A Wiltshire couple has misplaced £1,600 and at the moment are on the lookout for one other wedding photographer to take photos of their large day after a Devon-based firm went bust.

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

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

”If you find yourself attempting 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 mentioned: “We’re nonetheless on the lookout for a photographer all day and our finances is actually zero as a result of we’ve got saved so laborious.

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

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

The Torquay-based enterprise, beforehand referred to as Lee Brewer Images, mentioned 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 further 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 various photographers for his or her large day.

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

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

”We’ll now not be capable to present any of our companies to you at your wedding.

“We’ve 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 alternative however to stop buying and selling and declare chapter as of immediately, July 27. An official receiver will probably be in contact with additional info.

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

”We respect this is not excellent however we will probably 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 a great time.

“I’ve listed under a gaggle of beneficial photographers, videographers and mirror sales space corporations who might be able to assist in your day.

”Please observe these persons are on no account affiliated to Southwest Photograph and Movie and you’ll be reserving them in a totally 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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