These days it seems that no matter where you go, people have their phones glued to their hand, snapping photos for the 'gram.
And while in most situations it doesn't cause any harm, one professional photographer has had enough of people attending events and attempting to do her job for her.
Hannah Mbalenhle Stanley was recently hired to photograph a wedding and everything was going great – until a girl with an iPhone ruined everything.
The snapper was all set to capture the perfect photo of the bride and her father as they entered the church, when a guest decided to try and do the same thing, leaning out into the aisle and sticking her arm and camera straight into Hannah's line of view.
Hannah who lives in Fort Worth Texas, recounted the experience in a very honest open letter on Facebook asking people to stop viewing weddings through screens and simply be present in the special moment.
She wrote: "To the girl with the iPhone… 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.
"But instead, you wanted to take a photo with your phone, blocking my view, and taking a photo that you will not use."
She continued: "Guests, please stop viewing weddings you attend through a screen but instead turn OFF your phone, and enjoy the ceremony.
"You are important to the bride and groom, you would not be attending the wedding otherwise. So please, let me do my job, and you just sit back, relax and enjoy this once in a lifetime moment.
"Sincerely, wedding photographers."
Her post garnered a lot of attention, with more than 161,000 people sharing it and 160,000 people liking it.
Thousands also commented on it, sharing their thoughts on her words.
One person replied: "Once more for the people in the back with their flash on too please."
Another said: "I agree with this post. We are missing the authentic moments for photographs. Put your phones away and allow the memories to be etched in your mind forever."
A third added: "Word. It's always a race to be the first one to post on social."
However not everyone agreed, with some branding her 'unprofessional' for shaming the wedding guest.
"I am also a wedding photographer and I am blown away that you posted this," responded someone else. "You did get the shot right? If so great, you did your job! Why did you make a big deal of it and shame the guest? Not a good idea."
A second proclaimed: "A good photographer wouldn't bad mouth an excited guest, they'd simply Photoshop it out."
"Well damn. You have to be more assertive as a photographer. It's partly your fault. If needed, I'll be rude and push their hand," a different user wrote.
To these critics Hannah responded saying that in another situation she would have been more assertive, but as the bride was walking down the aisle and she didn't want to cause a scene, there was little she could do.
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