The House of God, its keepers and photography!
Back in February at the Heart SX Wedding Fayre the Anglican Church had a representative interviewing photographers (and no doubt others) about what they could do to to make church weddings more popular again. Our straight answer was to stop making it so hard for us as it’s your customer’s (and ours) day which, within reason, is the most important consideration.
So, for a while we were lulled into a false sense of security thinking that the C of E was modernising its approach – only to have our faith (no pun intended) blunted at St Michael and All Angels, Roxwell. No photography during the service what so ever. Shoot on the way in, during the signing and on the way out – but that’s your lot! Not just a ban on flash but total. Not what the couple were led to believe and frankly, in this day and age, astonishing.
Some clergy really do need to get it into their heads that all though it’s their house – they’ve effectively rented it out for an hour!
The videographer was allowed to film the whole thing incidentally – but the ‘given’ positions were next to useless.
All was not lost though because we cheated a bit – especially during the hymns! But still no rings going on fingers, first kiss or other special little moments – so sad.
So, little moan over and glad to say that it didn’t spoil Kerry and Jamie’s day.