- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Jamie Campbell Photography
He was an old friend I used to hang out with years ago and he gave us a great deal…or so I thought.
Now don’t get me wrong, the photos I got were great. I loved them, even if they were a bit uneven but I thought that looked kind of cool and it wasn’t the normal, everyday wedding photos.
However, he really effed up. First off, we paid for 2 photographers and a videographer. He showed up on my wedding day JUST him. I didn’t even realize that there was not 2 photographers. We got to the ceremony and there was NO videographer, either! My husband asked him what was up and he said he “forgot” to look at our contract. He said we should have mentioned something sooner and he could have taken video as wel as photos. No thanks. I’d rather have really great photos rather than half done photos and a video.
Then I sent him a list of pictures I wanted about 5 days before the wedding. I made sure to caps the request that I wanted a picture of my husbands face when he first saw me. This would not have been a problem except that 1.) he did not look at my request and 2.) he showed up alone. So I got no picture of his face which I cried about for a few days because he showed so much emotiuon I would have loved to get that on video or a photo. I got neither. He also did not get just me and DH at the alter. I am so upset about that.
The day was extremely stressful and during a particularly stressful time (DH’s family=nuts) he asked me to go outside in the hallway as we were getting ready. I thought he was asking my about shots I wanted or whatever. No. He wanted to know when he was getting paid. I told him we would pay him the half of what we owed him today and the rest when we got the pics. he told me he needed all of the money up front. I was so disgusted I told him to talk to my then FI and walked away. I new he would set him straight and he did. My husband doesn’t take crap, thnkfully.
Fast forward to the end of the night and he dropped his check in the parking lot of our venue as he was leaving. One of the caterers found it and gave it to my husband. We gave it to his mother. I texted the photographer that night and told him his mother had it and I gave him her number. we left for our honeymoon the next day and we did not have cell service and we had internet but did not even get on until 4 days in when we were too burnt to go outside. I have 5 messages from him asking about his money. Seriously, I am on my honeymoon. Chill out.
He finally got ahold my my MIL and had her meet him HALFWAY between where he lives and where she lives to give him the check he dropped. So unprofessional.
So we come back from our honeymoon and he texts me and says my photos are done and if we could drive 45 minutes to HIS place. I told him yea right, we’ll meet about 20 minutes away from where DH and I live. He then had the balls to ask my husband for gas money. AFTER he forgot to look at our contract, acted so rude and unprofessional. He is ridiculous.
I sent him an email telling him everything I felt and that I hope to God he doesn’t treat other brides like this.
Like I said, the photos I actualy got were good but I really wanted a video and that day can never be redone. I am so angry at him for this and not even responding to my email. Never once did he apologize, nothing.
So NE Ohio brides, beware of him! He is rude, unprofessional and only took pictures of my friends (pretty, thin girls) at my reception. He’s a jerk.