Wedding Photographer Sued After Taking Inappropriate Pictures Rather Than The Couple

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Steph and Paul Unwin tied the knot in the summer of 2015. The pair of newlyweds, at the time, hired a wedding photographer by the name of David Kilcourse to be their wedding photographer. But in an article done by The Mirror, Steph claims that the photographer took nearly 100 pictures of two of her bridesmaids which were more than the 70 that he took of the wedding couple.

The Mirror

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David Kilcourse is a self-advertised wedding photographer and on the couple’s big day, he snapped 96 pictures of two bridesmaids with many focused on the women’s legs, cleavage, and behinds. In total, he took 70 pictures of the couple with only 11 focused on the groom and no pictures of the in-laws.

The newlyweds decided to hire David for a full package deal which should have come with pictures of the bride getting ready, the wedding ceremony and event, meals, and in-laws. The final product should have come with a photo book, edited pictures and a CD. When the final product finally arrived, the couple was disappointed to find out that there was no photo album and the CD contained 1636 unedited pictures, out of which 559 were out of focus.

Furthermore, Steph claims that any pictures of her bridesmaids’ body parts was ‘not an accident.’ The couple has since sued David in September of 2016 and was reimbursed 601 pounds since David didn’t show up to court.

The Mirror

In an interview with The Mirror, Steph said: ‘He caused so much heartache. We have so many moments missing from our big day. When we got some of the pictures, I said to him, ‘Is this all of them because I’m really disappointed?’ He turned around and said he took thousands of pictures. When we received them, he’d taken 1,636 images and 559 were out of focus. He called them ‘misfires’. Steph continued: ‘he took pictures of one of my bridesmaid’s breasts, some of her bum. There were more pictures of just the bridesmaids than anything else. I’m sure he was doing that on purpose. I know that photography is interpreted differently by different people but when he takes three pictures of someone’s bum, that’s not an accident.’

The Sun

David, however, blames the poor quality on the ‘bad weather.’ In a metro.co.uk article, David said: ‘As a company, we did over 1,000 weddings and we only had, probably in all that time, 10 complaints of that severity,’ he said. ‘It’s a matter of opinion that we didn’t fulfill the package. Steph said that we didn’t take any outside shots of the wedding when it was pouring it down all day.’

He continued: ‘They claimed I had taken inappropriate images but they cropped the pictures down. They said I’d taken inappropriate pictures which was disproved. I got so much hassle through weddings that I just stopped doing it. The reason I didn’t turn up to court was that it was in Nottingham, it would have cost me a fortune.’ Although David no longer advertises as a wedding photographer he is still the owner of Perfect Image Studios and according to The Sun, he was hired as a photographer for club nights in November.

The Mirror

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