I’m a freelance photographer and last summer I worked at a wedding for my aunt. Alarm bells should have been ringing when the bridal party fired the girl they had booked only a week before the wedding.
So I did the event for free – because it was family and I was just starting out – and spent a decent amount of my free time getting them ready to print. I hand over the work to them and I hear nothing back.
A week later my cousin posts every photo on Facebook.
I wouldn’t have minded except she cropped out the watermark I placed on the images and makes no reference to me at all.
TL:DR: Could have been a bridesmaid, ended up an uncredited photographer.