Fellow Yelpers,

I take customer service very seriously and always strive to provide the best possible experience for my clients. In the following I want to provide Yelpers with my side of the story in hopes I can set things straight.

After I photographed Stacey and Frank’s wedding in 2003 (see slideshow above), the bride’s mother asked me *not* to provide a wedding album as we had agreed, but instead to give her digital negatives and 4×6 prints of every shot I’d taken, without editing or post production – more than 2,000 prints.

I gave her everything she asked for and considered our amended contract fulfilled. I would have been happy to make her an album if she had asked for one instead of the prints.

Six years pass and I hear nothing from her until 2009 when she posts a libelous Yelp review accusing me of breach of contract.

Bewildered, I reached out to her. I offered once again to make her an album Рbut she flatly refused. She was now demanding $4,000 to take down the review, a cut and dried case of extortion, depressingly common on Yelp.

Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but I draw the line at blackmail. If she had genuinely wanted a wedding album, I would have preferred that she simply ask for one back in 2003 rather than wait six years before trying to extort $4,000 from me. And to this date she *still* hasn’t asked for an album.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, so rather than pay her off; I’d prefer Yelpers to draw their own conclusions by checking out the pictures from this wedding (slideshow above), the dozens of galleries¬†on my site or the reviews from other Yelpers.

Patrick Roddie

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