This app is the nightmare of wedding photographers brought to life

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, August 10, 2015 at 2:25 PM EST

Wedding photographers might want to look away. A new app called Ceremony is looking to crowdsource wedding photography using guests and their smartphones.

Available for download on iOS and Android, Ceremony allows couples to set up a dedicated event in the app and invite guests to join via an email or custom URL.

Upon arriving at the event, guests can open up the app and capture images of the festivities. Even if they don’t use the app itself to capture the images, guests can upload photos captured in another app en-masse at a later time.

Upload images are sent directly to Ceremony’s servers, where the bride and groom can later browse through, share, and even download the images in full resolution if they opt for the premium version.

Ceremony is admittedly a neat idea and clever use of crowdsourcing, but the last thing any wedding photographer needs is another smartphone in the way of the first kiss or father walking his daughter down the aisle.

Consider this a PSA. If you think your clients are looking to use Ceremony or a similar service, you might want to convince them otherwise, for reasons Ohio wedding photographer Corey Ann sums up ever so nicely in her blogpost, ‘Why You Should Have an Unplugged Wedding’.

If you would like to take Ceremony for a spin regardless, you can download it for free in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. You can make a $4.99 in-app purchase to unlock premium features, such as custom event codes and the ability to download full resolution images.