Wedding Photographer's Badly-Angled Photo Goes Viral

Wedding Photographer's Badly-Angled Photo Goes Viral

Looking through the photos from your friend's wedding should be an enjoyable experience. We're often looking our best and have plenty of great memories of the day - but one man has taken to Twitter after spotting one not-so-great photo of himself.

In hiring a wedding photographer, we'd expect them to capture our friends, family and guests from the most flattering angles possible. But when Mike Tague - who was an usher at one of his close friend's weddings - received this photo back, he took to ridiculing it on Twitter - and it has since gone viral.

Nestled amongst the rest of the photos - which we hope are better than this particular shot - was one the photographer had taken of Tague and his partner - with Tague's head distorted from a glass chute. His tweet poking fun at the incident has amassed more than 63,000 Retweets and 254,000 Likes at the time of writing.

He even posted a closer crop for us all to enjoy.

Should the photographer have omitted this photo from his final selection?

Lead image photo credit: Alicia Zinn.

[via Metro]

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Leigh Miller's picture

mmm I might have cropped it...but in fairness this seemed to be a candid shot of an "individual" not a couple. Our social system is still kind of new at the idea of a couple being same-sex I think. Just last Summer a friend whom I've know for years was looking through one of my sample wedding albums and was shocked that I shot a number of same-sex weddings... it's likely an innocent oversight...good joke though but not controversial.

Also you have to consider that most wedding photographers experience a little tunnel vision during culling/editing and a little foolishness can sneak in there from time to time.

Anonymous's picture

I didn't get the impression that was the issue but merely an incidental observation they were partners. As for your same-sex observations, I'll never get used to it, in the same way I still do a double take when I see piercings, tattoos, unnatural hair color, etc.. I'm not judging them, it's just not what I'm used to so it's always surprising.

Anonymous's picture

What I meant was, I don't judge them personally. Their actions are a horse of a different color.

Motti Bembaron's picture

The photographer should have cropped it but seriously, big deal. So he delivered a bad photo. He should not have ridiculed the photographer. I give my clients the right to share their photos on social media as much as they want. Thankfully, so far, all my clients are kind and gracious.

Anonymous's picture

I didn't think he was ridiculing the photographer. I got the impression he thought it was funny but then, I'm always looking for humor.

Motti Bembaron's picture

Very well could be. The article uses the word ridicule so I assumed he did it with not so good intention, but I could be wrong.

Keep up the positive attitude :-)

user-156929's picture

My bad. I thought you meant the wedding guest, not the author of the article. You could very well be right. Re-reading the article, it's difficult to tell.

Motti Bembaron's picture

Yes, I actually did mean the wedding guest (actually usher). Jack, the author of this article had no intention of ridiculing the photographer, probably the opposite

In the article Jack, the author says: "...But when Mike Tague - who was an usher at one of his close friend's weddings - received this photo back, he took to ridiculing it on Twitter - and it has since gone viral"

He (the usher) might not have had any bad intentions and just did it as a joke, but it could be hurtful to the photographer.

I would have not given this photo to my client without cropping it.

user-156929's picture

But isn't "ridiculing it on Twitter" the author's interpretation of the actual twitter post, "OK, So did I do something to offend the wedding photographer"? I don't know anything about Twitter so maybe there was more to the wedding guest's post?

I think it slipped through. I can't imagine the photographer intentionally delivering it with, or without, the glass shot. It's just not very good.

Motti Bembaron's picture

I also think it slipped through. A small mistake that unfortunately went viral.

Peter Gargiulo's picture

I would have included it, but then pointed it out as such: "Hey, what a funny capture, thought you'd get a chuckle!".

Rex Larsen's picture

Slow news day

michael buehrle's picture

too bad it wasn't shot on an iPhone too, now that's a story !

Sean Gibson's picture

I assume you're joking. You would have to live under a rock to not know what he meant. It also has no relevance.

Anonymous's picture

None of my sisters or my brother are gay, as far as I know. ;-)

Anonymous's picture

To me, it sounds like they want to hide what it is, while saying there's no need to hide it. :-/

Assuming that photographers take a boatload of photos and still deliver a lot, I would have just omitted it. There had to still be a lot of inventory left to wow the clients.

Anonymous's picture

He probably missed it.

Simon Patterson's picture

That is an amusing oversight! Worth a quiet chuckle upon scrolling quickly down the social media feed.

Jon Miller's picture

Photographer should have left it out. This is why it's so important to double check the images you are sending to clients, you never know where they will end up on. One bad photo can ruin your future business one folks find out.