This Tuesday, a massive explosion hit Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. It stopped everyone in their tracks, including a couple who posed for a wedding shoot. While he was filming the bride more almost a mile away from the explosion, photographer Mahmoud Nakib captured the blast’s shockwave on camera.
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.”
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.
A few couples from Central Florida are accusing an award-winning photographer of not delivering what they paid for. The couples found him through TheKnot.com, a popular website for wedding planning, where he received three “Best of Wedding” awards. However, despite the website’s recommendations, the photographer reportedly left the couples without their precious memories.
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After finding the perfect wedding videographer, Paula Fries and Katie Brown soon learned that they weren’t the perfect clients – because they are a same-sex couple. The husband and wife team of videographers refused to work with them in order to “stay true to their beliefs.” Fries and Brown spoke about it in the media, and also shared the email they got from the videographers.
The wedding day should be a day to remember, and photos and videos of the event are there to preserve the happy memories. However, some memories aren’t full of love and joy, such as the moment when this couple nearly escaped being hit by a huge tree branch. Luckily, no one got hurt, and Freddy Hernandez of F&J Productions found some humor in the situations. He managed to shoot the dangerous moment, and he even included it in the wedding video.
Some couples want a nice low key wedding. Others, however, want it to be somewhat extravagant. But sometimes that extravagance comes at a cost. In the case of one couple, pyrotechnics during the happy couple’s first dance caused the venue to go up in flames. It starts off as many first dances do. The happy couple is happily dancing away with friends looking on, cheering.
But then the cheers turn to screams as they notice the decorations above have caught fire. And it all goes downhill from there, really. The whole thing was shared to Facebook, where it’s already received a few comments criticising the venue for not having fire extinguishers handy.
Photography scams are not uncommon. New ones seem to be appearing regularly, and old ones just never seem to die off. Usually, they’re in the form of an email or a text message. They offer to overpay you, then request that you pass along payment to some other vendor. You do so, their cheque bounces, and you’re out a bunch of money.
Valley News reports that this alleged scam being put forward by North Dakota bride, Priscilla Kramer is a little different. For a start it targets the client, not the photographer. Kramer claims that a website service by the name of WedReel took both her money and her wedding photos. Now she has little to show from her happy day.