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Re: Priest meltdown over photographer at wedding. Ouch!! :O
« Reply #60 on: October 12, 2013, 05:23:15 PM »
I have, to some degree, been on both sides of this situation.  Many years ago, mid-sixties, I did quite a bit of wedding photography.  At that time it wasn't unusual for many churches, not just Catholic or Episcopal but many evangelical churches, did not allow photography during most of the service.  It was considered a religious service, a worship service if you please, where a couple were taking solemn vows before God.  Most photographs were made before or after the ceremony.  Of course that was in film days when we had to make every shot count.

I changed my career but still, on rare occasion for close friends, shot wedding pictures.  I also shoot pictures at other religious events but things are a lot looser now than in those days.

As an ordained minister I have also officiated at many weddings.  I usually talk to the photographer before hand and have never had any issues.  But I still consider it a solemn occasion and most photographers understand that.  I also don't consider it so solemn that God is offended by photography taking place.  It just can't be disruptive. 

I think the priest went a little overboard and could have handled it better but the photographer should also have been more circumspect.
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« Reply #61 on: October 12, 2013, 06:08:14 PM »
 did this make it to tosh?   it didn't seem that funny... 
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Re: Priest meltdown over photographer at wedding. Ouch!! :O
« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2013, 07:09:38 PM »
If we can hear it, the priest can hear it.  The couple can hear it.
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Emmm.  I'm with the priest.

Any wedding shooter that doesn't already have a couple of 5D MkIII bodies permanently set to silent mode, take notice.
I think I'm kind of with the priest too...A response like his suggests to me that pre-ceremony agreements may have been over-stepped or ignored.

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Re: Priest meltdown over photographer at wedding. Ouch!! :O
« Reply #63 on: October 12, 2013, 08:01:37 PM »
Avoiding who was right and who was wrong in these circumstances, the Priest should not have made the ultimate threat to walk away from the wedding, no wonder the bride looks mortified, unforgivable
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Re: Priest meltdown over photographer at wedding. Ouch!! :O
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2013, 09:21:27 PM »
Avoiding who was right and who was wrong in these circumstances, the Priest should not have made the ultimate threat to walk away from the wedding, no wonder the bride looks mortified, unforgivable

 maybe they,  the bride and groom, will  get something out of it...  like the one couple who got married on the Colbert report.
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Re: Priest meltdown over photographer at wedding. Ouch!! :O
« Reply #65 on: October 13, 2013, 09:13:36 AM »
Avoiding who was right and who was wrong in these circumstances, the Priest should not have made the ultimate threat to walk away from the wedding, no wonder the bride looks mortified, unforgivable

 maybe they,  the bride and groom, will  get something out of it...  like the one couple who got married on the Colbert report.

What happend to the couple who got married on the Colbert Report? By the way, shouldn't a priest be used to camera clickings as his profession comes with this sort of public interest? To me the priests threat to walk away is a "No-Go" in regard of the feelings of the bride. She was for sure shocked and mortified - just at the moment that should be her finest in her life. I feel sorry for her and am missing the priests empathy. No matter what the photographer did, the priests threat is unforgivable.
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Re: Priest meltdown over photographer at wedding. Ouch!! :O
« Reply #66 on: October 13, 2013, 10:36:43 AM »
Avoiding who was right and who was wrong in these circumstances, the Priest should not have made the ultimate threat to walk away from the wedding, no wonder the bride looks mortified, unforgivable

 maybe they,  the bride and groom, will  get something out of it...  like the one couple who got married on the Colbert report.

I don't get it, what happend to the couple who got married on the Colbert Report? By the way, shouldn't a priest be used to camera clickings as his profession comes with this sort of public interest? To me the priests thread to walk away is a "No-Go" in regard of the feelings of the bride. She was for sure shocked and mortified - just at the noment that should be her finest in her life. I feel sorry for her and am missing the priests empathy.

 the government shutdown prevented them from getting married at the Jefferson  memorial...  so they were on a show like today and then on the same trip they got married on the Colbert report.   it was really funny.   I'd encourage you to go see that episode.
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