The dudes who wanted to yell I object but let the universe do it
It seems wedding photographers have some sort of a sixth sense where they know a couple is destined for doom. A thread on Reddit started by user HHS2019 proves exactly that. Here are 16 such stories where the photographer probably wanted to yell I object but let the universe do it instead.
1. plymouthvan wrote:
There is one particular venue that has a 100% divorce rate with our clients. It's a state park, which I've dubbed Omen Meadows.
2. Compulsive-Gremlin wrote:
Typically I saw red flags when the bride or groom is super quiet. I mean silent and just watching.
One instance was a groom who barely said ten words to anyone during the ceremony or reception afterwards. The bride and her mother were extremely loud and excited the entire time. The bride needed everything to be “perfect”. I dropped off the photo bundle with them two weeks later and he was still quiet. She however complained about all of the pictures because the groom wasn’t “smiling enough”. She wanted a discount because I couldn’t make him look happy enough.
They got divorced about a year later.
3. FiberWong wrote:
When one person is critical of the other during the shoot but then posts the photos with the caption: "about to marry my best friend and my soul mate". Also, when they badly Photoshop themselves and their partners to appear 'better looking' than they actually are.
4. MorgaseTrakand wrote:
To me the biggest sign is the cake cutting. Some people like to smear the cake everywhere as a joke, some people don't. Usually the couple is in sync about this. They know what the other would like and they don't smush cake on the others face if they wouldn't want that.
Sometimes one of them (usually the groom) will force cake all over the others face and embarrass and upset them. I've seen this happen a handful of times and all of those relationships that I have kept up with have ended in a divorce.
5. c64bandit wrote:
I try to get to know both people beforehand, so I can work in their hobbies/unique traits into my product. A big red flag is when one person is clearly trying to change the other. I had one dude who loved poker, craft beer, cigars, hanging with his rowdy friends, video games, etc. I planned a cool shoot where I had all his friends in an old west saloon, and he sees his bride to be, etc... but she steps in and declares "oh, he won't be doing any of those things any more." Poor bastard just sat there in silence as I awkwardly had to plan them shopping for a Yorkie puppy instead. Half way through post production after the wedding, he called and said he was getting an annulment. I wanted to say "could have told ya so!" But I try to stay neutral.
6. kylesford wrote:
I swear that all of the couples that have split up have smashed the cake in their SOs face. None of the nice cake couples have. Just my weird anecdotal experience. Maybe it’s a sign of respect for each other.
7. AlmousCurious wrote:
Constant apologizing for their other halves behavior/ attitude. Lack of input from one of them. Too much input from a family member(s). Anger, Inability to make a decision and stick with it. Overriding a once joint agreement of something. At one wedding I didn't actually meet the Groom till the day of. I just knew his name 'Joseph'.
8. wildeflowers wrote:
" When one of them tells me that they are type A and nothing will go wrong at their wedding or they will "freak out" and when something inevitably goes wrong, they do. No matter how much you plan, something always goes wrong, a button or zipper pops off, the cake melts, someone gets ill, or just any number of random uncontrollable things.
9. shinyquartersquirrel wrote:
The groom winking at both my assistant and I during the ceremony. He was not winking in the sense that he might have been tearing up or had something in his eye but there was a part in the ceremony where the couple sat down and he would lean his head back in his chair look past his soon to be wife and wink at me or look over his left shoulder and wink at my assistant. It was bizarre.
When I shot a Mormon wedding and the groom was pretty flamboyant and flirty with his best man. I later saw them fondling each other’s butts discretely when they thought no one was looking.
11. shattered-vase wrote:
It was the first wedding I ever photographed. I asked how he proposed and apparently he didn’t. The bride came home one day and was like “we’re getting married” and he was like “uh....alright”
The bride also RAN down the aisle to Beyoncé’s “Halo”. It was a sight. I believe they got a divorce a few years later.
12. william5000forever wrote:
Did some wedding pictures a few months back. Before the wedding, the groom asked me if my images are going to be on Facebook because he didn't want them online. I said it was going to be their pics and they can do what they want. Well 2 weeks after the wedding, the bride contacted me and said the pics were beautiful but she had left her new husband as he had a side chick. That's why he didn't want the pics online because the side chick would find out.
I've had people warn us not to rile up the groom and take too many pictures of him because he gets cranky easily. Your grown adult husband gets cranky he has to take pictures on your wedding day? Good luck!
Red flag: they care more about the wedding than the marriage (often manifests as bridezillas)
15. ItsJesseBro wrote:
I filmed a wedding yesterday. I believe the couple will be fine, but they probably should’ve just eloped. It was overall just a boring wedding.
I went to the restroom after the ceremony was over and walked in on a groomsman taking a dick pic at the urinals.
16. LazySumo wrote:
Few days after the nuptuals the groom's mom wrote the studio asking for a wedding album that DID NOT include any pics of the bride. Son and his family only. Two weeks later she moved in with them to 'help out her son'. Bride moved out less than 6 months later.