Not something to be proud of, interfering with someone in their workplace. If you had tried it on me while working you might not be quite so cocky about your exploits. Wedding photography is one of the hardest assignments going and does not benefit from fools interfering. By all means take your pictures, but remember, the Pro is being paid to deliver an assignment, not deal with bloody idiots getting in the way.
Um, with respect Erl, I think this was unnecessarily harsh and even provocative.
The flip side is that the pro is also paid to be pleasant, a trait which usually translates into nice, memorable photos and which in addition helps to deal with grumpy guests.
Anyway, I've been to my fair share of weddings and usually bring a camera and happily snap away. On no occasion has a paid photographer ever complained about what I do. That said, it would never cross my mind to run around before or during the ceremony and I don't go around and attract attention from people when the photographer is photographing the same lot.
As always, a common sense approach is best.
Mac22, you asked for feedback. You have captured nice, natural smiles in a few of the photos. But it does appear to me that several of the subjects seem rather unhappy to have the camera pointed at them. Many of them don't smile at all. I couldn't possibly know if this has to do with your run-in with the photographer or if the moment you saw was simply lost a milisecond later. Some images also have magenta and green tints which look a bit odd (the skin tones look off). Also most images would benefit from cropping to remove irrelevant things/people (doorframe in L1010441 and woman to the right in L1010458 for instance). A better use of DOF to focus on the main subject would also have elevated the quality. The photo with the little girl is somewhat creepy, too, with the man open-mouthed looking at her and the quite unsure look on the girl's face.
Just my two cents not ever having shot a wedding professionally so take it for what it's worth.
Edited by philipus, 07 May 2012 - 13:02.