Photo: Jaclyn Ying via Facebook
Talk about turning lemons into lemonade — or, er, less-than-perfect wedding photos into hilarious memes. Or at least that's one what Singapore bride did when her wedding photographer turned up photos that she wasn't too happy with, to say the least.
Newlywed Jaclyn Ying probably won't be framing these portraits and hanging them in her house anytime soon, but she is sharing her wedding pictures online as a cautionary tale to other couples. According to the bride's lengthy Facebook post, Ying had hired the services of a photographer from a "pretty reputable bridal shop" in Singapore, but wasn't given the choice of a photographer. Instead, the bride was promised that the "standard of the talent pool was consistent," and therefore was shown a customary set of photographs formerly taken by the company. While Ying and her now-husband were initially skeptical, they went ahead with the vendor, happy to cross another thing off their list of wedding to-dos.
After finally taking a peek at their wedding photos, the couple was shocked to find that every snapshot brought them to tears (and not the happy kind!). "I was in disbelief. I cried too. A lot," Ying told The Straits Times about the heartbreaking incident. But instead of keeping the mishap to herself, the bride shared the snapshots with Facebook, and her post has now been shared more than 13,000 times. "So, what do you do when you finally receive your actual wedding day photos and find yourself sorely disappointed in them? Get angry? Check. Shed a few tears over them? Done," the bride wrote.
The photos include a shot of her and her new husband exchanging rings underneath their Botanic Gardens venue, a photo that strangely highlights an unknown man standing in the center of the shot. Definitely doesn't look right!
Another photo shows the happy couple in what seems to be mid conversation, with the bride unknowingly sporting an unflattering facial expression that shows both of her eyes closed! Not exactly a photo you want to look back on to remember all of the amazing highlights of the most important day of your life. "I had expected that the photos would roughly fall within what we wanted — not blurred, well lit, reasonably well edited," said Ying.
Even though the frustration behind the photos was the main source of fuel for the cautionary Facebook post, the newlywed's emphasized that the post was not meant to "flame-and-shame" the bridal shop or the photographer, Mashable confirms. By sharing her story, Ying further wanted to elaborate on "the industry practice of not letting wedding package couples choose their photographer based on their specific portfolio." The couple is currently in the process of discussing compensation with the bridal shop for their big day mishap.
Ying has also received an outpouring of sympathy from her Facebook friends since the post went viral, but one Facebook group, KFC - Kaki Friendship Club, decided to turn Ying's photos into a series of hilarious memes.
Photo: Courtesy Mashable
Photo: Courtesy Mashable