If you said, “Uh oh” when the Pastor turned around…. you were right.
“This is not about the photography. This is about God.” That’s how a pastor BLASTED a photographer and videographer in a scene recorded on this Youtube Video. Right in the middle of the vows, the pastor whips around to chastise the photographer whose DSLR shutter sound had apparently annoyed the pastor.
Few details are known of the story behind this unfortunate occurrence and we don’t know the back story here, but two things are certain: (1) All this bride and groom will remember of their all-important, life-changing vows is that their Pastor lost his temper–making a tiny annoyance into a massively embarrassing scene. Did you see the bride and groom’s faces? (2) Photographers should always, always speak with both the couple and the officiator before the wedding ceremony to understand proper etiquette for that particular ceremony.
What are your thoughts? Was the pastor right? Was he justified? Was the photographer right? Was this simply a miscommunication? Should photographers carry bodies with electronic shutters while photographing certain ceremonies? What about the couple?