A wedding photographer who went viral after describing how she deleted photos of a newly married couple from their big day broke her silence on social media.
In a post posted on Reddit’s “Am I The A ** hole” forum last month, the photographer described how she made the decision to delete the wedding photos after being denied a 20-minute break, “um something to eat and drink “.
The woman, who referred to herself as a “dog groomer,” said she agreed to film the event for a flat fee of $ 250 to do the newlyweds a favor.
However, things turned sour after she asked the groom to take a break, only to learn that she “must either be a photographer or leave without pay”. She chose the latter option, deleting the pictures she’d taken during the all-day event in the process.
Despite the severity of her response, the woman was inundated with messages of support on Reddit, with many denouncing the bride and groom’s behavior.
Now she has returned to the forum to provide an update on how the situation has evolved since her last post.
Under the name IcyReserve6995, the photographer published that the bride contacted her after her honeymoon to hear her “side of the story”.
According to the Post, the groom was “not honest” with his bride about what happened on her big day and told her the photos were lost due to “camera problems”.
However, the photographer refused to let that slide.
“I made her clear what happened and told her that while I felt guilty, there is no way I can treat someone who is doing them a favor,” she wrote. “She didn’t know about it and asked if we could fix it somehow.”
After a clear conversation, they agreed on a deal where the couple pays the photographer to take some brand new photos of the newlyweds. “She offered me the original $ 250, and I agreed, on the condition that I stick to word one of crap from one of them,” explained the photographer.
The bride also turned down her offer to restore the deleted pictures from an SD card to her camera, and the couple agreed to sweep what happened “under the rug” and move on.
The photographer also revealed that despite the difficulties of the day, her efforts have given her additional work as both the wedding DJ and church minister hire her for off-event jobs. “I’m not sure I’m made for anything other than pet stuff, but it’s nice to have at least got something out of this ordeal,” she concluded.
The post, which received positive reviews 12,800 times, sparked even more debate over the wedding day drama, with some questioning the agreed fee and others criticizing the groom’s attempts to cover up the incident.
Reasonable_Tax2446 commented, “You basically worked long hours at the wedding, got no break or lunch, and no salary when the groom was causing problems. Now you will be working for her again for the $ 250 that it was before little?”
BlingBlingBoy0519 agreed, “I would tell her $ 250 for the current photo shoot and another $ 50-100 for wasting my time at the wedding and treating me like shit.” DiTrastevere, meanwhile, focused on the groom’s letter: “I would reconsider the whole damn marriage. Especially since my lover told everyone a twisted version of the story.”
“Either this bride is more aware of what happened than she is admitting and trying to save face for the consequences, or she is a complete doormat.”
Elsewhere, Backgrounding-Cat was surprised that the bride “didn’t want to try to save the photos,” with tri220987 agreeing that it was “very strange”.
Rendahlyn suggested that it could simply be because they were getting married on a tight budget and were “embarrassed” by the groom’s behavior.
Newsweek has contacted IcyReserve6995 for a comment.
The pressures associated with a big wedding can sometimes be too much for some couples.
For example, one woman recently went viral after revealing how she and her future husband abandoned their plans for a lavish wedding and instead opted for a quickie ceremony and spend the money on four honeymoons.
Another couple, meanwhile, chose to avoid marriage altogether by sending cards to their loved ones announcing that they were “not engaged”.
Stock photo of bride and groom posing for a picture – a wedding photographer who went viral after deleting a series of wedding photos broke their silence.
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