One of my (many) cousins, Kajsa, is getting married in the near-future, and the recent thread about posting wedding photos prompted a household discussion about putting wedding pictures on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. Kajsa has stated:
1: She would prefer that guests took no photographs during the wedding itself because it is a religious ceremony, and she compares this to taking candids of a priest consecrating the eucharist.
2: She does not want people to post her picture on the internet without her express permission.
3: She has recently been at a few friends' weddings and found it annoying that there were cameras going off the entire time. She said that the entire time the bride processed, the first dance went on, etc. you could not see the event through the crowd of iPhones.
4: She has hired a wedding photographer whose job is photographing the wedding. Because of the nature of the venue, she thinks guests would be unable to get decent shots of a lot of the 'action' from their seats anyway. She thinks there is plenty of time for people to take personal photos during the cocktail hour, at the dinner table, during the mingling time when the bride and groom meet the guests (ie when you can actually get a picture of the bride and she is not 200 feet away).
I think this sounds a little harsh, but I also think it is similar to asking that there be no photography at the dinner table (a hosted event by the HC) or that no one post pictures of a baby's birthday party on the internet if the parents do not wish it.
So, E-Hellions, what do you think about the etiquette of this situation? Is Kajsa within her rights to impose a photo ban? How does one disseminate that information? And how does one enforce that?