Uh oh. Pastor Blasts Photographer During Wedding Ceremony

In Marketing/Business by Jim Harmer

If you said, “Uh oh” when the Pastor turned around…. you were right.

Angry pastor warning photographers.

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“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?


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Jim Harmer is the founder of Improve Photography, and host of the popular Improve Photography Podcast. More than a million photographers follow him on social media, and he has been listed at #35 in rankings of the most popular photographers in the world. He blogs about how to start an internet business on IncomeSchool.com..