Vogue magazine sparked controversy earlier this month by recommending that brides say “I don’t” to “hiring a professional wedding photographer.” Needless to say, the suggestion didn’t go over well in the photography community.
Now one bride is hitting back at Vogue by posting an Instagram photo that shows why you should hire a pro wedding photographer.
The bride named Stephanie didn’t like Vogue‘s idea of relying on photos by guests with smartphones and disposable cameras. So, she posted one of her wedding smartphone selfies side-by-side with a professional photo captured at exactly the same time by Melbourne, Australia-based wedding photographer John Warren.
“And this is why you hire a professional wedding photographer,” Stephanie writes in the caption, along with the hashtags #nailedit, #voguemagazine, and #whatareyoutalkingabout.
“Nailed it,” the photographer replies in a comment on the post. Another commenter writes: “YEESSSSS!!!! Let’s see vogue use a cell phone picture as a cover!!! Love this so much it hurts!”