- 10 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
Long story short we hired my friend to be our wedding photographer, big mistake there, I know. He approached us and offered his services at a price that was right at the time. We all went to Chicago 2 months before the wedding do get our engagment pics done. The bill was footed by me intirely. During a break back at the hotel we looked at some of the shots he took and we were not happy with them. I showed him some of the poses we wanted and told him to tell us what to do as he had not done so the entire day. A few weeks before the wedding we decided to get a few more shots but only a handful were useable.
During rehearsal I asked him if he had a black shirt for tomorrow and his response was “No, I went to 4 different goodwills this week and none of them had one in my size” Seriously? You’ve known about our wedding for 11 months and you’ve only searched for the last few days? Whatever. So the wedding goes on as planned and the day after our wedding I called my mom in tears. We didn’t get ANY pictures together. None, Zip, Nada. I also realized there were no pics of my flower girls, my with my Mother-In-Law, my DH with my mom, and several other pics that were on the list of must haves that HE made up. When I told him about this that Sunday he told me to wait until we get our pics. I also found that he deleted all of our rehearsal pictures so now I have nothing to remember that night either.
Well I got them, 2 weeks after the promised date and it was confirmed. All of the shots mentioned above were not taken. I was told that this was my fault because we ran behind that day and if I was on schedule then it wouldn’t have been an issue. There were 1115 pictures between him and the 2nd shooter, which is one of his classmates that we didn’t meet until the morning of the wedding.
Out of the 1115 pictures, there are 7 shots of my custom made champagne glass with my BM’s champagne glasses, all i the same pose, 35, I kid you not, 35 of just our cake, and many, many, many, pics of my guest dancing which are nice to have but not needed.
We received our wedding dvd the other day. Everything started out alright, then my Mother-In-Law walked down to light my DH’s candle, he records her walking down, then records an empty aisle, then quickly moves the camera to my Mother-In-Law as she blowing out the match as if he dazed off and forgot what he was recording. He did this with my mom as well. Then we had both given our moms a rose after we lit the unity candle and this part was edited out and is not on the disk.
He is now refusing my calls, text, and facebook messages. He told my family that he would send them a dvd but yet he can’t do that without me giving him their address.
I know I messed up by hiring my friend, I don’t need to be told that again. I just wonder if I can take him to court so he can’t do this to another bride.