Hank: Of course, sitting down with the minister/father and trying to negotiate as to the reason why you can’t film would be the easiest remedy but most churches (up here anyway) that have a policy like this in place usually stick to their policy with NO exceptions. Newer contemporary churches aren’t that bad, it’s the older more traditional churches that seem to be the problem ones. A lot has to do with the age of the officiate too. Older clergy are harder to convince versus younger clergy who seem more in tune with changing and modern times.
I have never run into any anti camera churches but I have run into some where the father made it clear that I had to be as inconspicuous (almost invisible) as possible and that certain areas were off limits as far as setting up gear.
mmontgomery: Interesting workaround but if there is a policy of no cameras in a church, I would think that this would mean attendees as well as pro videographers. A person sitting in the pew that pulls out a camera in a church knowing that they are not permitted would be very disrespectful I would think.
brandon0409: I guess I would think you have 2 choices. 1):Turn the whole thing down. 2):If jobs are few and far between and you want the money, take the job and do the best you can. Just make sure the bride is aware of what she is going to get in the end. As far as putting your name on it, it would be totally up to you. Remember that we are only talking about the actual ceremoney being the problem here. There is a lot more to a wedding video project then just the ceremoney. Personally, I think I would add a little disclaimer at the bottom of the screen like I mentioned eariler and I would put my name on it.