When you book your photographer, please make clear to them that the church places restrictions on photography in the church building. The priest taking the service will speak to them before the service on the wedding day about when they may and may not take photographs.
As a general rule, photographs during the actual service are rarely permitted, except in some churches at the beginning. The photographer normally takes photographs of the signing of the registers, and of the bride and groom walking down the aisle at the end of the service.
If you are asking a friend, rather than a professional, to do your wedding photographs, we recommend that they come to the rehearsal, so that they can discuss things with the vicar.
Occasionally we receive requests for video recordings. If you are thinking of having a video made, please discuss this with the vicar before making any booking. Making a good recording, without disrupting the service, is very difficult in some of our churches.
- if you do decide, after consultation with the vicar, that you want a recording, there are extra fees to be charged.
- copyright law restricts the recording of words and music
- the bride and groom are jointly responsible for all questions of copyright permissions
- there is an additional form to be signed which allows one recording by one videographer only.