Wedding photographer takes photos of bridesmaids’ cleavage and bums, gets sued by the couple

Feb 20, 2018

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Wedding photographer takes photos of bridesmaids’ cleavage and bums, gets sued by the couple

Feb 20, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Choosing a wedding photographer is an important task, but it sometimes happens that couples get unsatisfied with the results. A couple from Bollington, Cheshire accused their wedding photographer of not capturing the couple as much as the bridesmaids’ cleavage and bums. The case ended up in court, and the couple won.

Steph and Paul Unwin hired photographer David Kilcourse for their big day in June 2015. As Metro writes, they bought a package which included the full day: from the bride getting ready, through the ceremony, meal, all the way to night time. The package was also supposed to include a photo book, two prints, edited images and a CD. However, the photographer reportedly didn’t fulfill the deal.

The first thing that made the couple unsatisfied was that the photographer didn’t appear on time. Steph says that he only arrived when everyone was ready, and he didn’t deliver the promised photo albums. According to Steph, the photos were also unedited, angled and blurry. However, the content of the photos was what made the couple shocked. Instead of them, their parents, family, and friends, there were reportedly more bums and cleavage shots than anything else.

As VT writes, Kilcourse took 96 photos of the two bridesmaids, and many of them were focused on their legs, cleavage or bums. There were 70 photos of the bride and only 11 of the groom. Steph adds that there was only one photo of her parents and none of her in-laws. The bride says that the photographer “caused so much heartache” and that there are so many moments missing from her and Paul’s big day.

Because he failed to deliver what the couple paid for, they took Kilcourse to court in 2016. As Metro writes, they won £601 ($840) after he failed to appear in court.

The photographer has his side of the story, too. He claims that the lack of photos was due to bad weather: “Steph said that we didn’t take any outside shots of the wedding, when it was pouring it down all day.” He adds that his company did over 1,000 weddings, and there were ten complaints of that severity over the time. The photographer also explains why he couldn’t appear in court: “It was in Nottingham, it would have cost me a fortune.” His company has folded since then and Kilcourse claims “it’s all done and dusted.” As for the numerous photos of cleavage and bums, the photographer didn’t comment on that.

[via VT, Metro]

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40 responses to “Wedding photographer takes photos of bridesmaids’ cleavage and bums, gets sued by the couple”

  1. Marko Avatar
    Marko

    Sometimes I wonder if those stories are true or were made up to amuse us (or get us reacting). They say life is weirder than fiction. This guy is a total idiot.

    1. Chris Helms Avatar
      Chris Helms

      I saw the pictures yesterday on another site, that the photographer should have his camera taken away from him.

    2. Chris Helms Avatar
      Chris Helms

      Actually they say life is Stranger Than Fiction, apples oranges,lolol consider yourself enlightened in my friend LOL just kidding dude

      1. Marko Avatar
        Marko

        Enlightened :-) Thanks.
        Strange sounds better than weird. Although, regarding this photographer…

  2. stewart norton Avatar
    stewart norton

    I hate it when you get these stories but none of the images?

      1. Huge Dom Avatar
        Huge Dom

        Wilkins is the VIP

    1. TheChosenMota Avatar
      TheChosenMota

      Pics or it didn’t happen lol

  3. Jasmijn Decuyper Avatar
    Jasmijn Decuyper

    Well, not to take away from the obvious creepiness but he also failed to show up on time, edit the photos or deliver an album. Typical social media title.

    1. Stefan Kohler Avatar
      Stefan Kohler

      Typical social media comment.

    2. Brad Darvill Avatar
      Brad Darvill

      Typical social media snarkiness

      1. Ron Runyon Avatar
        Ron Runyon

        Tylpical social media burn! Ha!

  4. istian Avatar
    istian

    Why take the photos if you know they’re going to see them?… I don’t get it. What a creep.

  5. Missy M Avatar
    Missy M

    Perverts!

