Cake smash photographer loses $1.6m from her cake smash movie
Posted August 15, 2018 05:53:13It was the end of her honeymoon in the Bahamas when the picture went viral.
In the wake of the viral story, photographer Kristin Ponder, 34, has filed for bankruptcy.
She lost $1,700,000 on her movie.
Ponder says she was “bitterly disappointed” after the film failed to make the $2 million budget she had initially planned.
“I had an idea to take the photo of our wedding ceremony and have the cake smash,” she told ABC News.
“That’s the reason I wanted to do it.
But when it came to actually filming the ceremony, it was a nightmare.”
Kristin Pitter, 34 , of Sydney, Australia, lost her $1 million wedding cake smash picture in the wake the viral film, “The Cake Smash,” failed to meet its $2m budget.
Pitcher says she didn’t even think to hire a cake-smashing camera to take her picture of the event.
“You know, we weren’t planning on having the cake smashing on the first day,” she said.
“It’s just not the same thing.”
Kristen Pitter says she wasn’t planning to hire any camera for her wedding cake-splitting picture, saying it was just an idea.
Pitter says her “dream wedding” was never going to happen.
The picture was taken on April 17, 2018.
Pitts father and business partner, who also works as a chef, says he was devastated by the loss.
“The wedding day is the most important day of my life and I just thought this was a very good idea for us,” he said.
But Ponder says the idea to photograph the ceremony didn’t take off until the second week of May.
“My first thought was, ‘This is going to be a really good idea,’ and it did,” she says.
“But the problem was, that night, I got up, got dressed, and went back to sleep and it didn’t happen until the following morning.”
And that was a real disaster because I had been planning on taking this picture for three days and it was never even going to make it to the second day.
“Kristina Pitter said she was disappointed when the film did not make its $1m budget, despite her initial plan.
Kristina said she wasn ‘bitter, but she did it anyways’.”
I went through a lot of grief and I had to do a lot with it,” she explains.”
When I was getting ready to go back to work and start a new job and it went completely down the drain.
“Pitter said her dream wedding had never happened.”
We didn’t go for that,” she explained.”
So it was like, ‘I’m done.
It’s not happening’.
“Kristina says her dream of a cake smashing ceremony was never to happen, but it did.
The Cake Smasher’s Association of Australia says the event has a huge following online.
The event is not a wedding, but is the celebration of the birth of a baby.