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Old October 6th, 2009, 05:25 AM   #1
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Couple sue wedding photographer ... “woefully inadequate” service

A newly-married couple have successfully sued their wedding photographer after paying £1,450 for a “woefully inadequate” service.

See the article here.

Yes, the services offered included video.

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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:30 AM   #2
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Nice one Andrew!!

Alarm bells should have rung as he only did 20 weddings in 4 years. Surely they looked at both video and photo samples first???? On my web page I have a "pitfalls to avoid" page and always advise the bride to make sure that samples are current. Anyone can present a portfolio done in 2004 all from the one wedding that actually was OK!!!

With great publicity like that I'm sure he will have a lot of trouble getting customer number 21!!!

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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:57 AM   #3
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In this case it was justified, clearly the guy has no business taking on a wedding.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:57 AM   #4
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See 8 of his pictures here. Oh dear....

Bride And Gloom: World's Worst Wedding Pictures? | UK News | Sky News
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Old October 6th, 2009, 08:04 AM   #5
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It gets even better. You just gotta see the video on this page.

(scroll down a little)

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Old October 6th, 2009, 08:38 AM   #6
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Some of the photos are still fixable in Photoshop (Dark ones). A good lay-out artist can still save the day for the couple provided the photographer shot the living day lights out of the wedding 1: 100 ratio of getting a decent photo, hopefully he shot at least 700 pictures, and have 70 good ones.

The video is really crap.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 08:41 AM   #7
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See 8 of his pictures here. Oh dear....
Oh... my... G.......
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Old October 6th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #8
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Horrible. Just checked the video credits against our database, and thankfully the culprits are not members here.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 08:53 AM   #9
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At least when it comes to crap video .... it's absolutely astounding crap.

(Can't just put out any old thing these days, y'know.)

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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:03 AM   #10
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This is a tragedy but if you think that this is the worst thing ever happened to wedding video and photography, then you are not living in the Greek countryside. It wouldn't be fair (for the unlucky people presented in the photos and videos) to show you with examples what I mean, but I will guarantee you that that guy's work is EventDV 25 compared to what I've seen around my homeplace. And I kid you not.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:56 AM   #11
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Well, to put a positive spin on all this, at least you wedding guys now have a superb horror story (or two) to woo your clients with as you show them your highly professional portfolio and make them understand why they should hire experienced professionals/pay your chosen rates....etc.

Me, I'll just stick to corporate video - I guess that means if I ever get sued it will be REALLY big bucks!!!!
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Old October 6th, 2009, 10:12 AM   #12
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It gets even better. You just gotta see the video on this page.
Ha ha - the video features the cameraman dropping the camera and swearing! Not only did he misspell the grooms name throughout, but he also misspelled "production" in his own company name!

I suspect a drinking problem.
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Ha ha - the video features the cameraman dropping the camera and swearing! Not only did he misspell the grooms name throughout, but he also misspelled "production" in his own company name!
I've misspelled a name or two in my time but it's not like I don't fix it when it's brought to my attention. Did these guys refuse to honor that basic of a request?

My favorite part of the video is the camera falling over followed by a string of swearing... and the fact that he left it in there.

I'd like to know what they thought they were getting for their money. Anyone able to dig up a website for the company?
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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:10 AM   #14
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Anyone able to dig up a website for the company?
Easy does it... we're not going down that road here.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #15
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Anyone able to dig up a website for the company?
I think the owner shut down the website. Name change in the works perhaps.

Chris it has been published, you can take this down if you want to.
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