Wedding footage 'like Blair Witch Project' says angry bride
If you thought planning a wedding was stressful, spare a thought for brides Amy and Teagan.
They both paid $1900 for seemingly incredible videography packages with Simplicity Films, but almost seven months after their respective weddings, they're still waiting on all that was promised.
"He's got our memories that we can't take back. It breaks my heart," Amy told A Current Affair.
Amy and Teagan claim to be in a group with almost a dozen other brides, some of whom are waiting for their vision or for money back.
After bugging Ashley, the owner of Simplicity Films, for months for their footage, the ladies say they were completely underwhelmed by what they received.
Amy likened it to the film Blair Witch Project.
"It could've been filmed on an iPhone, a child could've filmed it, it was so shaky," she said.
Teagan says Ashley missed so many crucial moments.
"We ended up getting a five-minute edit, three-and-a-half minutes of that is my husband's speech and it just cuts off in a really awkward spot," she said.
Both women claim they were meant to get all the raw footage shot on the day and are still waiting.
And it's not the only gripe with Simplicity Films.
A Current Affair has spoken to two videographer sub-contractors, who worked for Ashley and claim to be owed $1000 each.
Former worker Georgia Spencer claims Ashley has fudged his experience in wedding videography.
"I did ask him how long he had been in the wedding business and he told me he'd been doing it since he was eight," she said.
A Current Affair went to Ashley for comment and he admitted he should have spent more time working on the women's videos and less time posting vlogs on YouTube.
When asked if he'd get the vision to all the ladies, Ashley claimed he would do so but he's been busy studying. He claimed he'd refunded some women but didn't name who.
Sadly it's easy to be sucked in by a swish website, according to independent videographer with 25 years' experience and owner of C2 Films, Marcus Theodor.
"You can buy Instagram likes, Facebook comments, but you can't buy Google reviews, so if someone's said, 'I've been around for two to three years' and they have no reviews, you go, hang on what's going on," Marcus said.
Marcus says it's worth asking for word of mouth reviews.
"Be very mindful, if someone's really cheap, they're really cheap for a reason," he said.