Couple Is Outraged After Walmart Refuses to Print Their Engagement Photos

Nov 24th, 2021

Couple Is Outraged After Walmart Refuses to Print Their Engagement Photos

Like other couples, Stephanie Wehner and Mitch Strobl were so excited to finally get engaged. And like other engagements, Stephanie and Mitch wanted to document this celebration by taking photos.

During prenup and wedding photoshoots, you want it to be remembered. You incorporate as many things as you can to remind you of your love for each other, especially the things that you like to do together.

Since the couple had a love for guns, they decided to include that in their photoshoot. One of the photos that they love best is showing Mitch holding a 12-gauge Ruger Red Label shotgun. This was one of the couple’s favorite photos because it showed how they shared a love for firearms.

After the amazing images were captured, the couple decided to pick Walmart to have them developed. Since their wedding was scheduled on that weekend, Stephanie decided to submit thirteen pictures online showing her and her fiancé in various poses. And among the thirteen photos that they have chosen and submitted online to their local Walmart store, Stephanie was not aware that the one with Strobl holding his shotgun across his shoulder was not included.

When they got there to pick up the photos, the clerk refused to print them. When Stephanie asked why she did not print the photos, the clerk just said that it was against Walmart’s policy. To add to that, the clerk said that she did not want to glorify gang culture.

Stephanie could not believe how Walmart would associate someone with gang culture just because they hold a gun. But these two are not amateur with guns. In fact, Mitch is an expert on gun safety. He takes a lot of pride in using guns in the safest way possible.

Stephanie said, “It depicts our love for each other, and I wanted to be able to display those at the reception. She was very nice but very matter-of-fact like she was not going to budge or give me my photo. To automatically be lumped into that category of a gang… that hits a little close to home for us because that isn’t our intent at all.

I did that in this picture; I made sure the action was open… that was a safe photograph. ”

She added, “We had a new associate who was misinformed. Her actions are not consistent with our policy. Although the Texas Walmart clerk denied Wehner the image, a representative of Walmart claimed the company and that location did not have an anti-gun policy. The store makes money from gun lovers by selling them firearms and ammunition in certain locations. They would never want to dissuade customers from buying weapons at Walmart.”

Mitch stated, “She came with the idea to take a creative picture where we include something that is important to us.”

According to a representative for Walmart, the company does not have a policy that goes against printing photos with guns. In fact, the store generates a lot of profit by selling things to gun owners.

Well, it seems like the official statement of the company and the reasoning of the store clerk are not jiving. So, who is really at fault here? Did the clerk just make it all up?