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The article mentions it briefly, but I cannot emphasize enough the importance of checking with the pastor/priest/rabbi ahead of time to find out what is permitted. I am speaking as a pastor who has experienced photographers who think the wedding is simply a photo opportunity and that they are the paparazzi with authority to climb over altar rails, move all the way in for closeups, run around the altar... If a couple wants to get married in a church/synagogue, then it first has to be treated as a religious ceremony. For myself, I usually allow some freedom during the procession/recession (i.e., the photographer can get that coming-down-the-aisle shot and use flash), but once the wedding party is all in place, I do not want flash used. I try to suggest possible locations for photographing which will not interfere or be intrusive. Photographers may also want to consider staging moments before or after the service.

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