I, Darren Trenchard was hired to film and direct this seemingly honest couple's wedding. Bradley Bailyn and his wife. Bella Bailyn.
When I was called, on the same day of the event, to bring my camera and shoot, with no extra sound equipment I cancelled another paying gig. I was ready to help the Bride in tight spot. Even willing to give a discount (although i dont know why? it would have been better to just demand the market rate for a gig like this, then I would not have gotten involved with these vindictive, unorganized, now slanderous people defaming my work.
In order to get paid I was forced to interupt my work and practically go on strike until I saw some cash....a subject which Bella was avoiding. Of course, shes the bride, that what palnners and friends are for,,,,either of them failed to communicate at all with me,,,I was forced to ask more than one to be paid- up front. I believe now that they they had no intention of paying me,,,,just like the other 2 cameras they somehow got to come shoot for free??.... I got the money because I went on strike after the ceremony and tried during the "screaming into the mic" party which ensued (which incidentally had only no lighting just a club lighting environment and terrible sound for doing video. So with having no planned itinerary a completely disorganized event, not offering to pay, and no info that made shooting anything decent and planning ahead, impossible. ie. These two could not get their marriage montage video to even "play" for the event, thus it became obvious with NO planning,,,,no wedding planner,,,,nobody else to deal with while I was shooting,,,no sign of getting paid,,, I there asked for my pay...honestly there was no reason to stay, with out the money agreed upon, being exchanged. I was told by Bella Bailyn to ask later?,,,well that could not make for very good night.
So now they want their money back?, after judging my footage as well as my footwear worn to the event as unacceptable? I woud think twice about securing the services of Bradley Bailyn or Bella (Dr.?) Shamfeul to see now these seemingly professional people can so easily defame me on this site, Its shameful my having to defend myself against totally false allegations and outright lies by an unhappy person. SAD