Photographer Says Woman Ruined Wedding Shot Trying to Take Cellphone Pics

She said it isn't the first time this has happened.
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A Texas photographer was not pleased when a guest interfered with capturing the father of the bride walk his daughter down the aisle by taking a cellphone picture of her own.

Hannah Mbalenhle Stanley posted about the ordeal on her Facebook page, sharing the "ruined photo."

“To the girl with the IPhone,” Stanley wrote. “Not only did you ruin my shot, but you took this moment away from the groom, father of the bride, and the bride. What exactly do you plan on doing with that photo? Honestly. Are you going to print it out? Save it? Look at it everyday? No. You're not.

“But my bride would have printed this photo, looked at it often and reminisced over this moment as her dad walked her down the aisle on her wedding day,” she continued.

To the girl with the iPhone... Not only did you ruin my shot, but you took this moment away from the groom, father of...

Posted by Hannah Mbalenhle Stanley on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Stanley’s post, in which she also told wedding guests to turn off their phones, was met with mixed reactions. 

One commenter wrote, “Maybe if only you could move over a foot either direction you could have gotten a professional photo.”

Others mentioned they asked guests not to use phones at their own weddings so the photographer could get the shots. 

Stanley's has been shared 163,000 times and Stanley told InsideEdition.com that she did manage to get a good photo, but still wanted to post about the experience because it’s happened before. 

"It happens at every wedding,” Stanley said. “We live in such a digital world, so I understand we always have our phone in our hands and we want to take photos, but during a wedding ceremony, people should put down their phone for 30 minutes and enjoy the ceremony!”

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