Photographer Deletes Couple’s Wedding Photos In Front Of Them

One person is asking the internet if they went too far in how they reacted to an issue that came up when they were shooting their friend’s wedding.

The situation is one where they may have gone too far. We’ll let you decide for yourself.

Your Wedding Day

Picture of bride and groom on the left and on the right see the photographer on the ground shooting it.
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Photo Credit: scouserdave / Reddit

Everyone wants to be able to have stunning photos on their wedding day.

A wedding photographer is someone who can help capture those memories and have them live on for years to come!

Photographers Are Expensive

Someone counting cash.
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Photo Credit: Sharon McCutcheon / Unsplash

However, as is the case with many things surrounding weddings, photographers are expensive.

Some photographers can charge thousands of dollars to shoot a wedding, which can really drive up the cost of your special day.

The Friend, A Dog Photographer

Photographer on the ground taking a picture of a dog on a cushion.
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Photo Credit: haysalpj / Reddit

One couple asked their friend to help out and shoot their wedding for them.

The friend, however, is not an actual photographer. They are a dog groomer who takes pictures of the dogs and posts them on social media. They agreed to shoot it for $250.

Long Hours, No Break Or Food

Buffet food with text bubble saying that they were not able to take a break or eat food.
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Photo Credit: fornaughtytimes / Reddit

The photographer started at 11 a.m. on the day of the wedding and captured every moment.

When it came time for the reception, they were told that they were not allowed to stop to eat.

Just Wanted A Glass Of Water

Wedding photographer with a couple cutting the cake. Text saying that they would pay $250 for a glass of water.
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Photo Credit: NeONBRAND / Unsplash

The reception was in an old legion hall which did not have air conditioning and was very hot.

The friend and photographer for the day asked to have a 20-minute break to get something to eat and drink and recharge.

Pictures Were Deleted

Delete button on the keyboard and text saying that they deleted the pictures.
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Photo Credit: Ujesh Krishnan / Unsplash

The couple did not allow the photographer to have a break and told them to shoot the wedding or leave without pay.

It was at that moment that the photographer asked if they were serious, then deleted all the pictures they had taken that day and left.

Support For The Photographer

Reddit comment: THIS! Thank you on behalf of all photographers. We like to zoom through the line, wolf down the food and be back at work so we don't miss any important stuff. That's why photographers eat when the couple eats. It's not a power trip. It just makes sense logistically. Trust me, we don't want to mingle with your guests or
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Photo Credit: Reddit

The comments came in by the thousands, with many people showing support for the photographer.

This person gave some more perspective as a photographer saying that it makes sense for the photographer to be given the opportunity to eat and have a break during the ceremony.

Why Wouldn’t They Get A Meal

Reddit comment: My photographer and my DJ both got full meals. Photographer was a good friend of mine and I was getting the
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Photo Credit: Reddit

Another comment brought up the point that since the photographer was helping a friend, they should have been treated fairly by the couple.

When it comes down to it, which side are you on—the couple’s or the photographer’s?