Video: Please Don’t Do This the Next Time You Shoot a Wedding… or Ever

This is certainly not the first time we’ve shared a video uploaded to YouTube by a frustrated videographer whose shots were consistently ruined by the photographers at the wedding, but this might be the most extreme example we’ve seen.

It’s actually an older video, uploaded by wedding videographer Brett Hardeman back in June of 2012 alongside a job offer for any editor who believed him or herself good enough to edit the two photographers out of some of the key shots. But while the video might be a bit dated, the lesson is just as pertinent today as it ever was.

The footage goes beyond convincing you to be aware of your surroundings and work together with the videographer so that everybody can do their job and capture this couple’s special day. It does double duty, because both of the photographers in question are committing several other faux pas.


As Reddit user f22 points out, “The bride and groom should be treated like hot lava while at the ceremony. Get too close, you get burned. You can get kind of close without getting burned, but stay there too long and the heat will get to you.”

By that logic, both photographers are leaving this place with metaphorical third degree burns… But what do you think? What did they do wrong here? And how would you have handled the situation differently?

(via Reddit)