Horrible news story about wedding videographer

posted 2 years ago in Videography
Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

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@mrsssb:  yeah that’s the plan. Unfortunately we don’t know the videographer that was actually going to be onsite and shooting. I guess we were still too far out to get that info. Wish we’d known about this a month ago when we rescheduled from our original date

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

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@cc33ammy:  I know, what are the odds right? Fortunately we only contracted them for videography, not photography.

Post # 20
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Honey bee

If you click on the link to the Twitter post in the first article,  there’s postings of screenshots from their facebook (that might be deleted now?).  Apparently the company made a post on May 24th indicating an employee committed suicide.  Only it was really a post they made in December 2018 and they modified the wording and reposted it to make it sound like it just happened because of the alleged “online bullying” from the groom.  And according to a reporter from the news station the groom first went to, this is just the tip of the iceberg above and beyond the scamming customers from the second article, including creating fake nudes and craigslist ads for sex for people he has gotten into spats with.

To the PP with a contract with them – eat the deposit and run.  Run fast and run far.

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@hikingbride:  
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@dt2413:  well excuse me, i guess i misread the article.  i read it as groom asked for refund, videoopgraher refused.  then groom, started harrassing videographer with emails, posted about it on buzzfeed. then it was in response to that the videoogrpaher did what he did.

everyone was in the wrong, i do not deny that. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

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@ajillity81:  

I don’t know the full story on what provoked the videographer. Maybe the groom was being an unreasonable douche to the videographer and trying to trash him. But to be fair, his fiancee just died. No that doesn’t give you an excuse to be horrible to people but he’s likely not in a good headspace right now and a little sympathy would be warranted. 

Plus, what happened to being the bigger person? Just because someone does wrong to you doesn’t mean you should be 10x horrible back. If the videographer just kept his mouth shut and stayed professional, he could have been seen as the one in the right. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee

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@cc33ammy:  The website they created is awful. 

It’s terrible that his fiance died but he DID sign a contract saying the money was non refundable, these people have a business to run which I’m sure is hurting right now so I don’t blame them for not refundng the money. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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@anonbee123123:  Re read this post and the updates.  I think you’ll find them enlightening.

 

Regardless of all that, if you want to stay in business sometimes being human is a good choice.  This guy is sociopath…..he’s definitely a contender for American Greed.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

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@sablescorpion22:  I read the whole thng on the news, this guy sucks and will clearly not getting any business, but still- he legally didn’t owe this guy anything, him being an asshole doesn’t mean a signed contract is no longer valid.

Post # 27
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Newbee

I feel sorry for both Justin and Copper Stallion Media. I am sure a better outcome could have occurred if both parties actually sat down and talked to each other face to face and not via email.

I can see both sides of the argument, but I think the video company, if they thought about it, could have used this as good publicity for them. I don’t mean to sound callous, but if I knew the company refunded the money and I was looking for a videographer, I would consider them because they showed compassion. 

Now, you have people seeing this, and nothing good will come of it. The young lady who died tragecially, will now become part of the story when anyone googles either the videographer name or her fiance’s name. 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

while i agree that if the groom and bride signed a contract that stated they couldnt get their money back no matter what, it really isnt the companies fault for sticking to thier guidelines. But at the same time to trash a former client and mock someone’s death is beyond juvenile and moronic on a business level. Be pissed but dont trash your clientele. 

I think companies need to realize that with the world wide web you cant prevent bad reveiws its just apart of owning a public business. Grow a thicker skin. Or get out of the business, that is just life.

Im going with the groom’s side on this simply because the guy being charged has a criminal history of riping people off and this doesnt seem to be a one time thing for the company. 

Post # 29
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Blushing bee

Wow, this guy really wants to ruin his own busienaa. Not giving a refund is fair enough if that is what the contract says. But publishing those posts? Just saying something about condolences, sad situation but unfortunately non refundable etc. Would have been the way to go.

There are several restaurants that I have skipped because of their response to negative trip advisor reviews. Otherwise I might have ignored the reviews.

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