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Ah yes, wedding photographer stories--there are so many scam stories out there I don't know how people have confidence that they will have a photographer show up on their wedding day as well as actually get the photos after the wedding. As for me, we were assured that the photographer we met with and whose portfolio we reviewed would take the pictures at our wedding, but surprise, surprise, on our wedding day another photographer showed up and told us our original photographer got sick (yeah, right!) and couldn't make it so he was taking his place. I have also heard stories about seemingly legitimate photographers suddenly going out of business overnight, and many people not getting any of their photographs even though the photographer had taken pictures at their weddings. Of course, since the photographer showed up at their weddings, no one else took pictures so these poor people didn't even have any photos taken by family and friends to make up for the ones they never received (and paid for). Thanks for sharing your story and helping others realize that maybe they should enlist some family and friends to take wedding photos even if they hire a professional photographer.