Wombatta wrote:I came across this article on the Age website tonight... a funny read, so thought I'd share it here:
Who knew that people would go to the effort to sue their wedding photographers for missing their wedding kiss! Hmm...
http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/wedd ... 2cgq4.html
Wand33 wrote:I can sympathise with the photographer (hereafter "tog").
No matter how often you tell the bride and groom to let the kiss linger, they never do. I have missed a kiss shot because either its blurry, or too quick, or I got the shot, but the lighting was off. Dont forget, couples often choose the sunset behind them/infront of their guests and when taking the shots, the 'tog has to expose correctly for this, and its not always as simple as putting it on Auto Mode and Continuous Shot. If your tog did that for all your shots, would you wonder why you were paying a professional to take the pics when any random could do it?
Most kisses last a second or two, and if its blurry or underexposed, we dont have a second time to shoot. One of those things. I love the celebrants who say "did you get that? shall we kiss again?" and he gets the couple to kiss again for the guests to take shots and the tog gets another chance at the moment.
Something to consider, kiss longer. Like walking down the aisle, they tell you to walk slower than you think you're walking. Same with the kiss
curly wrote:The fact that they also missed the signing of the registry... that takes like 5 mins to sign HOW do you miss that.
Digitalista wrote:THAT is hard to believe. We have way more photos of us signing than we would ever need.
Agape wrote:I would be suing also. It is totally unprofessional for a photographer to miss 'that' moment.
As for lighting and all that business, you have been in the venue how long???? - as a professional you should have checked out the venue before the job, you have also stood in the venue all the way thru the vows, I would assume by the kissing stage (given that you are a professional, and charging as a professional) you have found a good position to capture the moment.
Given the off chance that you have failed to capture it, MANY many photographers 'ask' (whether directly to the couple or my motioning to the celebrant/priest for another kiss). It has to be more professional that simply missing it all together.