Good photographers will understand that your priest is skilled in ensuring you and your guests experience a beautiful, meaningful and spiritual service.
They should be discrete and considerate during the service and not spoil the experience of your wedding guests. It should be possible for them to find viewpoints of your service without being disruptive.
Please pass on our simple rules to your ceremony photographer:
Be Quiet - No noisy camera shutter sounds or talking during the service Be Discrete - Do not block the guests view Be Respectful - Keep a reasonable distance from the priest
Once the service begins the priest is in charge and can stop the ceremony at any time if necessary.
SOCIAL MEDIA Some couples are happy for photos and films to go online from the beginning of the day until it ends, but others might like to see their wedding photos and be the first to share them, perhaps even after the big day. If you’d like more control over how much of your wedding is photographed and shared and would like a brief notice at the start of the service please let us know. You might even put a note in the wedding invitations.
DRONES Please contact us for permission if you are planning on having a drone to record your wedding. They are noisy and must not fly overhead during your service. Drones are not permitted to fly anywhere near Ayia Kyriaki church as it an archaeological site.
The Anglican Church of Paphos accepts no liability for accidents or damage caused by drones during the service and their use is at your own risk.
Drones must be registered with the CAA in the commercial category; open category drones are not permitted. Operators must have a copy of their operating permit with them and must follow the rules as specified in the relevant law (Civil Aviation UAS Decree 402/2015).
Operators must have their own relevant personal and property liability insurance and most importantly have equipment that has a fail safe should it have any technical issues in the air.
If the drone operator isn't a properly trained professional, you risk having accidents (none of which you would ever want, but especially not on your wedding day).
Information about Drones in Cyprus, including a list of registered operators can be found here: https://www.drones.gov.cy