We’ve all heard stories about friends being told to stay away from the photographer.
All too often the reasons given are just excuses.
It’s your wedding ! If your friends want to follow us around, then encourage them.
At many weddings and enthusiastic friend has followed on and the photoshoot has also been a training session. Others just want a few images for their own record or as a gift for you. Either way, they can only add to the variety of shots you get. As far as copying the shots is concerned, I find that the images captured are usually vastly different to my own.
So if your friends want to tag along, thats fine. If they want to learn how to photograph a wedding, then introduce them to me and I’ll happily teach along the way.