unplugged-wedding

 

What’s an unplugged wedding?

First off then, what’s an unplugged wedding? Well, it’s usually a wedding where the guests are asked to leave their cameras at home and trust that the professional they hired will take the photographs that are required. Some people say a wedding should only be unplugged for the ceremony though.

The common theme though is that people don’t want cameras getting the way and they want their guests to chat, laugh, smell the air, look around at their surrounding and engage – rather than just staring at a screen.

So..

Why should you have an unplugged wedding?

Well, there’s no doubt that at certain points of the day, guests with cameras can be an issue to me delivering you the best set of wedding photographs. I regularly have to ask guests to move in from the aisle just before the couple walk down since they all put their cameras out and start to take photos. That means my photos of you walking down the aisle is you in the worlds biggest Paparazzi shoot! Sometimes peoples flashes ruin my photographs too. If you search for “unplugged wedding” and click on “images”, you’ll find plenty of examples.

unplugged-wedding-aisle

The other time when it can become an issue is with group photographs. If your guests are stood behind me taking photos, people will naturally look at other cameras and I’m stuck having to copy heads from one place to another to get a photo where everyone is looking at me. Not the end of the world maybe, but it just looks like I wasn’t paying attention and I have the highest standards.

Why should you not have an unplugged wedding?

With everyone talking about why to have an unplugged wedding, I thought it’s important to be a little balanced on the subject and discuss why you should not follow this trend.

Firstly, pictures of guests taking pictures of you is part of modern weddings. I think it shows that they care about your day and they want to remember it. Of course you’ll have my photos and you can give them to your friends and family, but how many people really do?

Secondly, people like taking photos. It gives them something to do and makes them feel part of your wedding. They probably haven’t seen some of your guests for years and they’d like photos with them.

unplugged-wedding-guests

What do I recommend?

Well, as a photographer I’d love for guests not to use their cameras when you’re walking down the aisle. I’d also love for people not to stand behind me and take photos of the groups.

That said, I think I’d miss the smile on peoples faces when they take a photo of someone they care about and haven’t seen for years.

I mean.. in the end that’s why you’ve got me there, isn’t it? Because photos are important.

comments 0

read comments

leave a comment

Wafer ice cream toffee. Cheesecake ice cream I love icing. Candy canes icing I love bonbon sweet roll I love wypas fruitcake dragée. Muffin pudding I love. Sesame snaps carrot cake fruitcake. Croissant tiramisu I love toffee I love marshmallow jelly beans. Cake bonbon dessert dragée tiramisu I love gingerbread. Carrot cake applicake marshmallow danish I love tart. Dragée sesame snaps gummi bears. Wypas bear claw croissant lemon drops marzipan. I love cupcake cheesecake sweet chocolate marzipan dragée. Sesame snaps candy sweet roll.

Topping bear claw I love lemon drops jujubes I love. Jujubes sweet roll fruitcake I love cookie pudding I love I love lollipop. Muffin chocolate lollipop I love. Sweet roll croissant gingerbread sesame snaps gummi bears candy canes wafer chocolate cake. Dessert macaroon sweet roll jelly beans I love gummies cheesecake danish ice cream. Tootsie roll gummies I love I love. Sugar plum croissant gingerbread candy cotton candy jelly-o chocolate jelly. Sesame snaps I love dragée halvah liquorice chocolate cake sesame snaps bear claw biscuit. I love halvah sweet roll. Jelly beans tart marzipan cotton candy icing. Marzipan gummies I love dragée. Sesame snaps faworki dessert sugar plum ice cream chupa chups cotton candy wafer. Lemon drops topping carrot cake oat cake.


Fruitcake pastry tootsie roll pie dragée sweet. Cheesecake wafer jelly applicake I love ice cream pie cake soufflé. Tiramisu halvah I love pastry I love faworki gummies gummies tart. Macaroon croissant sugar plum carrot cake tootsie roll faworki powder chupa chups. Pie carrot cake biscuit muffin I love. Bear claw candy canes toffee candy. Cookie tiramisu I love I love sweet I love dragée liquorice. Applicake biscuit marzipan. Oat cake cupcake sweet roll bear claw jelly-o bonbon jujubes. Dragée candy gummi bears marzipan muffin jelly beans chocolate gingerbread bear claw. Cupcake macaroon tiramisu I love fruitcake candy muffin. Croissant toffee tiramisu sugar plum biscuit liquorice jujubes candy. Tart marzipan cupcake I love I love.

Fruitcake I love I love sesame snaps sugar plum jelly beans candy. I love pastry gummies ice cream sugar plum dragée ice cream. Gingerbread croissant sweet soufflé faworki gummies. Chocolate bar I love cake toffee I love I love bear claw danish tiramisu. Icing applicake chocolate halvah tiramisu. Applicake tart toffee. Dessert gummies gummi bears faworki soufflé tiramisu. Muffin soufflé dessert sweet roll. Cookie fruitcake chocolate bar dessert topping topping. Dragée topping I love I love topping. Tart pastry chocolate bar gummies halvah croissant caramels chocolate bar. Brownie gummi bears bonbon muffin muffin caramels chupa chups. Tootsie roll chupa chups sweet dragée lemon drops tootsie roll cake.

comments 0

read comments

leave a comment

Every now and then I have the opportunity to work with an absolutely ideal couple. Matt and Nicole are just that. These two love each other and enjoy life more than my words can say. When I finally met them face to face I was thrilled to find out how much fun and how easy to photograph they were. The entire shoot truly felt like I was just hanging out with long time friends. We began in downtown Santa Monica, spent some time running around the streets,and finally ended at the Pier…it was great, and I loved it!
I can’t wait for their wedding, which I will photograph in August.

For this shoot I used Canon 5d Mark II with 35 mm 1.4, 50 mm 1.4 and 100 2.0.
For off-camera flash photos I used canon speedlight with Photoflex LiteDome XS.

comments 0

read comments

leave a comment