Wedding photography is not an easy job by any stretch of the imagination, and it comes with its own unique set of challenges, not the least of which is guests with smartphones jockeying for position to take snapshots. One wedding photographer was having none of it when a guest stepped in front of her, shoving the offending guest aside to get the shot.
Guests with their phones are a common problem for wedding photographers, but photographer Ashley Easterling seemed to have a particularly bad case on her hands recently. The incident happened at the wedding of Josh and Lorna Dane Gantt, when the bride's stepmom stepped directly in front of Easterling during the first kiss. Easterling immediately moved around her and shoved her aside to get the shot (which she did). It turns out the stepmom had been a problem for her throughout the wedding, and this was the last straw, particularly when it came at one of the most pivotal moments of the day. Though some are saying she went too far, personally, I think Easterling handled it perfectly, as this was a once-in-a-lifetime moment, and there simply wasn't time for a polite request to move (and it's clear the stepmom knew exactly what she was doing). The bride thought so too, heaping loads of praise on the photographer for her actions and images.