stanley's post will help stop this sort of behavior?