Texas wedding Photographer Contracts COVID-19 After Groom Doesn't Disclose Positive Test

After the wedding photographer had already spent an hour or two in an indoor Ceremony, while no one is wearing a mask. One of the bridesmaids approached her and  thanked her for still showing up, considering “everything that’s going on with the groom.” The photographer got a little confused about what she meant by that, then the bridesmaid said the groom had tested positive for the coronavirus the day before. Then the bridesmaid follows up saying” ‘Oh, no, no, no, don’t freak out. He doesn’t have symptoms. He’s fine.’ ”

After that awkward conversion , the photographer got worried, considering that she has asthma and three kids. She and her assistant left the ceremony early, which is not a pretty scene. Even the bridesmaids accused the photographer of “heartlessly ruining an innocent woman’s wedding day.” And one bridesmaid told her: “I’m a teacher, I have fourteen students. If I’m willing to risk it, why aren’t you?”  

As you can probably assume, the photographer soon started having symptoms and tested positive for the coronavirus. Luckily to prepare for the worst, the photographer already planned ahead in the following days. She canceled her Thanksgiving plans with family, sent her kids to relatives’ houses, and subcontracted the upcoming weddings to other photographers.

Currently, most wedding photographers are stuck in a bad situation. They need to keep shooting weddings in order to make a living, but that also means they are consistently facing risks. Most photographers will carry hand sanitizer and wear masks or face shields when they’re working. How would you react if you were in the photographer’s place?