i am on a tablet, but wanted to respond with a bit tonight.
first of all, yes – we are tough, and you aint seen nothing yet. Photography is a tough business, so be prepared for this type of rejection. A lot.
With that said, never, ever, EVER let criticism discourage you from taking photos. While I do feel that you had no business charging for that wedding (any amount) it does not mean that you can’t, after practice and study, become an excellent photographer. Everyone starts somewhere.
Don’t be discouraged.
All of that beibg said, I have some time tomorrow,