Posted: 3/6/2008Provided by Citysearch -
(Please see my full review on Local Yahoo)
In a nutshell...
HORRIBLE picture quality, the pictures on his website look nothing like previews... I cannot say what we ""received"" because, three months later, Delano (owner/photographer) still hasn't delivered them yet. Most photographers want to hang onto the originals so they can sell you prints, we paid up for the photo CD for this reason, yet, he absolutely will not give it to us and has ignored repeated emails and phone calls. As of now, he stole our money because we haven't received a single thing from the shoot.
About the shoot, we shot in a public park. We booked him for the afternoon to shoot 50 people. He dropped a bomb on us (right before the shoot) that he over-booked himself, giving us 30 minutes!! He was racing through us, half-a$$ing the shots (a 'professional' couldn't possibly be this bad), yelling at the family to not shoot any of their own photos... in the public park, lol. He was so panicked that he wouldn't make his next shoot - as if it was our fault!! We had him for the afternoon. He later had the nerve to scold me (when I called about our CD), saying the family was being a ""pain,"" because they weren't moving fast enough for him, as he was rushing.
I could somehow rationalize it all if the photos were great. I'm telling you, amateur hour doesn't accurately describe it, I'm shocked his thumb wasn't in the photos, they were literally that bad. I wish I had the photos to show everyone how poor they truly were. I'm glad we took our own photos, to at least have something to show for us all coming out.
My mother-in-law booked the shoot not knowing anything about him, there were no negative reviews about him. So hopefully this can serve as a warning - AVOID AT ALL COSTS. You'll pay for horrible photos that you will never get. This guy is totally a ""wannabe,"" a random guy with a decent camera passing himself off as a ""professional photographer.""