We’ve heard of nightmare photographers before, but here’s one of the most bizarre story I’ve heard so far. Three months before he was supposed to get married, Justin Montney’s fiancée suddenly died. Since the wedding was not going to take place, he asked the wedding videographer for a refund. But what he got was public bullying, “Life’s a b**ch, Justin” and “We hope you sob and cry all day for what would have been your wedding day.”
While many photographers struggle to pick up clients, some photographers have no shortage, but struggle to deliver. And some intentionally don’t deliver, as seems to be the case with Arkansas photography company Jonathan Funk Photography, LLC.
After failing to deliver photographs to clients who had paid upfront for his services, circuit court judge Tim Fox ordered Jonathan Funk Photography, LLC to pay $96,625 in restitution, $100,000 in civil penalties, and $1,135 in filing fees and service costs.
At least two brides from Wisconsin claim that their photographer stood them up. They claim that they paid the deposit, but the photographer never showed up at their weddings, and now they can’t even reach out to her to get their money back.
It seems that we hear about all sorts of unprofessional photographers more and more often. The latest incident is a bit unusual though. A wedding videographer from Australia lied about his skill, and possibly even his age. As it turned out, he is just a teenage kid who films terrible videos, and he ended up in national news after screwing up a few of them.
I think that choosing to get married is one of the most important decisions in your life. And choosing the right photographer to document this day is certainly a big decision, too. Sadly, there are many unprofessional photographers out there who can ruin your big day. This happened to a New Zealand couple, who got unpleasantly surprised after seeing their wedding photos. The bride was photoshopped to look skinnier, and when they asked for the original files – the photographer claimed that he deleted them.
From time to time, we hear stories of unprofessional wedding photographers or videographers who ruin precious memories for the couple. The latest case comes from Wisconsin, US. A wedding videographer was sued by several brides over allegedly failing to deliver the promised work or even not showing up at the wedding. The court has ruled that he will have to pay damages, and they sum up to over $14,000.
We’ve heard quite a few “horror stories” about unprofessional wedding photographers who turn a wonderful day into a disaster. A bride from Tulsa, Natalie Barney, had this experience on her wedding day. She has shared her “horror story” and wants to warn all couples to choose their wedding photographer wisely.
A wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and picking a photographer who will preserve your memories is not an easy task. Unfortunately, we often hear about photographers who not only do a terrible job, but they also turn out to be scammers.
A dozen women from Charlotte, NC accused a local photographer Eben Patten for “stealing their money and their memories.” They all had to wait for months to get their photos, some of them threatened to file a lawsuit, and the others even took the case to court. And those who did get the images realized that they were far from good, to say the least.
A story I recently saw in one Facebook group is an example how NOT to treat your client, EVER. After a maternity shoot, photographer Desiree Genera publicly bashed on her client Katrina Ortiz. She recorded live Facebook videos, calling her out for her looks, among other things. And it all started with a simple message.
After the shoot, Desiree gave Katrina the date when she was going to deliver the images. When Katrina contacted her on that day, to make sure the photos would be ready, Desiree completely lost it. She first sent angry messages to Katrina. And then, she recorded a few live videos, thrashing Katrina for “rushing her” and calling her out for her “fat thighs, stretch marks, cellulite, and the wig.”
Dear Craigslist Photographer,
Can I share something with you that both makes me laugh and want to go all Chuck Norris on a stuffed animal at the same time? Okay, I’ll take your hesitancy as an opportunity to just say what I have to say: Either you are just creepy, or your PR agency is really failing you. Let me show you what I mean.