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Don't use BEST IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY -Michael in Jamaica

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#11 Donna67

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    Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

    I think you are very wrong about this, We had the oppourtunity to have Michael shoot our wedding on March 31/12 at the Riu Ochos Rio, and he was very professional. Maybe you should find out the reason he cancelled your shoot, had it been confirmed? had you paid your deposit? before you bad mouth someone.




    #12 lkterry

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      Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

      There are a lot of poor reviews for him.  I wish there were more good ones so I could book w/ him and save the $350 vendor fee.

      #13 RIU Wed Sucks

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        Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

        I wish I would have read this before my wedding - not only were the pictures by my guests better, he didn't use any of the poses I had printed and brought along.  He has the monopoly at RIU - which by the way the RIU montego bay is a minimum a 3 start and NOT a decent venue for a wedding,  Overall - I wish I could do the wedding all over again. :-( 

        #14 jennifernoel1

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        • Wedding Date:October 23, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Montego Bay
        • LocationFort Lauderdale Florida

        Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:52 PM

        So glad you were able to get another photographer. I just looked at Brain Needley's page. His work is awesome.


        Thank you!

        #15 Etova

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          Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:43 PM

          I also had trouble with Michael. I am a professional model. I spoke with him about setting up a separate photo shoot 2 days after our wedding. The shoot was supposed to be TFP (Trade For Print) meaning we each get copies of the photos to use for our portfolios and neither party gets paid. Not only did he not use ANY of the photo suggestions I gave for our wedding (which by the way, I sent him a pinterest folder with tons of suggestions), but he also lied to me. Prior to arriving in Jamaica, I requested RAW copies of the photos so I could do geeky edits to them, edits which would take many hours and which I didn't expect him to want to do. I offered him the chance to decline the offer if he felt he didn't want to do it. He agreed to provide me with RAW images of all of my wedding photos, as well as the 2nd shoot. So 2 days after our wedding, I went into Jamaica with him and we shot at several different locations. The shoot took 4 hours of our time.


          After arriving back in Canada, he informs me that he did not agree to provide RAW images. Uh, What?? So I send him the email I have that proves he agreed prior to our meeting. He then says he will send me only the RAW images for the 20 photos we chose for our package. Um, why would I want the RAW for the edited pics? The whole reason we got the small package was so I could take the time to edit the other photos myself! Then he tells me that if I want any photos for the 2nd shoot, I would have to include them in my 20 photo wedding package. He would not provide me with any photos from the 2nd shoot unless I pay for them. Excuse me??? He tells me he has been a photographer for 10 years and no longer does TFP shoots. I tell him I've been a model for 7 years, and I no longer do TFP shoots either. This was the agreement we made as professionals so that we could both improve our portfolios. After I tell him how disappointed I am in his lack of professionalism, he threatens me, claiming I am slandering his name!!! He acts like a wounded high school student rather than a professional photographer! He claims I misunderstood him. But even if it was a misunderstanding (which it wasn't), a professional would make a compromise rather than claim their way or no way. So he got a 4 hour shoot out of me for free, and I got nothing to show for it.


          I WOULD NEVER WORK WITH HIM AGAIN!!! STAY AWAY FROM HIM! A MONKEY WITH A CAMERA HAS MORE SKILL THAN HE DOES! HE HAS EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT, BUT HAS NO IDEA HOW TO USE IT! Never have I worked with a less professional photographer, and I have worked with many photographers over the years. Terrible!!

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