A Manhattan groom has sued his photographer over what he calls horrible wedding photographs that ruined his special day. If the lawsuit and story ended there it wouldn’t be the first of it’s kind we have witnessed but it takes a far stranger turn.
According to the New York Times the man waited six years to file his lawsuit and now he wants the company to recreate his entire wedding with a bride he divorced last year.
Not only are the bride and groom no longer a couple the bride would have to fly in from somewhere in Latvia to recreate the marriage that eventually led to the pain of divorce something she can’t be forced to do.
Todd J. Remis of Manhattan is asking for $4,100 to pay for the photographs plus an additional $48,000 to recreate his wedding which would include flying the weddings principals to New York so their photographs can be re-shot by a different photography studio.
In another amusing twist Justice Doris Ling-Cohan of State Supreme Court in Manhattan dismissed most of the complaint but allowed part of the case to move forward in regards to examining a possible “breach of contract.” In her January opinion she quoted lyrics from Barbra Streisand’s classic “The Way We Are” in which she says:
“This is a case in which it appears that the ‘misty watercolor memories’ and the ‘scattered pictures of the smiles … left behind’ at the wedding were more important than the real thing,” the judge wrote. “Although the marriage did not last, plaintiff’s fury over the quality of the photographs and video continued on.”
The photo shown above was taken by the defendant H & H Photographers and features Milena Grzibovska and Todd J. Remis during their wedding six years ago.
I personally don’t see anything wrong with the photograph shown above, do you think it warrants a re-shoot?