What can I do if my wedding photographer has not returned our wedding pictures and he won’t return our calls or emails?

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What can I do if my wedding photographer has not returned our wedding pictures and he won’t return our calls or emails?

We hired a photographer for our wedding and engagement pictures and we haven’t received either, the time allotted in our contract has expired we have tried to contact him at not avail we paid over $3000 for this pictures and we want to have them. What’s the best course of action?

Asked on July 3, 2012 under Business Law, Maryland

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the photographer for breach of contract.  Your damages (the amount of compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) would be the contract price.

Damages (monetary compensation) may be an inadequate remedy because you want to receive your wedding and engagement photos.  When damages are an inadequate remedy, you can pursue an equitable remedy for breach of contract such as specific performance.  Specific performance means the court would order the photographer to provide you with your wedding and engagement photos.


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