A YOUNG couple have won their claim for breach of contract after a photographer failed to produce their wedding album more than a year after the big day.
Photographer John Paine, who owns Special Occasions Bridal House in Poole, has been ordered to pay £1,450 plus £60 court fees after he said it was “impossible” to produce the album.
Bianca and Chris Hanley fell in love with the design for the wedding album when they met Mr Paine at the BIC Wedding Show in February 2011.
They decided to employ him for their wedding at Compton Acres on 8 June 2012 and paid him £2,250 to create the Luscious Album Package. Bianca said: “He promised something he couldn’t deliver and we feel that we were completely mis-sold. At least four months passed and he still hadn’t made any progress on the album. Eventually on 27 September 2012 he cobbled together a preview but it was an absolute disgrace.”
Bianca, 23, gave birth to her daughter Jasmine three months ago and said the whole debacle had been incredibly stressful, especially as her husband Chris, 25, was in the Navy and often away.
John Paine, 62, said he will be appealing the decision. In a previous hearing the photographer had said: “It was impossible to achieve what they wanted.”