Social Media Photographer Interrupts Wedding Photo Shoot, Draws Condemnation from the Internet

Share: 

Social media and photography go hand in hand, but that doesn’t mean that the partnership is all roses and honey.

wedding preparation
Photo by Terje Sollie from Pexels.

In fact, more often than not, social media stars and influencers can bring embarrassment down upon us all with their antics. Whether it is disregarding safety in public spaces or even destroying property, social media just brings out the worst in some of us.

That seems to be what some Internet commentariat are alleging here. You see, TikTok star Alex Stemplewski is taking a lot of heat from the community for interrupting another photographer while he was conducting a wedding photoshoot in order for Stemplewski to take some pictures of the couple himself.

He posted on Instagram regarding the incident, “I saw a newlywed couple and wanted to give them a gift. I politely asked their photographer if I could have 5 minutes with them to take a few photos. Swipe through to see the results and the behind the scenes video that captured it all.

Congratulations to newlyweds Gage and Jess. I wish you the happiest and most amazing wedding and marriage 💕. Thank you to @israsd for bravely volunteering to film me approaching strangers that day and capturing this event.”

Most of the negative comments about Stemplewski’s actions circle around him being rude and unprofessional. As these things tend to go on the Internet, the tide has gone the opposite way for the wedding photographer that was interrupted, Bill Payne. His account is being flooded with praise and well wishes, as well as a little bit of admiration for how he handled Alex “AlexandertheGreat” Stemplewski’s awkward request.

What do you think of the social media photographer’s actions interrupting a wedding photoshoot? Unprofessional, or something worse? Let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section if you like.

And don’t forget to check out some of our other photography news articles here on Light Stalking by clicking this link.

[PetaPixel]

What We Recommend to Improve Your Photography Fast

It's possible to get some pretty large improvements in your photography skills very fast be learning some fundamentals. Consider this the 80:20 rule of photography where 80% of the improvements will come from 20% of the learnable skills. Those fundamentals include camera craft, composition, understanding light and mastering post-production. Here are the premium guides we recommend.

  1. html cleaner  Easy DSLR –  Friend of Light Stalking, Ken Schultz has developed this course over several years and it still remains the single best source for mastering your camera by identifying the main things that are holding you back.
  2. Word to html  Understanding Composition – As one of the core elements of a good photograph, getting your head around composition is essential. Photzy's guide to the subject is an excellent introduction. Their follow-up on Advanced Composition is also well worth a read.
  3. Word to html  Understanding Light – Also by Photzy, the other essential part of photography is covered in this epic guide and followed up in Understanding Light, Part 2. This is fundamental stuff that every photographer should aim to master.
  4. Word to html  5 Minute Magic Lightroom Workflow – Understanding post production is one of the keys to photographs that you will be proud of. This short course by one of the best in the business will show you how an award-winning photographer does it.

About Author

Avatar

Kehl is our staff photography news writer and has over a decade of experience in online media and publishing and you can get to know him better here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *