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    Really sorry to hear the trouble your having Luke - must be absolutely gut wrenching! Just going through the motions of planning my wedding, and I know how important having good photographs to remember the day will be.

    Quote Originally Posted by pantscat View Post
    So sorry to read about this - seems that it's all to easy for a **** with a camera to start up their own business these days.
    As a keen amateur photographer it really annoys me that you get so-called "pros" with all the gear and absolutely no idea what they are doing.

    Interestingly - the faq on his website does say he has "all the relevant insurances"...

    Good luck!
    Absolutely agree with this. Trying to find a decent photographer (made all the more difficult by the fact we're getting married abroad!) is so difficult. And as has been said Luke - I'd take him to the cleaners and be expecting him to restage shots at his cost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novalee View Post
    I am so sorry to hear this Luke, how upsetting for you both. I hope he can recover them somehow, but I would be so angry that he laughed at you, and apparently put off telling you for so long? How long has he known about them being lost?
    He said that he'd known for 3 months!!! But chose not to tell us, so he just ignored emails instead.

    I'll be taking him to small claims court but I havent done this before. Anyone got any experience in that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfish View Post
    Really sorry to hear the trouble your having Luke - must be absolutely gut wrenching! Just going through the motions of planning my wedding, and I know how important having good photographs to remember the day will be.



    Absolutely agree with this. Trying to find a decent photographer (made all the more difficult by the fact we're getting married abroad!) is so difficult. And as has been said Luke - I'd take him to the cleaners and be expecting him to restage shots at his cost!
    Congrats on your wedding

    I dont think I want the photos restaging (especially by him) because it wont be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post
    He said that he'd known for 3 months!!! But chose not to tell us, so he just ignored emails instead.

    I'll be taking him to small claims court but I havent done this before. Anyone got any experience in that?
    Currently going through small claims proceedings myself (Suing Thomson Airlines ) so if you want to know anything let me know. The moneyclaim online service is pretty straightforward, and the judges are very helpful when you're in court. Just make sure you ready up on each stage and know whats expected of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post
    After a long argument, I'm getting all my money back plus the photos that he does have on a CD.

    He got very shirty & laughed when I mentioned compensation so I'm taking him to court. Luckily the wife is the PA to the MD of the Sheffield Star so it'll be going in there too. Plus it'll be all over FB and Twitter. Oh, and on here.

    ALWIN • GREYSON • PHOTOGRAPHY | Sheffield Based Studio

    For anyone getting married around the Sheffield area, I wouldnt touch him witha barge pole

    Money can't change what you've lost and the impact on your lives. Professional photographers have to have insurance don't they? Is this not something that is covered?

    We're friends with Tina Allingham and I do the occasional computer-related favour for her (like when she rang in a panic because the School photos were due and her PSU had packed up) and she has loads of backups. She has backups of backups.

    What's happened to you is terrible. Some people really are charlatans. It makes me so angry that he chose to ignore you instead of confess he's lost your pictures. That's shocking!

    There are a lot of terrible people in the wedding industry - Pat-a-cake of Wimbourne is one of them - worst cake I've ever tasted. I could have baked and iced something better myself. My sister was beside herself.

    Edited to add: Talk to Citizens Advice - they will easily point you in the right direction. Maybe phone some of those no-win-no-fee-free-consultation solicitors.
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    That is such a shame, at least you'll get some photos but not really what you expected. Have you got legal cover on your house insurance as this would be something they would take on for you, other than that I would see if a solicitor would take it on as no win no fee. I wouldn't be trying to do it myself as he really needs taking to the cleaners to stop him from doing this to someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post
    After a long argument, I'm getting all my money back plus the photos that he does have on a CD.

    He got very shirty & laughed when I mentioned compensation so I'm taking him to court. Luckily the wife is the PA to the MD of the Sheffield Star so it'll be going in there too. Plus it'll be all over FB and Twitter. Oh, and on here.

    ALWIN • GREYSON • PHOTOGRAPHY | Sheffield Based Studio

    For anyone getting married around the Sheffield area, I wouldnt touch him witha barge pole

    Laughed about compensation! What a n0b! Unprofessional big time. Rince him Luke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post
    He said that he'd known for 3 months!!! But chose not to tell us, so he just ignored emails instead.

    I'll be taking him to small claims court but I havent done this before. Anyone got any experience in that?
    I wouldn't start small claims proceedings yet without getting some legal advise.

    It costs you £25 to lodge it in the first instance with the online service and is straightforward to follow they send the details to the other party and then you go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael2k6 View Post
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    Wow! Thanks Mike!!!!!

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    Sorry to hear that Luke. Take some legal advice. Small claims is OK to get your money back but you may struggle if you want compensation for indirect loss, especially if it is difficult to quantify as a sum of money. Most solicitors will give you a short free consult which should give you an idea of what's what.

    Did you have any insurance? Sometimes home policies can cover unexpected legal expenses. It can be worth checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    Sorry to hear that Luke. Take some legal advice. Small claims is OK to get your money back but you may struggle if you want compensation for indirect loss, especially if it is difficult to quantify as a sum of money. Most solicitors will give you a short free consult which should give you an idea of what's what.

    Did you have any insurance? Sometimes home policies can cover unexpected legal expenses. It can be worth checking.
    Thanks buddy. Yeah we had wedding insurance and they're sending us a claim form. I'll ring round a few solicitors today and see what I can find out.

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    Dude I feel gutted on your behalf that totally sucks. Usually you get some amateur photographers within your guests that take really awesome shots hope some have!

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    This is very true at my sister in laws wedding I got what is considered to be the shot of the day with the bride and her father.

    Ben

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    I am going to be doing some of the Photo's for my Sister's wedding. For the ones done in the booth, I am going to take it once on one SD card and then change the card and take it again. Hopefully, I should not loose any

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