Badshahi Mosque is one of the most iconic landmarks in Lahore. It is a Mughal era Masjid that has become one of the most popular places for Nikkah, wedding ceremonies and photography. However, we have bad news for all the people who wanted to have their wedding photoshoot in Badshahi Masjid.
However, the administration that looks after the mosque has now banned wedding photography, the administration has announced that the photo shoots that were already scheduled to take place in the mosque would still happen. But no new projects would further be allowed and the photographers won’t be allowed to take wedding couples inside the mosque for photos.
As per mosque’s caretaker Abdul Khabeer Azaad, the ban was put in order after photographers took pictures of brides and grooms in inappropriate poses that were against the ethics of a mosque. It also disturbed the people praying there.
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Secretly, the photography community is happy with this decision as even when permission was granted for wedding photoshoots, only 15 minutes were given for photography. It gets troubling for the photographers to shoot in such a hurry.
However, for the about to be newlyweds this must be disappointing. But Lahore is a beautiful city, with not just historic places, but also other stunning mosques where newlyweds can shift to for their wedding photography and videography.