Wedding Photos still not delivered!
I hired a photographer to photograph my wedding. It is now 1.5 years later, and I still don’t have any proofs. The contract indicated delivery within approx. 4-8 weeks. After many lies, I find out that the reason for delay is because the photographer is getting a divorce, and there are issues re: ownership of the business. I have secured a release from the husband which allows me to pickup the photos, which I will have to pay for out of my own pocket, despite already paying my photographer in full for the job.
Now the photographer is refusing to sign a release that allows the lab to deliver the photos directly to me, unless I sign a hold harmless agreement which will protect her, and keep her from being responsible financially for the cost of development (again, I already paid her in full, including this development cost).
I feel as if I have been held hostage and being forced to sign a legal document that limits my rights as the consumer without getting any benefit in return. On the contrary, I incur a large bill with no opportunity to try and collect my money after the fact.
Since the matter is in regards to photographs which she owns the copyright to, I feel suing is a waste of time.