Wedding Photographer Asks People To Put Away Their Phones And Enjoy The Moment

July 16, 2019

A wedding photographer who had her shot ruined by a guest is asking people to stop viewing once in a lifetime moments through a tiny screen.

photographer asks people to put phones away at weddings
Credit: Hannah Mbalenhle Stanley

Hannah Stanley was getting a great shot of the father walking his daughter down the aisle when an iPhone entered her frame.

"To the girl with the iPhone..." Stanley begins.

"Not only did you ruin my shot, but you took this moment away from the groom, father of the bride, and the bride. What exactly do you plan on doing with that photo? Honestly. Are you going to print it out? Save it? Look at it everyday? No. You're not. But my bride would have printed this photo, looked at it often and reminisced over this moment as her dad walked her down the aisle on her wedding day. But instead, you wanted to take a photo with your phone, blocking my view, and taking a photo that you will not use.

Guests, please stop viewing weddings you attend through a screen but instead turn OFF your phone, and enjoy the ceremony. You are important to the bride and groom, you would not be attending the wedding otherwise. So please, let me do my job, and you just sit back, relax and enjoy this once in a lifetime moment."

Stanley's post has been shared more than 160,000 times on Facebook.

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