I just met with a photographer and her husband who we absolutely fell in love with! They are within our budget, have the best personalities, our friends have worked with them for family portraits, etc. We were so ready to book them until during her contract review, she said that guests absolutely must not use any flash while the photographers are working.
I understand the reasoning behind this, since others flash may interfere with her shots if they are shooting the same target. For example, if multiple people are trying to take a picture of the first dance. However, during the reception, if people want to whip out their cell phones and snap a selfie or a group shot with their friends, shouldn't they be allowed to? Or, at least, if the photographer is facing another way or isn't nearby?
Has anyone ever heard of this rule? Or, has anyone been a guest at a wedding where they weren't allowed to use their cameras? Please shed some light on this and provide feedback. This is the only thing hindering me from booking her officially! Thank you!