A photographer says she deleted hours of photos and left a wedding couple after refusing to let her take a break during their wedding. Illustration photo by Getty Images
- Wedding days can be stressful for everyone, especially the bride and groom.
- Service providers may also be under pressure to do their best to please the bride and groom.
- However, a Reddit photographer couldn’t stand the bride and groom’s impossible demands after refusing to let her take a break to eat on the wedding day.
- So when the groom gave her an “ultimatum,” she withdrew from their deal by removing hours of photos and ditching them.
A Reddit user explained that she tried to help a friend on her wedding day by taking photos, even though she is a dog groomer.
She admits that she’s decent at taking photos, even though she really only takes photos of the dogs she grooms to post on social media.
But when her friends, who were on a tight budget, asked her to be their wedding photographer, she agreed to do it for $ 250 (around R3,600) for the 10-hour event.
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Everything seemed to be going well when the day started.
“On the day of, I’m driving to follow the bride from date to date before the ceremony, taking pictures along the way. I film the ceremony itself, and during the reception I film speeches. and people mingling, “says the photographer, adding that she started around 11:00 am and was due to finish around 7:30 pm.
“Around 5 pm, the food is served, and I was told that I couldn’t stop to eat because I had to be the photographer; in fact, they did not reserve a seat for me at any table. I’m tired and at this point a little regretting that I did this for next to nothing, ”says the photographer.
At this point, she told the groom that she had to leave for 20 minutes to eat and drink as there was no bar open and there was no more water in her water bottle.
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Things started to go wrong because the groom then told her that she had to be a photographer or leave without pay.
“With the heat, being hungry, being generally annoyed by the circumstances, I asked if he was sure, and he said yes, so I deleted all the photos I took in front of him and left. by saying that I am no longer his photographer “, says the photographer who now wonders if she has not acted too harshly.
“If I were to be paid $ 250, honestly at that point I would have paid $ 250 just for a glass of cold water and a place to sit for 5 minutes,” the photographer explains.
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The couple went on their honeymoon and quit social media.
“A lot of people have posted questions about unanswered photos on their wall,” shares the photographer.
Another Reddit user asked what the original arrangement was, given that the photographer and the bride and groom were friends.
“Initially I was just going as a guest, I had a table and a food order. They took it away because I was no longer a guest but I hired help.” , explained the photographer.
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Another user said he found it rude to treat the photographer this way, saying, “I have never been married, but it makes sense to feed the photographer, DJ and organizer as well. wedding. If they’re going to be there all day, then they absolutely should be fed. Besides, that seems like the polite thing to do. “
Another user said they nurtured the service providers at their wedding, saying, “It was the same at our wedding. Our photographer was a friend who was trying to get his business started. The DJ was just right. random DJ we hired Both ate well Our food was really good.
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