The Church is a place of sacred worship as well as joyful celebration! We understand the desire to memorialize special religious occasions with photos and videos. We ask that you please plan ahead and follow our guidelines for taking amateur or professional pictures or videos within the Church during ceremonies. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rene Weising at her email or 407-876-2211, thank you!
Note: Photography/Videography guidelines for the Daily Chapel are currently under revision. Once approved, they will be posted here. If your future wedding is scheduled for the Daily Chapel, please contact Rene Weising for questions.
The guidelines below are for weddings in the Main Church. These may also be revised.
You are welcome to have a photographer and/or videographer present at your wedding. He/she must be bonded and insured. Prior to the wedding, please have a conversation with the photographer regarding their responsibility in following these guidelines.
Please remind photographers, videographers and guests with cameras that there is no flash photography allowed during the ceremony. Video camera placement must be near the choir, close to the Baptismal Font. After the ceremony, a period of 45 minutes maximum is set aside for pictures. Please provide your photographer/videographer with this information so they will be familiar with the church’s expectations. Any questions concerning the above information have your photographer contact the Marriage Preparation Advisor Rene Weising at her email or 407-876-2211 x285.
Guidelines for use of Flowers in our Church
You have the option of arranging your own flowers brought into the Church on the day of the wedding, or if available, using the Church provided flowers designated for the weekend Masses. If you arrange for your own flowers however, we ask that attention be given to flowers befitting that of a sacred space. You may order flowers from a florist, but remove them from the Church following your wedding. The dropping or throwing of flower petals (real or silk) by a flower girl is not permitted.
Flowers are not present or permitted in Holy Family Church during Lent or Advent.
Examples of flower placements:
Similar guidelines are in play.
There is limited time for photography after the baptism. Be aware that preparations for a liturgy after the baptism may commence as soon as the baptism ends.
Masses with the Bishop are under the auspices of the Diocese of Orlando. Per diocesan rules, the parish will hire a professional photographer for confirmation and photos with the bishop. Since these photos are made available to families for free, other photography will not be allowed except from the non-reserved-area pews. The diocese has asked parishes to announce and enforce this policy.
First Communion Masses
Families of students have the ability to decline photos of their minor children. Please contact the catechist/youth minister or other youth leader in charge of the occasion you wish to photograph or video to ascertain which students may not be photographed.