I’ve always been on the fence about the whole issue of cellphones at weddings. I really wish everyone could just enjoy the moment during the first dance. Than I would be able to see better!
But then…at the end of a night of painting I’m asked repeatedly, “Is it OK if I take a picture?” Then I’m happy having guests do their thing with their phones. (Is it because I happened to include them in the painting?) It’s one of those moments that the hired photographer may not capture. And it gives me a chance to connect personally with some of my subjects. For me, the high point of the evening is if the wedding couple is able to tear themselves away from the party long enough to take a look. And if there’s a friend with a cell phone nearby, all the better!