Leaving cameras out for your guests is a great past time and can be great fun, but it’s expensive* and a hassle in an age where most of your guests will have smartphones with a better camera anyway.
* $0.85-$1.25 per photo on average depending on film and scan quality (15 cameras = 27 photos per camera = 405 photos = roughly $345-$510 depending on film and development options selected.)
Your hashtag is awesome, but you never get to see fun life bloopers on social media, and they compress images and make it very difficult to download them for your permanent access or personal storage. Supplement your hashtag with quality, full-resolution, permanent photo memories from your guests: bloopers and all.
You can always track down friends and family directly after the event. But that’s a hassle for you, and maybe their plus one, whom you don’t know, is a quiet photography prodigy.
We don’t want to replace your photographer. But we do think amateur candids capture magical moments, and photographers are not in everyone’s budget. We want to supplement your day with your guests’ perspectives, not replace your official photos.