  6. Sandra Green Avatar
    Sandra Green

    I read about this same photographer in an article this morning. Another couple clained of similar situation

  7. Patrick 14 yr wedding photog Avatar
    Patrick 14 yr wedding photog

    If you are not spending $4,000 to $6,000 on a mid range wedding photographer, this is what you get! Don’t be cheap, get a good photographer!

  8. Patrick 14 yr wedding photog Avatar
    Patrick 14 yr wedding photog

    If you are not spending $4,000 to $6,000 on a mid range wedding photographer, this is what you get! Don’t be cheap, get a good photographer

    1. Evan Richardson Avatar
      Evan Richardson

      Name checks out

      1. Wouter Anquer Avatar
        Wouter Anquer

        So is Patrick 14 years old or has he been a “weding photog” for 14 years. And if the latter, does he change his username every year?

        1. marcus nartatez Avatar
          marcus nartatez

          Why would it matter which one it is? He would have to change his name regaurdless either way. Unless he retired of course

    2. George Salt Avatar
      George Salt

      Price is no guarantee of quality.

    3. Aankhen Avatar
      Aankhen

      I’m sure you didn’t mean to imply that a photographer who charges less than $4,000 is entitled to do a bad job, or that this was anyone’s fault except the photographer’s.

      1. Mila Rad Avatar
        Mila Rad

        Entitled, no. Bad job due to bad skills and talent, yes. Better photographers command higher prices.

    4. Mila Rad Avatar
      Mila Rad

      I was being kind by saying 3K, but that would only be for 4 hours. 840? C’mon.

  9. R.G. Avatar
    R.G.

    Your Uncle Jerry and his Canon DSLR will do just as well as a “professional photographer”.

    1. Huge Dom Avatar
      Huge Dom

      Yeah but Uncle Jerry likes to take photos of cleveage and butts, too.

  10. Rob Norris Avatar
    Rob Norris

    Damn! No cleavage shots and bumb shots.

    1. Evan Richardson Avatar
      Evan Richardson

      You don’t want to see them.

  11. Shawn Starr Avatar
    Shawn Starr

    Not the hero we want, but the hero we need.

    1. Mel Leet Avatar
      Mel Leet

      Or the hero we deserve

  12. Jia Chen Lu Avatar
    Jia Chen Lu

    Wrong photo. Stupid..double check before posting articles

  13. Renlish Avatar
    Renlish

    Seriously… do people not research a photographer’s body of work at all? I’ve seen people using stock images to promote wedding photography and then going out to buy a camera “that can take wedding photos because, hey, I got clients now!”. Buyer beware – search out reviews, ask loads of questions, know your shit. Even if the photographer checks out, ask them if they know how to shoot average, everyday folk and not just the beautiful model-type brides. (My photographer was great with artistic model shots – shithouse wedding photographer for average people and me as a plus-sized bride. Learn from my mistake.) The day is too bloody important to leave to chance.

    1. Mel Leet Avatar
      Mel Leet

      Not his fault if you’re a fat ass! It’s a camera not a magic wand.

      1. Renlish Avatar
        Renlish

        Aw Mel, you poor thing. Must be unhappy with your own wedding photography. So salty.

  14. Jia Chen Lu Avatar
    Jia Chen Lu

    Let’s hear his side of the story

    1. Chris Helms Avatar
      Chris Helms

      His side of the story was contained in the pictures that he presented to them. His pictures obviously sucked! So that is his side of the story!

  15. Mila Rad Avatar
    Mila Rad

    840? No photographer worth their salt offers a wedding package for under 3K. That was the first clue.

  16. Brandy Naroznick Avatar
    Brandy Naroznick

    “It was raining out” is a terrible excuse. A real professional photographer has a back up plan, and that doesn’t excuse the rest of the day. You can find photographers with good work at cheaper prices, but if you want quality service and a better gaurenttee of delivery, do your homework and don’t cheap out.

  17. Adrian Midgley Avatar
    Adrian Midgley

    Standard package used to be 8 photos, deluxe 12, no?

  18. Granville Kamau Avatar
    Granville Kamau

    Can you post the photos for us to determine if the guy did a lousy job as claimed.