hardly religious here, and I side with the priest as well. Most weddings I rarely even pay attention to the photographers. I know they're there. I see them, they are out in front taking pics a lot during the entrance and at various times throughout the ceremony. Big deal.
But you can become distracting. you're taking pictures, not trying to record every moment in time by busting thru every moment so you basically have a video file. More is not always better.
anyway, it was funny reading the comments under the article. Some claiming the priest just "ruined" their wedding. Well if that ruined it, they're in for a pretty short and bumpy ride together marriage is tougher than a tiny uncomfortable moment