A Wiltshire couple has misplaced £1,600 and are actually in search of one other wedding photographer to take photos of their massive day after a Devon-based firm went bust.

Amy Thomas, 40, from Chippenham, is “devasted” after shedding £1,600 and a wedding photographer after South West Photograph and Movie introduced it had filed for chapter.

The bride-to-be stated: “It’s horrendous. Your wedding is a crucial a part of your life.

”If you end up making an attempt to be organized and you’ve got saved so laborious to have the wedding of your dream after which this occurs.”

She and her would-be bridegroom have been capable of finding a brand new videographer however a nonetheless on the seek for a photographer to take photos of their wedding.

Amy stated: “We’re nonetheless in search of a photographer all day and our finances is actually zero as a result of now we have saved so laborious.

“Sadly, as a result of we did not wish to put the wedding on bank cards, we saved and paid Lee with our debit card.”

They’re amongst a whole lot of {couples} who’ve been left with out wedding images or a photographer for his or her massive day after South West Photograph and Movie went bust and shut down its web site and social media platforms.

The Torquay-based enterprise, beforehand often called Lee Brewer Pictures, stated the monetary implications of Covid-19 have “confirmed an excessive amount of”.

It has resulted in lots of {couples} – some claiming as many as 800 – throughout the nation desperately looking for a brand new photographer.

They’re additionally having to search out extra cash after having paid South West Photograph and Movie a deposit or the entire stability in full.

Determined {couples} have now taken to a web-based Fb group, arrange by a photographer from Devon and one other from Dorset, which hopes to assist brides and grooms discover different photographers for his or her massive day.

It has additionally turn out to be a platform the place determined people have shared tales of how they’ve been let down by South West Photograph and Movie.

Clients who e-mail the enterprise are being met with an automated e-mail reply that states: “It’s with utmost unhappiness we want to inform you that South West Photograph and Movie, formally Lee Brewer Pictures, has ceased buying and selling.

”We are going to now not be capable to present any of our providers to you at your wedding.

“We’ve got tried so laborious the final couple of years to outlive the Covid-19 pandemic. The monetary implications have confirmed an excessive amount of for us to recover from.

“Sadly, I’ve been left with no selection however to stop buying and selling and declare chapter as of at the moment, July 27. An official receiver can be in contact with additional info.

“NB, you probably have had a wedding with us within the final 12 weeks and are nonetheless ready on your images/ video, we can be in contact over the approaching weeks with the knowledge on how one can get entry to your picture and video information .

”We admire this is not superb however we can be in contact with the related info asap.

“I apologise as that is going to trigger stress and I’m extraordinarily sorry for this. Sadly, there was by no means going to be an excellent time.

“I’ve listed beneath a bunch of really helpful photographers, videographers and mirror sales space corporations who might be able to assist in your day.

”Please notice these persons are on no account affiliated to Southwest Photograph and Movie and you’ll be reserving them in a very separate entity.”

A assist group, Let’s Discover You One other Wedding Photographer/ Videographer 2022, was created final Wednesday (July 27), and already has over 1,600 members.

Chippenham couple loose £1,600 as wedding photography firm goes bust


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