Church vicars called 'rude' and 'aggressive' by over 900 wedding photographers

Julieanne Whyte Photography Diary of a Wedding Photogapher TikTok grab
(Image credit: Julieanne Whyte Photography Diary of a Wedding Photogapher)

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams (head of the Anglican Church) has admitted that vicars can be a 'complete pain' and 'over controlling' of photographers during weddings following the publication of a petition started by wedding photographer Rachel Roberts.

This follows a growing spate of TikTok videos discussing priests and vicars banning photographers from shooting during the ceremony, apparently regardless of the wishes from the couple. One such posting seems to have been the last straw for Roberts, the widely shared clip of a photographer being told off by an officiant on TikTok.

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