Jaimee Morse is a wedding photographer and entrepreneur. We asked Jaimee what it’s like to photograph in-love couples, her stance on iPhone photography at ceremonies, and the craziest thing that’s ever happened at a wedding she was shooting (hint… it involved a wedding do-over!). Here’s what she had to say:
As a photographer, what’s your stance on iPhone photography at weddings? The more the photographers the merrier? Or is it a distraction?
During the ceremony I would say a strong “NO” to iPhone photography. When your guests are told to put away their phones for the ceremony it allows them to fully be present during the ceremony rather than focusing on capturing an Instagramable picture. And I can’t even tell you how many gorgeous photos during a ceremony have been ruined by Aunt So-and-So who decides to stand up in front of me, or lean waaaay over into the center aisle just to grab one, grainy picture. Any other time during the wedding day I have no problem with it!
What tips do you have for brides to make sure their photos come out great?
If you’re having an outdoor ceremony consult with your photographer on the best location for you to be standing. I have quite a few weddings where the venue was gorgeous but the ceremony was outside and how the sun hit during the entire ceremony made it so the brides face was extremely highlighted and the groom was in the shade- and there’s not really much we as photographers can do about that in post-processing. Carve out even just 10 minutes to take sunset pictures. Always try to take family formals outside as these will most likely be the photos that are hung up in your parent’s home so you want them to look as best as possible and natural lighting always looks best.
What’s the craziest thing that’s happened during a wedding you were working?
I shot a wedding once where the officiant pronounced the couple “husband and wife”, they kissed, and walked down the aisle to their guests cheering only to realize that they had forgotten to exchange the rings. So they went back up the aisle and started over. Everyone thought it was hilarious and I’m sure it’s something they won’t forget!