ED Magedson – Founder
the picture people4201 coldwater rd fort wayne, Indiana United States of America
I made an appt to get xmas pics made of my granddaughter and son. When making the appt I specifically asked for a photographer who was experienced, innovative and creative.
The photographer had less personality than a limp dish rag. Was given an express course in pointing and clicking a camera.
She was going to use a black background. The dress my granddaughter had on was black velvet on the top. WIth a black background, the dress would not show up. She looked like she had no idea this was a problem. She was then going to use a WHITE background. My son's shirt was white. So then his shirt would not show up. So we were left with a grey background. As these three choices were all there was........for xmas?!
The employee posed my granddaughter in generic poses, not christmasy, no props. I had to ask her to use a prop to make it seem more special.
Then she shot one pic of my granddaughter and my youngest son. In the pic they were hugging each other. You cannot see her face as my son is a foot and a half taller than my granddaughter.
My son [granddaughter's father] was able to go to this shoot with us. My son is shipping out for Afghanistan in 2 weeks. So I got him in the shot with his daughter and my other son [this pic actually turned out decent].
We had to coach my granddaughter during the shoot [hold your head up, smile big] as the employee was not doing this, was just pointing and clicking a camera.
After the shoot we sat down to view and pick out our pictures. Not a lot to choose from. The pics were h*o hum, worse than walmart pics.
I had a coupon for 6 sheets for under 20 dollars. There was just the one shot with my youngest and my granddaughter so I had to choose that as my xmas package.
The rest were so generic and not great pics, it took me awhile to pick out 12 more.
I paid for 10 sheets and got 2 free as I had bought a membership, plusmy cd. The cd was important for my son, to put on his laptop to take with him when he goes to middle east in two weeks.
The employee brings out my pics about 20 minutes later. However she only brought out 1/3 of my order. When I asked about the other pics and cd, she tried to tell me that the 6 sheets I paid 18.00 was part of that. When I explained 3 times that I should have a total of 20 pics and a cd she went in the back and came out and said she wasn't sure where the rest was and no computer available to pick out more poses. So I had to either wait or pick out duplicates of the h*o hum pics I already had. So I chose to get more of my sons and granddaughter.
At this point my 4 yr old granddaughter was tired of waiting in an overcrowded, overheated store. We had promised her a visit to Santa. My sons went down to visit santa while we waited for the pics that were supposed to take 5 minutes. 30 minutes later when I asked I was told they would be right out.
45 minutes later no pics, again I asked where they were.
Printer broke, waiting on repairman. I informed them I could not wait anylonger I had things to do. Was told to come back today [dec 24] I said it was not possible. The employee said I could come back another day. I live almost 50 miles away. Gas in our area is 3.10 a gal. They made the mistake and I am supposed to pay for it?????
When I called the home office....... they were rude, unfeeling and uncaring.
Said I could have a reshoot done. I am to hope another employee will know what they are doing????!
My son ships out in 2 weeks. Will be gone 16 months. He does not have time for another shoot. They want me to take time away from him and go down for another shoot. Not how I want to spend what time he has left.
Basically I was told tough s**t......for their mistake.
DO NOT USE THIS PLACE if you want good quality pics and service.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/24/2010 12:51 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/the-picture-people/fort-wayne-Indiana-46805/the-picture-people-worst-picture-experience-EVER-fort-wayne-Indiana-674991. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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