A photographer has shared a very unusual request he received from a bride-to-be in the lead-up to her wedding.
The anonymous US Bride reached out to the professional photographer explaining that she was desperate to find someone two capture their two-day nuptials.
But in a bizarre twist, the bride-to-be said she also needed the photographer to take some “intimate photos” of their wedding night, as this would be their “first night together”.
At the bride’s request, she explained it would be her first time with her husband, and she wanted the photographer to preserve the moment as part of her two-day wedding.
The uncommon request has been disclosed when a woman from Florida shared the message sent by her wedding photographer friend in the group named That’s It, I’m Wedding Shaming (Non-ban happy edition) on Facebook.
The Florida woman shared it with the group saying: “Haha my photographer friend sends me the best stuff. “Can you photograph for 24 hours plus do a porn shoot for us losing our virginity after?”.
In her message to the photographer, the unidentified bride explained: “I just came across your page on Facebook as I’m looking for a last-minute photographer, the one we had just canceled on us”.
She went on to disclose her wedding coverage would be “unusual”. She said: “Our wedding is a bit unusual, and we need at least three to four photographers since it’s scheduled to last two days. But we would settle for two as beggars can’t be choosers.”
“We are willing to pay for all the raw images (I understand they can be pricey). We will also need some intimate photos after (our) wedding as this will be our first night together. Can you give me a quote for 20-25 hours of coverage, and for all the raws?” the bride added to her request.
The extraordinary request, which was shared with a wedding group on social media, created a huge reaction from shocked Facebook users, with many people joking that she was looking to turn her first sexual experience into a lewd movie.
One reader said: “Nothing makes for a relaxing first sexual experience like a camera crew.”
A second one wrote: “You gotta admire the confidence of two virgins who are absolutely sure they’re going to be so k***er at s** the first time out the gate that they can perform in front of an audience and film it for future viewing.”
Another pointed out: “If they’re waiting until marriage for sex, that’s their choice. But someone needs to tell them that their first time will be awkward and probably not make for a great photoshoot”.
A fourth one said, “We are saving ourselves… for the camera!! Wooooo”. Another suggested: “One word…TRIPOD!!! You should not have random strangers tape your intimate moments, especially a first time.”
“Lord have mercy on their poor eyes, plus…it’ll last approximately 1 minute 23 seconds,” they added. “Oh- so they think losing their virginity is going to be some hot and steamy event I see. Good luck with that,” one said.
Others have recommended that having a camera crew would make the moment less intimate, and lead to uncomfortable pictures.
One said: “Nothing quite says intimate like having a photographer there.”
A second one wrote: “I don’t know what magical first times these guys have been reading about but they’re about to have their ideas of it shattered.”
Someone even joked: “Yes, let’s memorialize the bride’s first night of lifelong disappointment”.
One commenter observed, “At least they’re gonna pay”.
A few photographers also commented that they could accept the offer but should be with a high rate.
One photographer said: “I’m a photographer and would accept no less than $10,000. Because what the f***.”
“As a photographer- if they’re asking for all of the RAWs while laying it raw AND 20+ hours of coverage? No less than $20k. And that’s on the low end,” another indicated.
However, some readers defended the anonymous bride saying her request may be unusual, but it wasn’t disgraceful.
One concerned viewer said “Not all boudoir shoots have to be done pornographically. I’ve seen some REALLY tasteful boudoir photos.”
“I’m a little confused as to why we’re shaming this person for asking for a quote? It’s not necessarily her fault the original photographer bailed,” another said.
“She was upfront on what she wanted and is willing to pay for it. She’s not asking for 24 hours of photography and intimate nudes for “exposure” or Chili’s gift cards,” somebody wrote.
But we really do hope that the soon-to-be wife will get the photographer she was looking for.