Wedding Photos: Photographer Explains Reason For Deleting All Friend’s Wedding Photos

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On one of the most special days of his life, a groom’s photographer friend deleted all his wedding photos in front of him – but for good reason.

Post on the forum ”Am i the asshole‘, user Icy-Reserve6995 admitted to deleting their friend’s wedding photos after a long day of shooting, without a break for drinks or something to eat.

On Reddit, the photographer explained that they weren’t professionals and accepted the gig as a favor to a friend. (Getty Images / iStockphoto)

In the post, the user explained that he was a dog groomer, who typically took photos of the dogs he worked with, but chose the wedding concert as a favor to a friend.

“I very rarely shoot at things other than dogs, even though I have a nice setup,” explained Icy-Reserve6995.

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“A friend got married a few days ago and, wanting to save some money, asked if I could shoot it for them. I told him it wasn’t really my forte but he got me. convinced by saying he didn’t care if they were perfect: they had a small budget and I agreed to shoot it for $ 250, which is nothing for a 10 hour event. “

Left at 11 a.m., the photographer was due to finish around 7:30 p.m. They spent the morning following the the bride from “meeting to meeting” to immortalize privileged moments before the big ceremony.

The wedding photographer follows the bride and groom
From 11 a.m., the photographer had no idea they were going to have a grueling day in scorching heat, with no chance for a break in the water. (Getty Images / iStockphoto)

This is when things took a turn for the worse.

“I film the ceremony itself, and during the reception I film speeches and people mingling.

“Around 5 pm food is served and I was told 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.

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“I’m tired and at this point I regret doing this for next to nothing. It’s also incredibly hot: the place is in a former legion of veterans and it’s 43 ° C and there is no air conditioning, ”they added.

Desperate to drink, with two long-empty water bottles and nowhere to refill them, the photographer asked if he could take 20 minutes to recover.

Wedding reception table
After being denied the opportunity to grab some water or something to eat, the photographer took it to the next level. (Getty)

“He tells me I have to be the photographer or leave without pay,” the user wrote.

“With the heat, hungry and 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. saying that I am no longer his photographer. “

Justifying his reaction, the user added that the $ 250 payment had no interest at this point: “I would have paid $ 250 just for a glass of cold water and a place to sit for 5 minutes.” , they recalled.

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Most Redditors agreed that the photographer was absolutely right.

“Even professional wedding photographers who are paid $ X,000 have time to relax and dine during reception / cocktail hour. It is absolutely unreasonable to expect someone to work 10 hours. without break / food / water, “one user wrote. .

“They wanted buddy fare but didn’t even spare you food? Dogs are much better people than these ‘friends’,” commented another.

Others thought that removing the images was a step too far.

“I shouldn’t have deleted the photos. As satisfying as it may be, they should have left, then when his friend asked him about them later, he should have told them that she would sell them the photos. for double or triple the price, ”one user suggested. .

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