Remember in the old days (before everyone had a cell phone attached to their hand) when you would go to a special occasion like a wedding or a prom or a birthday party, and the only people taking pictures were the hired photographers and the odd guest who had their own, nice camera. Remember how you would just enjoy the day and look forward to seeing the professional pictures a few days or weeks later, once they were developed? Well those days are certainly gone now that we all have a camera in our smartphones that we carry around with us daily, ready to snap that amazing picture of our child or spouse or even special occasion we’re invited to.
But are our cell phones ruining special occasions? This one professional photographer has definitely had enough, and he’s posted about his frustrations to facebook. Thomas Stewart of Thomas Stewart Photography posted a picture to his facebook page along with a lengthy rant about why he wishes all brides and grooms would have an unplugged wedding. He posts ‘Look at this photo. This groom had to lean out past the aisle just to see his bride approaching. Why? Because guests with their phones were in the aisle and in his way.’
He then writes that wedding guests taking pictures on their phones don’t take quality pictures anyway and end up being so immersed in their phone they’re not actually paying any attention to the ceremony!