Wow...I was amazed to see this one:
I mean, I've heard of officiants getting testy inside of church buildings, but even then, usually setting the rules before the ceremony.
This guy blows up in the MIDDLE of the ceremony, embarrassing the bride and groom....and this ceremony was OUTDOORS.
I read one quote someone made on YouTube that I agreed with. The groom should have leaned into the priests ear and said something like "I'm paying the photographers much like I'm paying you, please continue. And..if you do walk out, I'll sue your ass off, now, please get back to marrying us..."
I will not call it a meltdown. The priest is very calm. We only see part of it. We do not know whether the photographer has asked the priest's consent BEFORE the ceremony or not. Even worst, the priest may have announce that no photographer is allow in the alter area and the photographer has ignored it. Most of the priest will not allow photography during the ceremony no matter whether it is inside of the church or outdoor. If the photographer is a professional, he should know better. The priest has the right to ask him to leave whether the photographer is hire by the groom or not.
I wouldn't call his reaction "very calm." A calm response would have been to simply and politely ask the photographers to remove themselves. I don't know what kind of weddings you've been to, but all the ceremonies I've been to, even the ones in churches, have allowed photographers to do their thing. The priest's reaction was obviously tacky, whether warranted or not, and what it comes down to is that it was the bride and groom's day, not his...so if they wanted the photographer there, and he wasn't interfering with the ceremony, then what's the problem?