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#1 Shaz :o)

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 04:46 PM

GGGGRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif

It is now almost three months since Steve and I got married and we STILL haven't received our photos!!!!

We agreed we'd wait five weeks because our photographer was going overseas straight after the wedding but three months!?!?! NO WAY!!

I am so angry with him right now, I've given him the benefit of the doubt the whole time he's given me excuses and what not, but now I'm ANGRY!!

This is the email I sent him last week when I STILL didn't receive my photos on the agreed date (the third one so far!).....

Hi

I have to admit Claude I'm disappointed. I feel that waiting almost three months for our photos is well and truly outside any reasonable timeframe.

We were so happy with your service leading up to and on the day of the wedding, this has really let the whole experience down. We paid up front in good faith on the understanding we'd get the photos in 5 weeks. We accepted 5 weeks because we knew you were going overseas straight after the wedding.

I'd like to think that you'll take this into account when we come to ordering reprints. What time on Tuesday did you post the photos?


What can I do!?!?!?! This guy has the memories of our wedding at his mercy!

I can't go ape-shit at him or who knows what I'll get. Does anyone know if I'm legally able to request he gives us his negatives?? I just want to get them off him!

Arrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 05:02 PM


That is an absolute disgrace!!! We got married on the 30 November, we got back from our honeymoon on 23rd december and he opened especially to give us the photos to show relly's over christmas. Once we chose our album pics, it only took another 2 weeks.

If he is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers I'd be inclined to contact them. Otherwise I'd be inclined to send a regsitered letter (not email and keep a copy) advising that if you do not receive the photographs and negatives in x amount of time, you will be seeking legal advise. If you had a contract with him, I'd also include something about he's broken his contract with you.

Good luck!
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Posted 26 April 2004 - 05:09 PM

DOH!! *smacks self in head*

I didn't even think of contacting the Aust. Inst. of Professional Photographers! Thanks Jac, I'm off to see what I can find out now.

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 05:16 PM

Great!! He doesn't appear to be a member!! *smacking self in head again!!!*

The reason we went with him is because he was recommended by our reception place, everyone else they recommended was fantastic, I couldn't praise them highly enough,......now this joker!

I'm going to tell him that we feel obligated to tell Carrick Hill what terrible service we've received (or NOT received) since they may recommend him to others, and I wouldn't wish this on anyone!

I just have to be careful because if I piss him off too much then I'll be left with no photos! I just want to cry and cry!! sad.gif

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 05:31 PM


Darn!!

I'd definitely let the reception venue know. Even if you see what response you get from him first.
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Posted 26 April 2004 - 05:41 PM

Defintiely write him a letter and send it via registered post - he has to sign for it then - none of the usual "I didn't get your email"

If he isn't forthcoming, then find the contract you signed and seek legal advice.

The Dept of Fair Trading can also be contacted if you are getting nowhere.
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Posted 26 April 2004 - 05:50 PM

"Hi, My name is Sharon and I'm an idiot!"

*In my best innocent dumb voice* What contract?

That's right, I'm a space cadet!!!! We didn't sign a contract!?!!? OMG!!! How could I have been so bloody stupid!?!?! This is probably the ONLY thing I didn't have a contract for!! I have an invoice, signed by the photographer but that's about it I think.
FFFFFFFFAAAAAAAARRRRRRKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*I'm off to crawl into a corner and cry* sad.gif

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 05:57 PM

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

and want me to go after him with my frypan????


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Posted 26 April 2004 - 06:50 PM

Peta....I LOVE YOU!!!

That's the first laugh I've had about this so far!

Yes, please the frying pan would be lovely. tongue.gif


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Posted 26 April 2004 - 06:53 PM

Contact Dept. Fair Traiding ASAP and find out what your rights are maybe the invoice and a verbal agreement might be enough. Personally I'd be going to his business or home and speaking to him in person and finding out what the bloody hell is going on. And then I'd be tearing into the reception centre, if they've recommended him to other people and he's done the same thing to them then they can be held responsible for knowingly refering you to someone that would rip you off.
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Posted 26 April 2004 - 07:11 PM

I'd love nothing more than to get him in front of me!! Luckily for him I'm on the opposite end of the country. He's in Adelaide and I'm in Arnhem Land. I'm going to take your advice and contact the dept. of Fair Trading to see where I stand.

I'm seriously considering sending someone around to see him, I know a very scary looking greek guy (he's actually a big marshmallow and very sweet) who might 'encourage' him to do the right thing. But I can't do anything that might jeopardise my chances of getting wedding photos.

I'll let you know what the dept. of fair trading say.

Thanks all so much for your support.

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 08:36 PM

*getting in some practice*

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Just point me in the right direction..... biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 02:45 PM

Have some goodish news. I was speaking to a final year law student at Uni today, as we only have an invoice from our photographer as well (but we don't have to pay a cent till after the honeymoon). He said that an invoice from the photographer, as long as it is signed is a contract. He has signed that for the fee as per invoice he will provide the service as per invoice.
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Posted 27 April 2004 - 04:22 PM

It is so terrible that you have had to go through all this and I really hope that it's just a communications problem.

I guess this is another reason we join these forums to learn mistakes others have made so we don't do them oursleves,

good luck. and good to hear your sense of humour over this.

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 05:04 PM

Thanks guys,

I've found out I HAVE to send him an official letter of complaint to let him respond first before I can do much more. I'm taking your advice and I'm going to send it registered mail.

We STILL don't have them even today!!

I've rung him twice today and emailled him trying to get the consignment number from the express post bag (if there is one dry.gif ). He appears to either have gone away for the long weekend (that is the nice Shaz speaking......) or he's avoiding my calls because he hasn't sent them (that's the nasty Shaz speaking...).

I defintely have an invoice which is signed by him, but it doesn't state the expected time to get the photos after the wedding. Even still, 3 months is crap!!!

Thanks so much for your support, you are all priceless.

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