Newlyweds anger after wedding photographer fails to hand over pictures despite court case success (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Newlyweds anger after wedding photographer fails to hand over pictures despite court case success
NEWLYWEDS who won a court case against a photographer after he failed to deliver their wedding album have spoken of their anger that they still have no pictures.
Bianca and Chris Hanley married on June 8 2012 and had commissioned John Payne, of Special Occasions in Ashley Cross, to produce a lavish wedding album after being impressed by him at the BIC Wedding Show in February 2011.
After waiting more than a year for the pictures, which they say Mr Payne promised would be ready 14 days after the ceremony, the couple took Mr Payne to a small claims court where he was ordered to pay the couple £1,450 compensation, their £260.50 legal costs and to hand over the disc containing the photographs.
However, despite the order being issued on January 15 requesting payment within 28 days and a further letter from the court on February 5 stating Mr Payne did not have grounds for appeal; the couple said they have received nothing.
Mrs Hanley, 24, has since given birth to daughter Jasmine following a gruelling pregnancy which culminated in an emergency caesarean section.
“It has been so stressful and I have been left upset that I have no pictures to show my family so long after the wedding,” said Mrs Hanley. “He has ruined everything. We need that money and the discs so someone else can create an album.”
The new mother added that she liked Mr Payne when they first met and that his pictures were ‘amazing’ so was especially disappointed that no explanation has ever been given.
Mr Payne declined to comment.