This bride says memories of her big day were spoiled by a skelme wedding photographer who is yet to deliver her photos – almost a year later.
Mellisa and Robin-Lee Adams got married on 26 October 2019 and had their reception at the Goodwood Wrestling Hall where photographer Chezlyn Julies of ICheezy Photography captured the event.
The Goodwood couple say they paid R6000 – R1500 more than the actual wedding package – for videos and pictures of their wedding, but the Kensington-based photographer has failed to deliver the priceless moments.
“He was supposed to give us two wedding CDs with edited photos and a slide show, a hardcover photo album of our big day and a video of the whole wedding from start to end,” explains Mellisa.
“The engagement shoot photos had to be part of the wedding invitation but I only received it this year, unedited.
“I received unedited wedding photos consisting of 10 photos, all the same picture. I have not received the album and the video.”
She says calling the photographer is useless as he always comes with new excuses.
“When contacting Chezlyn, he makes empty promises and insists that he did us a favour by giving us all the raw photos.
“That is not what we paid for and we have nothing to show for our wedding day at all.
“The slide show of wedding photos that we got was put into an automatic slide show and people’s heads are cut off.”
The 25-year-old says her wedding day memories have been ruined and she believes that the photographer is a seasoned scammer.
“I have found out that he had conned others as well. I would like to warn future clients about him as I would not want him to do this to more people.”
On his Facebook profile, ICheezy-Photography-New-Page-076*******, Chezlyn boasts about being “the best in the game”.
Speaking to the Daily Voice yesterday, he first claimed he was not aware of Mellisa’s allegations, but then admitted he still owed her: “I gave her six videos, there is still one video outstanding. The book is done.
“I just have not had time to deliver it. I have spoken to her mother and I will probably deliver the remaining items next week.
“I have been busy and it is difficult to make time.”
But Mellisa says she’s heard this excuse before: “He must give us what we paid for, we never received the edited pictures.”