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Payed a Photographer Who Never gave me photos

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JonDough View Drop Down

Joined: 20/March/2018
Location: Australia
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    Posted: 20/March/2018 at 18:21
So My Sister payed for a "Professional" Photographer by the name of Daniel Gowans the sum of $865 to take photos of her and retouch the images. The photos were all shot on February 21st, There is messages of him from his number saying that he will send the photos back to her within 14 days which was due on March 7th

It is now March 20th, He has neither replied or acknowledged any messages and at this point My sister is now considering pursuing legal action.

She would like to rectify it without pursuing legal action by someone from the law profession sending a letter to him and hopefully the photographer will actually.. do his job.

Willing to pay also, if interested and are a real lawyer, PM me.

JonDough View Drop Down

Joined: 20/March/2018
Location: Australia
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  Quote JonDough Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/March/2018 at 18:23
I am open to any advice anyone has to offer

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Joined: 09/October/2005
Location: Australia
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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/March/2018 at 09:03
She is entitled to what she has paid for, however a delay with such an undertaking is not unreasonable, technical problems can occur.

Why not call on the photographer to see why the job has not been returned as promised.

If you find that this photographer is not performing as promised you have the option of legal action, however the cost of taking legal action will exceed the cost of the job, a better approach may be send a strongly worded letter of demand to the photographer, a community legal centre may be able to help with the wording.

If you find the photographer is not a photographer and your sister has been caught in a scam,you should report the matter to the police.

AMK Law View Drop Down

Joined: 11/September/2017
Location: Australia
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  Quote AMK Law Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/March/2018 at 18:03
Hi Jon,

We understand that it can be frustrating as a consumer to pay for services which you may never receive or there is very long delay. Just so you know, it is not legal for a business to accept payment for goods or services they do not intend to provide.

The photographer is required to supply the photographs within the timeframe he has indicated. From your post, it appears that a significant time period has passed and the photographs are yet to be provided.

If your sister still has not received the photographs and services she has paid for, please get in contact us with immediately and we can try and resolve the problem.

Should you wish to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact us via email on, via phone on (03) 8564 8474 or visit our website at

This information is of a general nature only and it is not, nor is intended to be, legal advice. If you wish to take any action based on the content of this publication, we recommend that you seek professional legal advice. You can contact AMK Law directly by telephone on (03) 8564 8474 or by email

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