Wanted to share my experience of George Mavitiz of CandleWax studios in Montreal. We hired him for our wedding held in
August 2007. He insisted that some payment be made on signing of contract, and the rest after the event. We were fine with
contract money, but were reluctant to pay the entire amount of CAN$5000 before we got the final product, the wedding album.
But he insisted that he only did selected few events in a year, and that this is how he works. Being inexperienced, we fell
for it, and paid all the money after the shoot. And now, it has been close to three years, and no album.
Initially, he ignored my wife's phone calls, and emails. Then, I had to leave stern messages on his voicemail demanding
either our album, or money. To which he reply has been, I will file for personal bankruptcy, and put our name as one of the
creditors to protect from. When we started approaching other photographers to do our album, he threatened us that if we
continue to talk to other photographers about him, we will never get our album, and on top of that, he will sue us.
As of writing this review, still waiting for our album!!!
So guys/gals, lesson learned, never make payment all payment until you have the final product.