A Facebook ad for “affordable photography” caught Natalie Barney’s eye at just the right moment of her wedding’s planning process. The images on the photographer’s portfolio looked impressive. She was quoted a great price for 100 images which she accepted, booking the date. Little did she know that she was viewing wedding images gleaned off sites like Pinterest and not the original work of the photographer.
On the day of the wedding, the photographer reported that she was having “camera issues” which, as it turned out, were the result of the photographer having zero understanding of how shutter speed and camera focus work. The end result was that the images from the event were completely unusable. They were underexposed, blurry, and awkwardly framed. The couple had to rely on friends and family who had taken their own photographs of the wedding for memories of their special day. The photographer consoled the upset bride with the promise of a free family photoshoot on a future date. When the dressed-up newlyweds arrived at the new shoot location, they were stood up by the photographer’s no-show.
Headlines like these seem to pop up with regularity: “Bride Shafted by Photographer, Never Received Images.” “Wedding Couple Devastated by Blurry Photographs.” The reason for these incidents is obvious, that there will always be amateur photographers naive enough to jump into a paid wedding with little to no skills, and there will always be brides on a budget who fall victim to their confidence.
Having a wedding on a budget is understandable. Ripping someone off with a fake portfolio and ruining a cherished memory is not. Thanks to Paysho, no one ever has to go through such an experience, especially on a day as important as their wedding day. If the Natalie and her fiance had used Paysho to facilitate the transaction, Paysho would have safeguarded their money for them and only released it after they had confirmed that they were happy with the service they received. Based on how the events of the day turned out, they would have received all their money back.
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