So I'm booked to shoot a wedding at the end of the month. Weddings aren't really my thing, but they do bring in a few dollars, so every now and then, I'll sacrifice my principles...:er: Anyway, after meeting with the couple and getting the addresses of the venues for the ceremony and the reception I went to scout them out. The church appeared straight-forward, a little dimmer than I'd like, but nothing I can't work with. After my initial recce, I went back to the church office to ask them if they had any specific protocols in this church concerning photography. Of course the 'no flash' was a given, but when they said ABSOLUTELY NO photographs during the actual ceremony, I was blown away (And my clients were none to happy when I called them with the news either). I can shoot the procession coming up the aisle, but nothing while they're at the alter. As I said, I don't do many weddings, and most of the ones I do are casual, out-door or non-church affairs. So, my question to the more experienced wedding photogs here is: Is this common?