(Closed) DO NOT USE > Angel Eye Photography > Northern Michigan Photographer

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Very sorry this happened to you! Good luck 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

That is SOO unprofessional!! I really hope that you actually recieved images from your wedding, or i would be soo pissed! hope you sort it all out

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Looking at her work and her website I would say she looks like a newbie – buyer beware I guess.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Ooh, she sounds like a right piece of work!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

@PizzutiStudios:  Agreed, her photos aren’t ‘bad’ but they definitely don’t look professional to me.

Post # 8
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1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@sarah.elizabeth:  It seems like your experience is really out of the ordinary. I did a quick search and she has fantastic reviews on some other sites. Now I have heard that some review sites will take down negative comments if asked, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here. 

Did you pay with a credit card or check (that you have proof of deposit for)? Do you have a contract? If so, you can likely take her to small claims court, which might be enough to prompt her to fork over the deliverables. If you have a friend that’s a lawyer, they can often draft something up that’s enough to prompt some action. 

There are several bees who are professional photographers, so I am hoping they chime in and maybe give us a little more insight to the other side of the coin. They are extremely helpful when discussing issues like this. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

What a MESS, I cannot even imagine being in this situation. I’m not sure how you’d go about getting this resolved, but in my experience, a letter from my attorney has made people suddenly available to work things out.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I’m not trying to single the OP out at all so please do not take this personally. but this is the pattern I see:

Bride before the wedding: “Hey I got a great deal on my wedding photography!!!” Shes just starting out, I like her work enough and we get A-Z for only $1500 {or some other much lower than local industry standards} Isn’t that great! I sent her a list of all my pinterest images that I love and I think she will go a great job! I mean she’s charging me money so that must make her a professional!

Bride after wedding: “Please do not hire XXXX photography! They were soooo unprofessional, the images we received were bla at best and it took her four months to even see the first proofs!! I can’t belive I was treated that way!!!”

In reality, just about ANYONE with two arms and an eye-ball become a “professional photographer” You buy a camera and set up a bank account. That’s it. When it takes A LOT of money, time and education to know how to be a photographic artist and even more important is to know how to run a business and manage clients.

If that is all you can afford or value enough to pay for then I don’t knock anyone for that, but please understand your expectations of the service need to be realistic.

I’m not going to hire some guy out in front of Home Depot to build a porch and then be pissed when it starts to fall apart.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PizzutiStudios:  I could be wrong but I didn’t read that she disliked any of the images. I didn’t know it takes a lot of money to show up on time.

 

 

I think that the OP is commenting on how she was treated and the time it has taken to get anything back. Not everyone has $10,000 budgeted for photography and it’s really unpleasant to read how if you aren’t looking to pay out of the nose for photography (probably by extremely expensive photographers) then you get what you pay for. That’s not fair.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

@Dialysate:  +1

 

I do hate the “haha you got what you paid for” attitude from SOME photographers on this board Sometimes you havent got the money and you have to take risks The point is this poor woman paid for a service she didnt get … not the quality but the service. She is well within her rights to complain 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@leecy87:  I agree. I cant believe the people on here having a dig at the customer this photography ‘company’ clearly did the run around on this poor girl. She paid the money so she is entitled to receive what the contract promised. This place sounds so dodgy. They’ve taken her money and refuse to contact her back!

Post # 16
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694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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