Wedding Photographer Arrested After Allegedly Having Sex With Guest, Urinating in Public, and Threatening Police

Wedding Photographer Arrested After Allegedly Having Sex With Guest, Urinating in Public, and Threatening Police

A wedding photographer took more than pictures when she was allegedly discovered having sex with a guest during a wedding in Weatherford, Texas on November 24, 2018. 

Some people are more difficult than others to get to smile, but an Arlington, Texas-based photographer may have gone too far according to a story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Instead of focusing on the bride and groom, things apparently clicked with wedding photographer Katherine Mehta and another person as she was allegedly discovered having sex at the Springs Events in Weatherford, Texas. It is unknown whether it was a dark room. 

Guests then notified an off-duty Parker County Sheriff's deputy who zoomed in to confront the overexposed photographer. After leaving the room where she was having sex, Mehta walked to a fountain where more problems began to develop. She began to yell, then walked to a tree to urinate before being arrested for placing her "watermark."

Sheriff's deputies placed Mehta in a patrol car, but before arriving at jail, the report says she threatened police officers: “Y’all families will be dead by Christmas, y’alls daughters are dead. My dad is going to find out about this, and y’all are (expletive) dead. D-E-A-D," the report said. 

Newsweek is reporting that a woman who claims to be Mehta's sister says her drink was spiked before she made it to the wedding and that she was defending herself against unwanted advances from two men, and it was her yelling and attempts to get help as well as being ill from the spiked drink that were misconstrued.

Mehta faces charges for public intoxication and obstruction/retaliation. She is free after posting over $10,000 in bail. 

Image courtesy of Parker County Jail.

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Chris Spicks's picture

Article dismisses her side where she said she was given a spiked drink by two men. For a wedding photographer to get that trashed, seems weird to me. Seems someone would have said "we saw her pounding tequila and we kept asking her to shoot".. How does the photog go on that kind of a spiral with no one noticing.

Tim Ericsson's picture

Yeah this seems a little fishy. Would like to hear more of her side before passing judgements.

Alex Cooke's picture

In fairness to Thomas, the source where he found the story, linked in this article, says absolutely nothing about a statement from her: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article222...

If you point me in the direction of where you saw her statement, I'll update the article immediately.

Tim Ericsson's picture

https://www.newsweek.com/wedding-hell-photographer-had-sex-guest-peed-tr...

Here's the relevant section. Admittedly, this is also hearsay from her supposed sister. I haven't seen the photographer herself make any statements. But since the whole story is still in flux, I think it's important information:

"According to a woman claiming to be Mehta's sister, the 26-year-old had had her drink spiked before she arrived at the wedding and fell ill at the venue. She also claimed Mehta was trying to defend herself from the advances of two men at the venue.

'She said she went outside, and she said these two men tried to approach her and do inappropriate things," the woman told WFAA. "And she said she was yelling and trying to get help, and things got turned around in a negative way.'"

Alex Cooke's picture

Thanks so much, Tim. I updated the article.

Tim Ericsson's picture

Always willing to help a fellow fascist devil lol!

Alex Cooke's picture

Lol!!! The funniest part is that I'm pretty sure this is the first time you and I have actually spoken directly. Quite the conspiracy.

Tim Ericsson's picture

Haha! I think you’re right!

Thomas Campbell's picture

Thanks for the link, Tim. Newsweek posted that article over a dozen hours after I wrote this article. The Star-Telegram article was the only one I found about this story when I wrote it.

As more information comes to light, or if Ms. Mehta wishes to go on the record to tell her side of the story, I would love to follow up with all new information.

Tim Ericsson's picture

Sounds good, Thomas. Thanks!

Since you copied the story from only 1 source, maybe you should leave journalism to professionals or verify more than one place for information before putting it up here?

Don't take it the wrong way, writing on Fstoppers is good! But don't confuse this with journalism where they actually check sources before publishing (not talking about rags and shitty papers but actual news outlets).

Alex Cooke's picture

Certainly a fair point and something to keep in mind going forward. And thank you for the compliment!

David Love's picture

Everything isn't always black and white. Sure it was more than just some guy getting his print developed from her.

Edward Blake's picture

Oops

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At the jail, and during a search, a prescription bottle of Alprazolam was found in the pocket of her jacket, the arrest report said. The prescription bottle was in her name. Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, according to WebMD.

Investigators believe she mixed Alprazolam with alcohol.

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Both alcohol and alprazolam work to depress central nervous system functions. In combination, these two drugs work synergistically to dramatically increase the buzz effect normally experienced with alcohol. The euphoric high associated with heavy drinking is likewise increased when under the effects of alprazolam, and users may not be fully aware of the quantity of drugs they consume while under the mutual effect.

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Edit: apparently I have to state the bleeding obvious for morons who lack the ability to suspend their emotional response to read clear English.

Nowhere did I justify, or comment upon, the tone or implications of the article.

Still doesn't warrant the blatant slut shaming in the article.

2 sentences about the actual unlawfull behavior (count them!) and the res is puns about a woman having sex with a stranger.

Edward Blake's picture

Apparently I have to state the bleeding obvious for morons who lack the ability to suspend their emotional response to read clear English.

Nowhere did I justify, or comment upon, the tone or implications of the article.

Why the insults?

I was actually agreeing with all you said (there is some bad behavior there) but it doesn't warrant slut shaming her in the first place then casually mentioning what is actually of legal importance as an after thought in the article.

Why do you feel so threatened?

If I cut your toe off you'll live too but that doesn't mean it's warranted or decent...

What a strange way to behave...

Edward Blake's picture

Let me rephrase in a way your simple mind can comprehend. If you don't want people to immediately assume you are being a contrarian asshole, then don't act like a contrarian asshole.

Savvy?

Who hurt you so bad in life that you need to talk like this?

Seriously? Get help.

Edward Blake's picture

Did I hurt your feelings? Do you believe that what you say should have no consequence?

And still, nowhere did I say anything about the language, tone, or implications of the author of this article.

You threw in a 'but' that was totally irrelevant to my post, then you complained about the fact you got bitten for it. Typical human, who is unable to accept the fact that you may have some fault for the consequences of your actions; it's always the other person's fault. You are utterly pathetic.

Mr. Blah, join the model/photog groups she is a part of on FB, and you will see why. Apparently, she has a rep, and a lot of models and photogs are praising Karma.

Haaa yes. Because no one ever slanders another on social media therefore it's a great source of unbiased information.

FFS sake...

Matt Williams's picture

I take xanax too. It is really entirely irrelevant to this slut shaming exploitative garbage.

Edward Blake's picture

Apparently I have to state the bleeding obvious for morons who lack the ability to suspend their emotional response to read clear English.

Nowhere did I justify, or comment upon, the tone or implications of the article.

Johnny Rico's picture

Saw this dribble over on Peta, now why again are you posting this tabloid garbage?

Chris Spicks's picture

We once again cross over the lines of immediately discounting whatever a woman says. Even if she had those Alprazolam in her pocket, I'd like to give benefit of the doubt that an experienced photog would still be keeping track of their alcohol intake WHILE ON THE JOB.. If having the pills and drinking were an issue, I'd assume she'd have more of a record from any given Friday night, rather than 'at work'...

MAYBE she got way too drunk.
MAYBE she was actually slipped something.
MAYBE if you repost the same article that is posted everywhere else, you include both possible scenarios and don't just victim shame.

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