(Closed) Talk about unprofessional!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I dont think she could sue, the time has probably passed where that would be an avenue she could take…2.5 years and she is only now contacting her…I would lose it too but I would also not wait that long to get my photos

Post # 4
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7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

So wait…..you SIL had pictures taken of her and she didn’t like them…3 years ago? She paid for them but the lady also took them right?

Post # 5
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4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow that’s pretty bad!

Post # 6
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That sucks for your SIL. Hopefully she is able to get what she paid for! I can’t believe she wouldn’t bother getting her wedding pics until now. Even if she didn’t like them, she spent all that money on them.

Post # 7
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3261 posts
Sugar bee

Sucks for your SIL, but she probably should’ve dealt with this issue, say…..2 and 1/2 years ago?

Post # 9
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2638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Hmmm. Unprofessional for oversharing with a client but I don’t know that I assume any small business from three years ago is still in business, regardless of what contracts might be outstanding. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

2.5 yrs probably falls under category of “abandonment”……the couple never intended to get their order fullfilled.  Most contracts have a time limit built in, I suggest they check theirs as photographers don’t and can’t keep images forever, they just don’t have enough storage.

This is also the risk you take by waiting so long.  People buy gift cards to department stores and tuck them away….. and those stores sometimes go out of business,  There isn’t much one can really do.

I think it was nice that the photographer reached out to people to let them know what was happening instead of just disappearing.  Sounds like the reasons may be legit, they are broke, and didn’t just run off MIA with people’s money.

Anyone can make an album, the important thing is that couples will most likely get their images (doesn’t sound like they is holding images hostage or going MIA) which are more valuable than any prints or albums that may be owed.

It also may not be as unprofessional as it may appear that they shared the name of the person.  This photographer is probably even more upset than you that this person ruined their business and wants to be 100% honest with their clients.  If the photographer has an open suit with this person, it’s public record anyway, so the point that the name was shared is moot.  Perhaps she included that so if people check up they will see that she is being truthful.

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have to say that I agree with USER on this one. I feel like 2.5 years is a really long time to not have your album and prints fulfilled. Hopefully the photographer is true to her word and gets them their money back within a reasonable amount of time!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have to comment because I have PM’ed the OP, and the photographer in question is the same one that I had signed, and posted a couple threads about months ago

Photographer blew off a client’s wedding last weekend! VENT

Small Claims Court- what state can I sue in?

and this woman is not to be trusted. My wedding has not even occurred yet, and I have never officially been informed that she has gone out of business, nor anything about refunding my deposit. Luckily I was warned about the situation months ago and was able to find a replacement photographer and cut my losses with just the $750 deposit.

So regardless of the fact that the couple waited 2.5 years to get their wedding pictures, this woman is full of crap. She has been screwing people out of money for at least 8 months (I have been in contact with other clients of hers) and she is being sued left and right for breach of contract. She was also sued by her landlord for $7K of damage after destroying the apartment she was rented. And since then, she is filing for bankruptcy and has moved our of state (which conveniently means I can no longer sue her in the state where I live and where she has lived for the past 30 years and where the business was based). So there is more going on here than meet the eye, it’s not just about abandonment of the contract.

Post # 14
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3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I agree that this woman seems like a scam, but I would have dealt with this waaaaaay earlier, even if I looked like an ugly troll in the photos. 

Post # 16
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3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Another reaosn why you should stay on top of your vendors and Google the HELL out of them!

Sorry this happened to someone you know and someone so close to you. As well as the other Bee on here that booked her!

I bet she (the photographer) gets away with it a lot, since Brides tend to slack, procrastinate or just ‘forget’ since even after the wedding there is so  much to do or Brides are not just not happy with the outcome.

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