'Turn off your phone!' More brides opting for an 'unplugged wedding ceremony'

She said it isn't the first time this has happened

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Hannah went on to explain the gaffe wasn't the first of its kind she's experienced and is actually increasingly common at weddings she photographs.

Hannah Mbalenhle Stanley was the photographer at a wedding in Little Elm, Texas on July 8. she was upset after she realized that a girl ruined what could have been a flawless shot by sticking her iPhone in the middle of it, and took to Facebook on Thursday to air her frustrations.

"If so great, you did your job!" It also means you're much more likely to take photos and videos at any time - and that can sometimes have its downsides. "I don't do weddings, but I am a professional photographer as well and am frequently amazed how rude some people are".

Hannah said: "To the girl with the iPhone..." The guest unknowingly inserted their smartphone into the photographer's frame when the father of the bride started to walk his daughter down the aisle - making the photographer miss the shot. "Are you going to print it out?" Save it? Look at it everyday? No. Save it? Look at it every day? No.

"But instead, you wanted to take a photo with your phone, blocking my view, and taking a photo that you will not use".

Others mentioned they asked guests not to use phones at their own weddings so the photographer could get the shots. Not only did you ruin my shot, but you took this moment away from the groom, father of.

"So please, let me do my job, and you just sit back, relax and enjoy this once in a lifetime moment". It has also attracted more than 1,000 comments, and majority agree with Stanley's sentiments.

Hannah's rant ends with a plea to future wedding guests, urging them to put away their smartphones.

One person said "Same thing happened to me and now I can't use the photos". "I literally had to throw out half of the pictures I took for that reason only". "A wedding ceremony is such an intimate moment, and should be respected by putting your phone down and witnessing this special bond between two people". "If this wedding photographer failed at her duty to capture the correct image, that's on her not the guest". The latest hot topic in the wedding space, however, is related to unplugged ceremonies and why some believe it's basic etiquette to put the phone away, period, while others put that on the couple.

Not everyone agrees with Stanley, though.

Take, one commenter, who wrote: "As a wedding photographer myself, this is absolutely overkill".

"For those looking to hire a photographer for your wedding..."

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