Wedding photographer with asthma gets COVID-19 after groom hides he was positive

Dec 17, 2020

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Wedding photographer with asthma gets COVID-19 after groom hides he was positive

Dec 17, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Texas wedding photographer recently got sick with coronavirus after a wedding she photographed. She contracted the virus at the maskless ceremony, thanks to the groom who hadn’t disclosed that he was positive.

According to Texas Monthly, the photographer spent an hour or two at the ceremony, indoors, and no one was wearing a mask. After that time, one of the bridesmaids allegedly approached her and thanked her for showing up considering “everything that’s going on with the groom.” When the photographer asked what she was talking about, the woman said that the groom had tested positive for the coronavirus the day before the wedding. “Don’t freak out,” the photographer recalls her saying. “He doesn’t have symptoms. He’s fine.’” One would think we’ve all learned by now that the coronavirus can be passed even if the carrier is asymptomatic. But what do you know, people are always so full of surprises.

Naturally, the photographer got worried, considering that she has asthma and three kids. She and her assistant left the ceremony early, and of course, it didn’t go without a fuss. According to Texas Monthly, the wedding planner said that “it was the most unprofessional thing she’d ever seen.” Bridesmaids reportedly accused her of “heartlessly ruining an innocent woman’s wedding day.” The photographer even says that one bridesmaid told her: “I’m a teacher, I have fourteen students. If I’m willing to risk it, why aren’t you?” This, kids, is how we get between 500,000 and nearly a million new cases globally every day.

Assuming what would happen, the photographer reorganized her life over the following days. She canceled her Thanksgiving plans with family, sent her kids to relatives’ houses, and subcontracted the upcoming weddings to other photographers. As you can probably assume, she soon started to feel sick and tested positive for the coronavirus.

I am already triggered by this story, but there’s more. The photographer recalled what one of the bridesmaids told her before she left the reception. Upon learning that the groom was positive for COVID-19, the photographer said: “I have children. What if my children die?” The bridesmaid reportedly responded, “I understand, but this is her wedding day.” Really, dude? In which universe is a wedding day more important than someone’s life?

I understand that the pandemic has screwed us all up and messed up with our lives big time. Some of my friends canceled their weddings this year, and my wedding photographer friends had less work than ever before. And I get it, canceling a ceremony is a logistic nightmare, plus it costs money. But hiding that you’re positive for COVID-19, not wearing a mask, and not keeping a distance is beyond irresponsible.

I’m curious to hear: how would you react if you were in the photographer’s place? But I’d also like to hear what you’d do if you were the groom who found out he was positive a day before the wedding? Let me know in the comments.

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15 responses to “Wedding photographer with asthma gets COVID-19 after groom hides he was positive”

  1. Haroen Dilrosun Avatar
    Haroen Dilrosun

    I would beat him up

  2. Don Navarro Avatar
    Don Navarro

    He should sue him for lost work and any medical bills.

  3. Tina Mooney Avatar
    Tina Mooney

    Makes me wonder if Covid was mentioned in the contracts they signed. There is definitely legal action to take. People still don’t get it and that is sad.

  4. Jason Page Avatar
    Jason Page

    Sounds like the groom was negligent

  5. Marius Budu Avatar
    Marius Budu

    Well… someone’s not getting their wedding photos back… or a refund

  6. Peter Cheuk Avatar
    Peter Cheuk

    That’s known as wreckless endangerment and people have been arrested for doing that.

  7. zep_addict Avatar
    zep_addict

    I wouldn’t attend an indoor wedding, even if I was being paid to be there.

    1. Camera operator Hong Kong Avatar
      Camera operator Hong Kong

      This story was full of red flags and the photographer kept shooting. Every answer from his client was careless and selfish.
      He should have walk away right when he saw that people did not water mask.
      He did not, I will not support this too much.
      It was his choice at this point.

      You can’t blame people for being stupid, but getting indoor for hours with a group of Covid sick people without a mask will get you sick. Period.

  8. Ryan Price Avatar
    Ryan Price

    ?

  9. Anna Moritz Avatar
    Anna Moritz

    Absolutely irresponsible!!!

  10. John Wojciechowski Avatar
    John Wojciechowski

    A class action lawsuit is in order. People think this is a joke. Wish there was jail time involved. Irresponsible!

  11. Rob Christie Avatar
    Rob Christie

    I’m not sure where I read that he hid it. It seems everyone else knew about it. Sometimes we’ve got to take responsibility for our own actions.

  12. Camera operator Hong Kong Avatar
    Camera operator Hong Kong

    “the photographer spent an hour or two at the ceremony, indoors, and no one was wearing a mask”
    .
    This is already so wrong.

  13. Francesco Pondrano Avatar
    Francesco Pondrano

    “Maskless ceremony” enough said… ?
    The photographer and all the guests practically walked into a trap.
    This should be considered criminal negligence of the groom and all those who knew his condition.

  14. John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    You can stop at “Maskless” This is pure 100% concentrated Darwinism. Moving on to next article.