As a recent baal simcha, I have a simple request: People should not be taking pictures with the Smartphones at simchos. Firstly, it ruins the simcha. The entire simcha, people are running around like lunatics taking pictures with their phones. They get in everyone’s way and make a mockery of the proceedings. It is so disturbing.
And when they stick their phones in the faces of rabbonim, it is a bizayon.
Secondly, many baalei simcha don’t want pictures taken. You have no right to take pictures on your phone and then share it seconds later with your WhatsApp group and all your friends.
So let’s put an end to it. People taking pictures with their phones at simchos should be thrown out.
A Frustrated Baal Simcha