I don’t exactly know what makes people want to attempt being a professional photographer on one of the biggest days of someone else’s life. But unfortunately, that is exactly what happened as “professional photographers” Ian McCloskey and Nikki Carter took 750 pounds to shoot Anneka Geary’s wedding.
Now, granted 750 pounds which equates to $1200 USD (at the moment) isn’t exactly a large sum to pay for you wedding photography and I am a firm believer in you pay for what you get. But, I think $1200 should still provide better images than Ian and Nikki managed to get.
Unfortunately, in an industry where there is no real regulatory system (photography) this is a reoccurring issue we see more and more often. In the article, Ian and Nikki disclose that they were unahppy with the photos themselves and they are now bankrupt from a string of several disgruntled clients.
For me, I definitely feel that all parties in this arrangement are to blame. The client, for not doing more research on the clients past work and allotting a more reasonable budget for photography; and the photographer for holding themselves out as professionals when in reality they can’t even get the basics right.