When my mom remarried a couple of years ago, she did something that I thought was really cool.
At the wedding ceremony, visitors were given disposable cameras so that they could take an active role in the wedding by helping to take pictures.
I thought this was a great idea for a couple of reasons:
- It was a cheap
- It would provide a greater amount of photos.
But, as I recall, not many people ended up using the cameras.
What Went Wrong?
I think the main issue is that disposable cameras are a big pain in the ass. Disposable cameras have to be manually wound for each shot, the button has to be pushed to charge the flash, and the packaging is a pain to open.
While the disposable cameras were a great idea, in hindsight, it makes sense that it didn’t turn out as well as we had hoped.
Compare the process of taking pictures with disposable cameras to taking a picture with my iPhone where once I am in the camera app I can just keep tapping to take more pictures.
What if there were was a way to get pictures that your friends and family took without having to track them all down?
Check the recipe out here: https://ifttt.com/recipes/188138-save-your-wedding-s-instagram-hashtag-photos-to-dropbox
I believe that crowdsourcing images for a wedding is a great idea, and can result in great candid shots.
That being said, I wouldn’t consider having a wedding without a professional photographer — And I would recommend that you hire a photographer as well.