Wedding guests who take photos on their phones can get in the way of professional photographers doing their jobs.
Wedding photographer Hannah Mbalenhle Stanle posted a photo on Facebook showing how someone with a phone ruined her shot of the bride walking down the aisle.
Her post urging wedding guests to "let me do my job" went viral.
Hannah wrote on Facebook:
"To the girl with the iPhone ...
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."
Hannah told Insider, "My main focus of that post was to make people aware of how often we rely on our phones when the real world is right in front of us and we are missing special moments like this one. This moment cannot be redone, as a lot of moments from the wedding day. It's so sad and I wish people would enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime moment and see it with their eyes instead of living through a screen."
We agree with Hannah. We hope wedding guests would not hold their phones in the way of photographers and let them do their job well.
News Source: Insider
Photo Courtesy: Hannah Way Photography