A wedding photographer has gotten people talking after he turned to Reddit to explain why he deleted all of the couple’s photos from their big day. The photographer, who usually works as a dog groomer, was hired to photograph the couple’s wedding for ten hours while only being paid $250 for the work. When the couple denied the photographer food, water, and a break, he realized he was working the wedding of a pair of monsters – or so he thought.

The photographer shared his story on the “Am I an A**hole” subreddit. Usually, he works as a dog groomer but was hired to do the special event. He’s not a professional photographer and just takes photos of dogs throughout the day to post on social media.

The deal was not a good one for the photographer. Because his friend was getting married on a small budget, they asked the photographer to do the job for just $250, despite having to be on his feet for ten hours. After working the entire day, the photographer approached the groom to ask for a break but was refused one.

At this point, the groom told the photographer that he could either continue without food and water or just go home. When the wedding photographer heard that, he deleted the photos from the special day and left.

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

“On the day of, I’m driving around following the bride as she goes from appointment to appointment before the ceremony, taking photos along the way. I shoot the ceremony itself, and during the reception, I’m shooting speeches and people mingling.

“I started around 11 am and was due to finish around 7:30 pm. Around 5 pm, food was being served, and I was told I could not stop to eat because I needed to be a photographer; in fact, they didn’t save me a spot at any table. I’m getting tired and, at this point, kinda regretting doing this for next to nothing. It’s also unbelievably hot: the venue is in an old veteran’s legion, and it’s like 110F, and there’s no AC [air conditioning].

“I told the groom I need to take off for 20min to get something to eat and drink. There’s no open bar or anything, I can’t even get water, and my two water bottles are long empty. He tells me I need to either be a photographer or leave without pay. With the heat, being hungry, being generally annoyed at 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 took off saying I’m not his photographer anymore. If I was to be paid $250, honestly, at that point, I would have paid $250 just for a glass of cold water and somewhere to sit for 5 min.

“Was I the a******? They went right on their honeymoon, and they’ve all been off of social media, but a lot of people have been posting on their wall asking about photos with zero responses.”

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