Photography Guidelines

Wedding Photography Guidelines
Photography guidelines are intended to preserve the religious nature of the wedding ceremony as a Christian worship service.
  • The official wedding photographer should arrive at least one (1) hour before the service to meet briefly with the wedding coordinator.
  • The photographer will have access to the wedding party before the ceremony. The bride and groom will make arrangements with the photographer to make pictures prior to the ceremony.
  • The photographer must remain as unobtrusive as possible during the ceremony and is not permitted to be forward of the three rows of pews from the back of the sanctuary.
  • Motorized film advance is not permitted.
  • Flash photographs may be taken as members of the wedding party process to the altar. All pictures must be taken from behind the guests in the back of the sanctuary.
  • Flash photography is not permitted during the ceremony from the time the couple is positioned in front of the pastor until the recessional music begins and the couple begins to walk down the aisle.
  • Flash photography during the ceremony by wedding guests is not allowed.
  • When the recessional music begins and the couple begins to walk down the aisle, the photographer may resume flash photography. However, photographers must not move down the aisle beyond the last row of seats and must not hinder the recessing of the wedding party.
  •  After the guests are ushered out of the sanctuary, the wedding party and the pastor will return to take pictures. Please note that if the pastor is to be included, take those pictures first. The pastor is happy to pose, but will not be disappointed if not included.


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