Photographer Wants To Know If He’s the Jerk For Deleting Wedding Photos In Front of Rude Groom
One dog groomer shared on Reddit that he is not a professional photographer; however, he always takes pictures of the dogs he grooms and shares many of his pictures on social media. This is a fun hobby for him, but that’s the only time he ever really takes photos.
One of the dog groomer’s friends asked him for a favor. He wanted him to take photos at his wedding even though he is not a professional photographer. He offered to pay $250 for 10 hours of work. The dog groomer agreed, but on the day of the wedding, he regretted that decision.
The work day started when he took pictures of the bride while she was getting ready for the wedding. Then, he also took pictures at the ceremony. Finally, he was at the reception. It was 5pm, and he realized the bride and groom hadn’t saved him a seat and refused to let him take a break to eat anything or even drink some water. He wrote, “I started around 11am and was due to finish around 7:30pm. Around 5pm, food is being served and I was told I cannot stop to eat because I need to be photographer.”
At this point, the dog groomer approached the groom, the friend who hired him to be the wedding photographer, and told him, “I need to take off for 20min to get something to eat and drink.” The groom not only refused but gave him an ultimatum that completely backfired.
The groom said, “Either be photographer, or leave without pay.” The dog groomer “asked if he was sure, and he said yes.” Right then and there, he deleted all of the photos he had taken at the wedding right in front of the groom. Then he left.
The dog groomer seems to be having second thoughts about his actions. He wonders if he shouldn’t have deleted the photos in front of the groom. The bride and groom are on their honeymoon, but he sees their friends on social media asking about wedding photos.
Reddit users seems to feel that the dog groomer was not the one who did anything wrong. Multiple people explained that they made sure they fed their photographer when they got married. One comment reads, “Got married, and anyone we hired was provided a meal and allowed to take breaks. They swindled you.”
Another person wrote, “We had almost this exact situation with one of our friends, but we paid her 250 just to shoot photos before the wedding and then during the 20 minute ceremony, nothing else. She of course had a seat and we would never have denied her a break or food.”
One person believes the dog groomer should have kept the photos. The comment explains, “OP shouldn’t have deleted the pictures. As satisfying as it is, they should have just left and then when her friend asked about them later should have said she’d sell them the pictures for double or triple the price.”
Do you think the dog groomer made the right decision to delete the photos? Who do you think was in the wrong, the groom or the dog groomer?