This past summer I attended my fair share of weddings, and like most of the guests there, I made sure to snap as many pictures as I could with my phone.

Lots of couples encourage taking photos, and there's even an app that's been created where you can upload the photos you take to a shared album. It reminds me of "back in the day" when couples would put disposable (film) cameras on the tables for guests to snap candid pics.

But one photographer is asking couples to insist on an "unplugged wedding" and his reasons are pretty compelling.


Right, I've had enough. I want to talk to you all about guests using mobile phones / cameras at weddings. I want to...

Posted by Thomas Stewart Photography on Thursday, November 5, 2015


In the photo from his Facebook post Thomas Stewart Photography shares a photo of a groom who had to lean out to see his bride coming down the isle because his guests are standing in the way!

As you can see the guests are so eager to take a photo with their camera phones, they are literally blocking the grooms view. And trust me, I get it. As cool as the disposable camera's at receptions were, and as neat as the app for your phone probably is, let's be honest; the photos on your phone are never going to be as good as those taken on a real camera, by a professional photographer.

What do you think? Are you for an unplugged wedding?