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One investigative team at a local news station in Orlando has done a pretty eye-opening piece about an award-winning wedding photographer that has apparently yet to deliver photos to multiple clients.
The story came to the station’s attention after said clients began complaining about the photographer.
FStopper’s reports that Nick Seago’s SNi Photography has come under scrutiny after multiple couples complained about a service that The Knot awarded “Best of Weddings” three years in a row. In some cases, clients did not receive their photos while others had to wait over a year to receive theirs. One story cited by the station and FStoppers involves a couple that signed a contract for $USD 3k for videography and photography services with final products to be delivered in “six to eight weeks.” They still haven’t gotten their pictures.
Click Orlando recalls their story, “I would get excuses like, ‘I'm out of town. I'm out of the country…He just went dark. And that’s when we got really concerned.”
Samantha Dendor said of the photographer’s work on her wedding: “We only got bits and chunks…That is the biggest heartbreak to me. We'll never be able to see that.”
Seago even had a lawsuit leveled against him for some $USD 3,000 that he has not paid according to the plaintiff. On top of all of this awful news, the Better Business Bureau has this company floating around with an F rating. As for how The Knot was fooled by this for 2016, 2017, and 2018, that’s a mystery, though the wedding site does say it uses customer reviews in its awards process.
Have you ever had a bad experience with a wedding photographer? Let us know your story in the comments below. Also, what do you think of the fact that he won The Knot’s award three years in a row – despite all of this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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