(Closed) What would you do if your photographer lied?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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558 posts
Busy bee

Well, did the photographs the other guy take turn out well?

I wouldn’t even hassle with this until you get your photos back and see the quality of them. If you don’t like them, or if they don’t come back by X date, then take action.

Post # 4
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54 posts
Worker bee

Tell him you want a full refund!!! and/or to be compensated for any further photography needs you may want in the future! Tell him you’ll contact the attorney generals office(depending where you live) regardless if that job was more $ than yours or not, he accepted your contract first, he should have had the decency to tell you he was going to subcontract your event out. No need to lie, I personally think that is the worst of your whole situation… 

Post # 5
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Ballroom

This is not a police/attorney general matter – this is a civil disagreement. He absolutely breached your contract, and should offer you compensation. I think you have more leverage with giving him negative reviews on Yelp, Facebook or wedding websites than anything else. I agree with PPs – get your photos before you do anything.  This is obviously delicate, but a letter outlining the facts which show he breached the contract and blatantly lied to you might help get your photos quicker….

Post # 6
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164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

This is a massive breach of contract and is a legal matter. The second you get those photos take action againt this prick! Let the world know about this shady guy! 

Post # 7
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9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Get a lawyer to go over the contract and see what your options are

Post # 8
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2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Pester him to give your photos to you now!  As soon as you get your hands on them contact an attorney.  Don’t  even bother with crappy reviews or contacting this guy,  go to a lawyer first.  A good attorney will tell you about your rights. Dont post a bad review yet until you get a reply from the photographer,  otherwise it can backfire. Yelp away  only after the problem was dealt with. 

Post # 9
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

You should check the language in your contract. The contract may specifiy in the event that something comes up, he will find a replacement with the same quality/level of experience. In that case, the only ground you would have to stand on is the quality of the work. If the contract specifically says in the event of a death, natural disaster, etc. a replacement would be identified or you would receive a full refund, then you have a greater chance that the outcome could be better for you. At any rate, check your contract. Who does it specify will perform the services (him specifically, a representative of his company?? ) and in the event that they are unable to, what is outlined in the contract?

You may be able to pursue this civilly based on what is in the contract, but you will have to wait until you (1) check your  contract and/or (2) get the pictures back.

 

Post # 10
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

charlestondowntheaisle:  I would, after you’ve received ALL your photos, write nasty reviews on this photographer on EVERY vendor-review website, and get your friends to do the same.  This will at least put some dent in his image.  Sorry you went through this.  When did he promise you’ll get your images?? Did he have a specific date, rather than “soon”?? I feel like 4 months is way too long :O 

Post # 12
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Verbal communication and emails usually don’t mean much in the contract world, so threatening to contact an attorney is potentially a huge waste of effort. If he is a celebrity photographer/videographer, he already knows this. That is why it doesn’t specifically say it would be him providing the services in the contract and he only made verbal commitment.

 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  prettygirl05.
Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

If it doesn’t state in the contract that it will be him doing the photography then he has no obligation to do it, he can use who ever he wants, that’s why it’s so important to have everything you expect written in the contract.

sorry about that but your family and friends are right, hopefully the rest will be beautiful.

you can only somehow leave a review of your experiance.

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