Photographing/Videotaping the Ceremony
The wedding service begins when the couple has taken its place in the front of the assembled guests, and ends when the wedding party begins its exit. Photographers and videographers are asked to be as unobtrusive as possible so as not to disrupt the ceremony. The bridal party may have as many pictures as desired outside the ceremony. In recent years it has become customary for photographs to be taken prior to the ceremony out of courtesy to your guests. This is a perfectly acceptable practice. Remember, the ideal is that this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and thus the service is conducted with dignity and reverence, whether in a church sanctuary, on a country club lawn or on a beach under the blue canopy of sky.