Think you've found the best use for FaceTime? Think again…

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  1. agp macrumors member

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    About a year ago my Brother-in-law and his girlfriend announced their engagement and plans to get married in Gibraltar on the 14th July, and being a wedding photographer I was asked to photograph their wedding. The plan was for me and my wife to go out to Gibraltar for a weeks holiday with the wedding in the middle.

    A few months later my wife and I found that we were expecting our first child with the due date only 2 weeks prior to the wedding. Obviously we had to rearrange the plans and now my wife Jo would stay at home while I fly over to Gibraltar just for the wedding.

    Anyway, June came around and our son Isaac was born on the 20th. Jo was sad to be missing the wedding, but flying with such a little one was going to be a bit much. Then enters the iPhone 4…..both myself and my brother-in-law had bought one
    a week or so before the wedding and we hit upon the idea of FaceTimeing Jo in if we were fortunate enough to have WiFi access at the venue.

    To cut a long story short, after a bit of faffing with wifi configuration at both ends we managed to get a link and Jo joined us all the way from the UK for the wedding at the top of Gibraltar's rock with views of Spain, Gibraltar, and Moroco for the entire ceremony, guests mingling, and for the speeches. She had the best view of the event and even made it into group photos, as you can see from the photos below.

    FaceTime worked flawlessly and Jo felt like she was there with us.

    The venue of the wedding is http://www.monscalpesuite.com/

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  2. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    That's a good use for Facetime, but are you sure that they want their wedding photos posted in a public forum like that?
     
  3. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    That is awesome. I love facetime because everyone is finding ways to integrate it into their lives and capture important moments. :D
     
  4. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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  6. agp thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes they're perfectly fine with this and as mac fanatics suggested I made a story out of the event.
     
  7. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I like the family photo with your wife in Abeing FaceTimee through. Apple should use that in a commercial :).
     
  8. judesign macrumors newbie

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    Wow those are great shots. What camera and lens were you using? Very cool story by the way.
     
  9. stridemat Moderator

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    Submit them to Apple and live off the commission!


    Looks like it worked well.
     
  10. agp thread starter macrumors member

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    I use a Canon 5D and 5D Mk II. The lens I think all those were shot with was the Canon 24-70 f2.8 L lens.
     
  11. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    I am betting 10 bucks Apple will pick these up.

    You read it here first.
     
  12. josielinnea macrumors regular

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    What a wonderful story!
    And what a amazingly beautiful bride! Wow!
     
  13. Savor Suspended

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    That is a great camera you have there.

    I thought I was seeing a FaceTime ad from Apple.
     
  14. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    Great story! Real life is better than the Apple Facetime ads!
     
  15. Striker-UMB macrumors regular

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    I had a good laugh at the group shot, and then you see the women holding up the iPhone 4, and you see Joe's face.
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Thanks for sharing OP.
     
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    That's pretty neat.

    Too bad the chances of other reception halls like that having wifi are slim.
     
  19. gil716 macrumors newbie

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    That's a very nice story. Sure the technology has existed, but once you standardize it and put it into the hands of 3+ million users with a simple user interface, then adoption begins.
     
  20. agp thread starter macrumors member

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    Re-reading my post I realised I didn't make enough of my gorgeous son Isaac who also was shown to the guests via FaceTime - though managed to sleep the entire time.
     
  21. Block macrumors 6502a

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  22. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    UH. What?
     
  23. sleyeu macrumors 6502

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    BDSM!!!!
     
  24. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    HAHAHAHAhahaa...uh...ummmm...awkward
     

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