(Closed) "photographer" loses wedding photos DRUNK at a BAR!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wanted to cry when I read this article. I can’t help but wonder that this could happen to anyone. Any professional photographer could get into an awful car wreck after leaving a wedding reception, and the camera and it’s memory could be destroyed.

This however could have been avoided. I would never speak to him again. And while not speaking to him again I would take him to court.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

They agreed to let their friend – a budding professional photographer – take the pictures to help boost his portfolio.”  Not surprised in the least.  Accidents can happen, equipment can fail, but this was shear irresponsibility.  There are no guarantees in life, but you don’t have to stack the odds against you either.  As a side note, I am offered alcohol at nearly every single wedding I shoot, sometimes even hard alcohol in the early phases.  Usually by the bridal party. I don’t drink anyway, but I’m always a bit shocked that the friends of the bride and groom would potentially get the photography they spent thousands on drunk.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Thats so sad. Who keeps something that important in their wallet, for weeks?!?!? Why hadn’t he left it at home?

Is it just me who noticed that they said they can’t afford a mock shoot but they can afford to go travelling for two years? (sorry, I know that’s not the point)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

miss read post

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My mum and dads photographer died a few weeks after their wedding and the only pictures that were found were a dozen test prints which were about 2 inches big and in black and white with a white circle in a bottom corner and a number inside the circle. He had brought the negatives somewhere to be developed and no one knew where. 

 

Fast forward about 30 years and my auntie is at a party. Someone at the party says “I know you from somewhere”. My auntie says “I don’t think so”, but the other lady says she has definitely seen her face before but couldn’t figure out where. A few days later someone appears at my aunties house with a big envelope my auntie organised a party in my mum and dads house that evening and no one was told what the party was for until she showed us what was in the envelope. My mum and dads wedding pictures in A4 size and full colour. Mum was in tears. She was convinced she would never see them again! It turned out that the lady that had the pictures was the daughter of the photo developer guy. 

In those days back home, photo developers didn’t ask for names and addresses of their customers the customers were just given a receipt with a number on it. This lady had kept my mum and dads photographs for 30 years until she found the rightful owners 🙂 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hello Simpleandchic yes it was a happy ending all round especially because grandad and granny on both sides were gone so having nice pictures of my mum and dads wedding means a lot more now than ever 🙂 

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