Last edited by Zohan; 10th August 2008 at 05:23 AM.
Because there was a time when a man's word meant honor, and his handshake a seal of confidence.
Family and relatives ah? That one better borrow a few thousand dollars to get the biggest law firms to draft the contracts for you! Hahahahahaha!
Well. From what I've read over the past few posts, I think this started out as one big mess....and then escalated into an even BIGGER mess. Frankly speaking, I can't put a finger on any single party here.
had this ROM couple, a rather grand affair, who complained about everything and everyone, including yours truly. after receiving their album, still yak and yak.
half a year later, call me up asking me to shoot their wedding.
well, there are simply certain jobs that i'll not touch even if i am broke.
somehow i feel more for the photographer.
except the TFCD thing, which of course we have not hear the other side 's story.
Now now, there are difficult couples and difficult photographers no?
Any job that involves working with potentially highly-strung people (e.g. all parties involved in a wedding) will, of course, take patience and understanding.
If the photographer had an album made for me by, say, GraphiStudio, then I wouldn't mind waiting 1.5 months.
If I paid the photographer to shoot my wedding and did not ask for prints, only for photos to be on a CD, 1.5 months is outrageous.
What would you do if you got married and then your photographer held your wedding photos hostage?
I've never heard of a wedding photographer in my area being such an a-hole. Portrait photogs, yes but not wedding photographers.
You are still thinking of hiring this photographer? What are you smoking?
If in fact all outstanding payments are settled, I really do not care what the service provider has to say, payment is received, please complete the services as agreed.
Key here is what is agreed upon, exactly, in black and white!
Lesson learned, use a real reputable professional.
Lesson learned, no point hooking up friends with wannabes trying to make a quick buck.
Lesson to be learned, if we do not out these bad apples, nothing will change.
Some will say, we did not hear the story from the photographer, but if he had already received payment in full, services better be provided in full. What stories do we need to hear?
If in fact all outstanding payments are settled, I really do not care what the service provider has to say, payment is received, please complete the services as agreed
Some will say, we did not hear the story from the photographer, but if he had already received payment in full, services better be provided in full. What stories do we need to hear?[/QUOTE]
Hear! Hear! that's the whole point of contention discussed here. Even there's some
miss comunication between parties, as a professional a bit of flexibility would certainly
help boost his reputation and generate more business in the future but sadly he chose
everything said/discuss over the agreement doesnt count
hence a contract should be draft out if the clients want the particular to do the job
it should have something like
" There are no oral or other agreements of the Parties hereto, and this Agreement constitutes full and complete understanding and agreement between the Client(s) and the photographer "
relatives and friends also must sign unless is a volunteering job
Note: I am not the photog or related to the photog in question.
However, I am closing this thread for the following:
1. The Photo Biz section is not for complaints against any photographer or similarly against clients. Hence posting here is already not appropriate
2. Debates and argument is getting to be like kopitiam and totally off topic, including vulgar connotation like "a hole" are not tolerated
3. CS is not to be made used of for complaints, (especially registering as member with the sole purpose of complaining ie first post is complain post) . Suggest the TS and photog settle this out of CS, there are many avenues ie small claims tribunal, court of law or CASE etc but NOT CS.
4. Lastly, this thread also served its purpose as the TS already got her images as stated in the later part of this thread
Last edited by chngpe01; 10th August 2008 at 03:58 PM.