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08/30/2015 07:52:44 AM · #1
Is it tacky for him to carry his camera around? I'm not talking while going down the aisle or during the ceremony. Of course I wouldn't do that. (although, I did think about wearing a GoPro chest harness, but decided against it)

How about a quick cell phone selfie before we start?
08/30/2015 07:58:32 AM · #2
That's what you pay your photographer for, dude :-) I suppose a cell-phone selfie wouldn't hurt if you were out of sight of the waiting crowd, but... If you're talking about during the reception, you'll have way too much going on to be shooting pictures. In my opinion anyway.
08/30/2015 09:59:44 AM · #3
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08/30/2015 11:36:31 AM · #4
Father of the bride has free license to do whatever the heck he wants.

A few selfies are fine, and a fun memory.
08/30/2015 12:03:46 PM · #5
Rules were meant to be broken :)

On the other hand, do you really want your attention elsewhere from your daughter...?
08/31/2015 12:37:44 AM · #6
Originally posted by bohemka:

Father of the bride has free license to do whatever the heck he wants.
A few selfies are fine, and a fun memory.

I really agree with this with the caveat that Johanna mentioned, don't take the attention off the bride. Enjoy the day.
08/31/2015 03:48:10 AM · #7
When my daughter was married back in 2007 I was banned from taking my dslr, however I did carry a point & shoot to capture shots after the ceremony. Being father of the bride you have to spend most of the time socialising, so you are on the inside rather than on the outside. I still managed to get quite a few shots though.

08/31/2015 07:42:31 AM · #8
enjoy your daughters day, leave the camera at home.
08/31/2015 08:16:17 AM · #9
+1 to all what them above me say
09/07/2015 05:29:06 AM · #10
I guess its kind of personal thing!
09/07/2015 11:17:03 AM · #11
To me, there is a big difference emotionally between images I would pay a photographer to take of my daughters wedding and those pictures I would take. The paid photographer takes pictures that record the day. I take pictures that will have a special bond between me and my daughter and to an extent, our family because as good as a paid photographer might be, they can't know what is deep down important to me. Yes, I would take my camera and you can bet I'll enjoy the day as well as the pictures I take that day.


09/07/2015 11:52:36 AM · #12
It's coming up Saturday, and I'm still deciding. I'll definitely take it with me, but how much I use it will probably be a game-time decision.
09/07/2015 02:55:48 PM · #13
FWIW - With my daughter's dance performances, I pick one of the three or four they do, and leave the camera at home, and just enjoy it. Everything looks different through the viewfinder, thinking about what to shoot, how to shoot it.
No matter how good of a photographer you are, the camera will never capture all the nuances of the occasion. And your memory of the event is what is really important.
My wife & I did a special reception after we came back from the honeymoon closer to where her parents lived - she put on the wedding dress, and I took pictures of her, and folks who couldn't come to the wedding came and we enjoyed a very nice celebration without the stress of the wedding day.
09/12/2015 11:52:07 AM · #14
Today is the day! WOOHOOOOOOO!

Now, if we can just get this cold front to move a little faster and get this rain out of here, so this thing can happen outdoors as planned. Everyone west of me, please start blowing toward the east. Thanks, it's appreciated.
09/12/2015 12:04:13 PM · #15
Oh wow! Mazel Tov and all that!
09/12/2015 12:39:15 PM · #16
Just saw a butterfly flapping it's wings. Hope that helps! Enjoy the day! Congrats to you and yours!
09/12/2015 12:39:26 PM · #17
Have fun!!!!
09/12/2015 11:59:35 PM · #18
Originally posted by EL-ROI:

Just saw a butterfly flapping it's wings. Hope that helps! Enjoy the day! Congrats to you and yours!

I think that did it! Ceremony was scheduled for 5pm, and the rain stopped at 4:15.

I think I took maybe 3 or 4 pictures, I didn't miss my camera at all.
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