Guidelines for Wedding Photographers
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Guidelines for Wedding Photographers

Welcome to Our Lady of Grace Church. A Catholic wedding is a religious ceremony. It is recommended that you keep the focus on the actions of the sacrament, rather than decorate excessively. You are expected to be aware of our guidelines and follow them. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in your not being asked to return. You are a guest of Our Lady of Grace Church.

Flash Pictures:

  • Are only allowed at the exchange of rings, and during the beginning and ending processions.
  • Group photos may be taken outdoors or in the Bride’s Room before the ceremony, and for thirty minutes following the ceremony.
  • Pictures of the presiding priest, if desired, must be taken immediately following the ceremony, since he may need to leave for another engagement.

Non-Flash Pictures:

  • During the ceremony, the photographer is not to enter the sanctuary of the church, but may move up and down the side aisle of the church, as long as this presence is unobtrusive.
  • The photographer may also take photos from the choir loft.
  • Please coordinate with the organist and other musicians, so as not to obstruct their view or activity.

Video Cameras:

  • A stationary video camera may be set up either in the choir loft, or on the side of the sanctuary, out of the way of activity.
  • Please coordinate with the organist and other musicians, so as not to obstruct their view or activity.

Please refrain from conversing during the ceremony so as not to cause a distraction for those attending.

If you have any questions, please contact the Church office.

Thank you for your cooperation!