Please Brides Beware: This is a very sad story and you must be careful not to hire this photographer. I was a guest at my friends wedding this year and it was such a beautiful and elegant wedding, held in one of the most prestigious places in UK. I am writing on behalf of them because I am so shocked and angry myself. I know they have written their reviews but I thought I must add my own.
They told me they found this photographer on SWPP and he said he specialized in wedding photography and was highly professional.
When I first met him, I was instantly annoyed as he was chewing gum, with half his shirt hanging out. It's like he didn't care and he was just there for the money. During the day I then asked the Bride if she had noticed if the photographer had been drinking because several of the guests had accused him of being intoxicated and we told the Bride that in our opinion we believed he was.
When I met the newly weds after the honeymoon, I was so excited to see there photographs, until I found out they were extremely upset and I had never seen a bride cry so much. She had told me her photographer had missed out on so much at their wedding. He did not take any of her and her father......How could you FORGET "Father and the Bride", especially when there together most of the morning leading up to the wedding. I noticed he took photos of the bride and her parents down the aisle of their backs and no photos of father congratulating the bride. I also noticed things that the couple was not aware of........there were no photos of ME!! There were less than 40 guests, how could you not take at least one of me. There is literally non. The only thing I noticed that was positive was how he captured the favors on the table and the ceremony table. Apart from that it was a true disappointment as he couldn't even edit or crop the photos properly.
He basically didn't take hardly any photos of the bridal families including the groom and his parents, bridal group with bridesmaids or groom with groomsmen. I read in his contract he would edit everything and he didn't edit one shot.
The bride explained, or shall I say cried in despair to me that she invited Hugh Miller to her house to discuss all the problems with the photos over a cup of tea and wedding sweets and he practically refused to help them. He said he thought he did a great job. How can you do a great job by forgetting the essentials. Later the Bride told me she asked for compensation because of these issues and I read the responses he sent to the couple. I COULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT HE WROTE: He explained he would never give them any compensation because he thinks they just want money and he believes nothing was missing from the photographs. He had also threatened the bride with legal action because she believed that he was intoxicated and he also ridiculed the couple because they wanted compensation.
What's so upsetting now, my friends received their wedding video and it's amazing except guess what Hugh Miller is constantly in the way. All you see his us backside and camera constantly in the camera and the videographer has apologized and explained that he was extremely frustrated with how Hugh Miller was extremely unprofessional and was just in the way all the time and tried everything to edit as much as he could.
Hugh Miller must be completely blind to the fact that this couple has money and they had one of the most amazing weddings I have ever been too. The saddest thing is that I feel, this so called professional would not even offer to resolve the issues with a wedding album or even trying to photoshop to create something for the couple. This so called professional was offered a dream job because he was taking pictures in one of the most presitigious places that any photographer would dream of which he has never got the opportunity to do and he just used this couple as a stepping stone while treating them like dirt.
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