- A TikToker said she paid $3,000 for her wedding photos and hated the result.
- She shared some images in a viral video, and viewers flocked to her defense.
- Some viewers said they were photographers and offered to re-shoot the wedding for free.
TikTokers are flooding a creator with sympathy and offers of free photography services after she said she was unhappy with her wedding pictures.
She also shared some images that appeared to be taken at her wedding which were blurry or taken from unusual angles, saying they were the images she paid for.
Her story quickly blew up, receiving 2.5 million views, and over 6,400 comments as TikTokers rallied around her.
“I’m a photographer in CO, if youre ever here and would like to do a wedding attire session, I’d love to do them for free I’m so sorry this happened,” wrote one viewer.
“Not sure where you’re located but I’m a wedding photographer in Ohio. If you’d like to do a session in your wedding attire it’s on the house,” another commenter offered.
Each of these comments received a wave of praise from fellow viewers who applauded them for stepping in, and a further commenter wrote that they were going to suggest the same thing. Many sympathised with her story, saying they would not be happy with the quality of the photos she showed if they came from a professional photographer.
In a follow-up video, Brooke shared more photos she said she was unhappy with, including an image where her head had been cut out of frame, and another of her standing next to a wine barrel which she said, although she was aware was taken from a “bad angle,” still made her feel self-conscious about her appearance.
In a further upload Brooke said she’d been a wedding photographer herself since 2015, had met the photographer she said she’d hired at a wedding fair, had liked their style of photos, and checked in with mutual friends who she said gave the photographer “glowing recommendations.”
Some viewers questioned whether the images shown were taken by a professional photographer at all.
Storytime videos of TikTokers sharing shocking or surprising anecdotes they say occurred at a wedding often go viral on the app, and Brooke did not provide any evidence in her viral video that the photographer in question had taken these images, or that she had paid $3,000 for them.
Brooke has 5,000 followers on TikTok where she posts painting and decoration-themed videos which generally receive several thousand views. Her wedding photography saga was by far her most viral moment, as she made over 12 videos on the topic which received over 3 million total views. She did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. It’s unclear whether she will be taking up any of her viewers’ offers of a free photoshoot.
Viewers often come to the aid of people who have shared their bad experiences or struggles online. In April, a TikTok dad was inundated with donations when he said he needed to raise $6,000 to buy a large van he and his kids could move into after living on the road for over a year, and in March a struggling bookstore owner was able to pay her bills after she appealed to Twitter users to help keep her business afloat.
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