‘You will get an opportunity to build a pretty cool portfolio’: ‘Cheapskate’ bride slammed after advertising for a student photographer to take all her wedding pictures for FREE
- A bride has come under fire after placing an advertisement on Facebook
- She wanted a student photographer to take her wedding pictures for free
- However, many people were not impressed with the bride’s request
- The bride in question is getting married in a medieval-themed wedding in April
With the average couple splashing out around $30,000 on their dream wedding, it’s no wonder many brides and grooms are looking at ways to slash costs.
But a ‘cheapskate’ bride has come under fire after advertising for a student photographer to take all her wedding pictures for free.
Taking to social media, the New Zealand woman said a student would be the perfect candidate for her special day because it’s an ‘opportunity’ for them to ‘build their profile’.
She said her medieval-themed wedding reception will be held in a historic restaurant called Sign of Takahe in Christchurch in April.
‘I am looking for a student photographer wanting to get some experience or to build their profile,’ she said in Christchurch – Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook group.
‘Please note: This is a volunteering role. The bonus: You will get an opportunity to build a pretty cool portfolio. The theme of the wedding is medieval (Games of Thrones). If you’re keen, flick me a message.’
A New Zealand ‘cheapskate’ bride has come under fire after placing an advertisement on social media seeking a student to take their wedding photographs for free – she explained the wedding reception
However, many were not impressed with the bride’s request, with people suggesting the student should be paid for their work.
‘So I’m all for going to a student for cheaper services (my own photography budget is non existent) but wanting them to do if for free?’ one wrote.
Another said: ‘Just because you’re a “student” doesn’t mean you’re willing to do it for free. If someone is willing to do it for free, I doubt they would be any good.’
One commented: ‘If I had the opportunity to get married in a castle, my a** would be paying a good photographer to capture it so I could brag on Facebook.’
Another suggested: ‘Radical idea: students should be paid for their work.’
One posted: ‘It’s funny that as a creative [worker], other (broke as hell) students are always more willing to pay for my work than grown adults with cars and houses.
And another said: ‘This is such a bad idea but some cheapos [sic] have to learn the hard way.’
The New Zealand woman said a student photographer would be the perfect candidate who’s looking to ‘build their profile; (stock image)
Others joked about attending the wedding just for the free alcohol – while some suggested deliberating taking bad pictures if they were hired.
One said: ‘I would go and just get drunk for free with my camera hanging from my neck all night.’
Another posted: ‘They should take all the pictures with the lens cap on.’
‘It would be hysterical to take a ton of pictures and cut everyone’s head off. Or just get their heads and nothing else,’ another wrote.
And another added: ‘Cut all their heads off – it’s medieval.’
Meanwhile some former photography students said the opportunity wasn’t so bad as long as the bride doesn’t complain about the quality.
‘As long as she doesn’t tip them a new one if it isn’t super great quality or slander them for it, then I see nothing wrong with this,’ one said.
Another said: ‘There’s a lot of student photographers that would love to do this to help their portfolio. It would be nice to pay them a little something though.’
And one added: ‘I did a lot of work for free when I was building my portfolio… But I volunteered.’