Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. How much would it cost you to hire a photographer to do some couples shots and maybe other shots you could do without the wedding guests? If this is still possible? Has the photographer delivered anything of use? Kind regards AJ
Hi, Thank you. Technically speaking the photographer is in breach of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 - S.13 - they have failed to provide the service with reasonable care and skill. This is treated as a contractual breach and therefore you can claim anything that is a naturally occurring consequence of the breach - this would include new photographer and venue costs, plus perhaps a refund on the service price on the basis the photographer did not deliver. Unfortunately the cost of a guest coming from Australia may be a step too remote. The best way to prove this is with invoices and receipts paid for the loss. You may not get it but I would include a figure for the harm done to your day - technically this not a recoverable loss, but if they do not respond to the claim you might as well try and include in the claim.
Hi, Thank you. You could try issuing the proceedings in your local court but he does have the right to have the proceedings transferred to his court. The alternative is you could pay a court clerk or solicitor just to attend the hearing on your behalf, this expense would be reclaimable if you were successful. In all likelihood I doubt this would end up in court, the photographer will probably try and agreement a settlement with you. Do you think he/she is solvent (i.e not on the verge of bankruptcy)?
Hi, Thank you. Have the samples is useful as you can use this to prove he has not provided the service with care and skill. What was the cost of the wedding overall - I would suggest may be including a figure by reference to a percentage of the wedding cost, say 10% of the day?
Hi, Thank you. I do not know exactly what you have spent so it would be a guess:
- The additional photography services;
- Editing services;
- Costs of a re shoot;
- Refund for the services not provided - i.e photo booth etc.
- I would then in addition as for say £800-£1000 for the damage and loss of enjoyment to your wedding.
- Suit hire?
- Wedding dress cleaning if needed for a reshoot?
Anything else you have reasonable spent money as a result of the photographers failing.