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Leli Photography

Saint James , NY

LOCATION

Po Box 319
Saint James, NY 11780 US

PHONE

631-862-1941

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susan
Wedding:
11/5/2010
0.5/5.0
We are still waiting for my daughter's pictures. He required us to pay all the money up front which we did but still have not received any pictures. I paid over 3500.00 for the albums and he does not return phone calls nor has given us a definate date only the fact he is on top of it. I strongly recommend you NOT use this vendor. So disappointed. It is almost two years later and STILL NO PICTURES!!!!!!!
We are still waiting for my daughter's pictures. He required us to pay all the money up front which we did but still have Read more...
We are still waiting for my daughter's pictures. He required us to pay all the money up front which we did but still have not received any pictures. I paid over 3500.00 for the albums and he does not return phone calls nor has given us a definate date only the fact he is on top of it. I strongly recommend you NOT use this vendor. So disappointed. It is almost two years later and STILL NO PICTURES!!!!!!! Read less
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Duped By Leli
Wedding:
6/13/2009
0.0/5.0
Please allow this posting to stay on your website. Please don't let Gary Leli of Leli Photography threaten to sue you to remove "negative" postings about him.

There are facts that future couples need to see. This man has duped couples into signing contracts with him and not providing their services for years.

FACT: My wife and I have been waiting over 2 years for our video from Gary Leli Photo.

FACT: It does not take 2 years to produce a video.

FACT: Gary Leli said on the news he has run out of money.

FACT: There are over 1 dozen couples and more to come that have paid Gary Leli and are waiting for the products that Leli is obligated via contract to produce.

FACT: Public records show outstanding judgements from couples against Leli Photo.

The public deserves to know this.

Here is the link to today's news story.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/01/10/li-couples-have-waited-years-for-wedding-photos/
Please allow this posting to stay on your website. Please don't let Gary Leli of Leli Photography threaten to sue you to Read more...
Please allow this posting to stay on your website. Please don't let Gary Leli of Leli Photography threaten to sue you to remove "negative" postings about him.

There are facts that future couples need to see. This man has duped couples into signing contracts with him and not providing their services for years.

FACT: My wife and I have been waiting over 2 years for our video from Gary Leli Photo.

FACT: It does not take 2 years to produce a video.

FACT: Gary Leli said on the news he has run out of money.

FACT: There are over 1 dozen couples and more to come that have paid Gary Leli and are waiting for the products that Leli is obligated via contract to produce.

FACT: Public records show outstanding judgements from couples against Leli Photo.

The public deserves to know this.

Here is the link to today's news story.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/01/10/li-couples-have-waited-years-for-wedding-photos/ Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/30/2009
0.5/5.0
If I could leave 0 stars I would...I got married in 2009 and chose Gary Leli as my photographer and videographer after going through a tough screening process. I believed Gary understood what we wanted. We weren't into too many "posed" shots and wanted more candid photos. Also, we were taking our pictures before the ceremony so I would be seeing my husband for the first time dressed as man and wife. Gary promised me it would be a special moment where it would just be us for the big "reveal." This did not happen at all as I stepped off the bus and there he was with everyone else (bridesmaids and grooms). I could overlook that because of the excitement of the wedding day. After the wedding I received my proofs and I was underwhelmed. There were hardly any candid shots and the ones there were, were not very impressive. The family shots were terrible. The sun was glaring in our faces for many of the shots and they looked awful! It was difficult for us to find a decent picture we could agree upon for the thank you's but we chose one because we had to. Once it came time to the album, it was incredibly difficult to choose pics we liked. Granted it took us quite a long time to choose pics we liked for the album but this should not effect us getting what we PAID FOR in full!!! Communicating with Gary was impossible. I would email him asking him to show us what he had so far and he would take forever to get back to us. I have EVERY email we have sent to one another so I have proof. I have never seen and album or video from Gary and it is almost 7 years now! I paid for all albums and video yet I've seen NOTHING! My husband and I are no longer together so you may ask why I would even care to have the albums and video....my
Ex husband's father along with three of his aunts have passed away. The wedding video contains a dance between my ex mother in law and ex father in law to their wedding song. This is forever lost.
If I could leave 0 stars I would...I got married in 2009 and chose Gary Leli as my photographer and videographer after Read more...
If I could leave 0 stars I would...I got married in 2009 and chose Gary Leli as my photographer and videographer after going through a tough screening process. I believed Gary understood what we wanted. We weren't into too many "posed" shots and wanted more candid photos. Also, we were taking our pictures before the ceremony so I would be seeing my husband for the first time dressed as man and wife. Gary promised me it would be a special moment where it would just be us for the big "reveal." This did not happen at all as I stepped off the bus and there he was with everyone else (bridesmaids and grooms). I could overlook that because of the excitement of the wedding day. After the wedding I received my proofs and I was underwhelmed. There were hardly any candid shots and the ones there were, were not very impressive. The family shots were terrible. The sun was glaring in our faces for many of the shots and they looked awful! It was difficult for us to find a decent picture we could agree upon for the thank you's but we chose one because we had to. Once it came time to the album, it was incredibly difficult to choose pics we liked. Granted it took us quite a long time to choose pics we liked for the album but this should not effect us getting what we PAID FOR in full!!! Communicating with Gary was impossible. I would email him asking him to show us what he had so far and he would take forever to get back to us. I have EVERY email we have sent to one another so I have proof. I have never seen and album or video from Gary and it is almost 7 years now! I paid for all albums and video yet I've seen NOTHING! My husband and I are no longer together so you may ask why I would even care to have the albums and video....my
Ex husband's father along with three of his aunts have passed away. The wedding video contains a dance between my ex mother in law and ex father in law to their wedding song. This is forever lost. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/8/2008
4.6/5.0
Gary is extremely professional and very easy to get along with. His quality of work is exceptional and I will definitely recommend him to other brides.
Gary is extremely professional and very easy to get along with. His quality of work is exceptional and I will definitely Read more...
Gary is extremely professional and very easy to get along with. His quality of work is exceptional and I will definitely recommend him to other brides. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.8/5.0
Leli Photography did a wonderful job, the pictures were exactly what I expected.
Leli Photography did a wonderful job, the pictures were exactly what I expected.
Leli Photography did a wonderful job, the pictures were exactly what I expected. Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
9/12/2008
4.0/5.0
Having Gary of Leli Photography help us with our wedding was more than a pleasure. He's a true professional that does his best to accomodate all the needs of both a bride and groom for their wedding day. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for a photographer.
Having Gary of Leli Photography help us with our wedding was more than a pleasure. He's a true professional that does his Read more...
Having Gary of Leli Photography help us with our wedding was more than a pleasure. He's a true professional that does his best to accomodate all the needs of both a bride and groom for their wedding day. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for a photographer. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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montauk
Wedding:
6/8/2008
1.2/5.0
I would recommend the photography but I was really dissappointed with the videographer. Poor quality, unsteady, poor sound . Video is not presentable to family and friends.
I would recommend the photography but I was really dissappointed with the videographer. Poor quality, unsteady, poor sound Read more...
I would recommend the photography but I was really dissappointed with the videographer. Poor quality, unsteady, poor sound . Video is not presentable to family and friends. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Leli Photography responded with the following comments:

Customer is stating only the raw footage of Video and not the finished product. No editing was done yet on this video. Editing will smooth out any footage for the final version
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.0/5.0
This guy Gary is a loser, i was refereed to him by his wife Denise. we paid him 10,000.00 and all i have to show for our items is proof. he has been sued so many time for taking people money and not give them their finished product.. please be ware and don't every use this guy...

i got married 2008 and still waiting
This guy Gary is a loser, i was refereed to him by his wife Denise. we paid him 10,000.00 and all i have to show for our Read more...
This guy Gary is a loser, i was refereed to him by his wife Denise. we paid him 10,000.00 and all i have to show for our items is proof. he has been sued so many time for taking people money and not give them their finished product.. please be ware and don't every use this guy...

i got married 2008 and still waiting Read less
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gjs2
Wedding:
10/6/2007
0.0/5.0
Gary Leli is totally unreliable. I am an attorney who has successfully sued Gary Leli for the return of monies paid. Both had signed contracts. My son and daughter have been waiting years for their wedding albums. He has not delivered the albums or returned their money. My children have two separate unpaid judgments against him. His home is in his wife's name. You will not successfully recover any money on your judgment.

If you hire him, make sure to hold back a significant sum to insure delivery of your albums. (at least 50%).

Most of these wedding forums delete negative comments after they receive a call from him. LI weddings blocked my daughter's account so that she could not communicate with other brides.
Gary Leli is totally unreliable. I am an attorney who has successfully sued Gary Leli for the return of monies paid. Both Read more...
Gary Leli is totally unreliable. I am an attorney who has successfully sued Gary Leli for the return of monies paid. Both had signed contracts. My son and daughter have been waiting years for their wedding albums. He has not delivered the albums or returned their money. My children have two separate unpaid judgments against him. His home is in his wife's name. You will not successfully recover any money on your judgment.

If you hire him, make sure to hold back a significant sum to insure delivery of your albums. (at least 50%).

Most of these wedding forums delete negative comments after they receive a call from him. LI weddings blocked my daughter's account so that she could not communicate with other brides. Read less
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VRDR090907
Wedding:
9/9/2007
0.2/5.0
ANYONE WHO HAS BOOKED OR IS THINKING OF BOOKING THIS PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER BEWARE!!!! GARY LELI SIGNED CONTRACTS, TOOK OUR MONEY, AND DID NOT PRODUCE A PRODUCT SOME 3,4,5,6+++ YEARS LATER! HE MAKES ENDLESS EXCUSES, NEVER TAKES PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT HE HAS/HASN'T DONE. EACH CLIENT PAID HIM IN FULL FOR THEIR WEDDING AND HE SQUANDERED THAT MONEY BETWEEN THE TIME OF BOOKING AND THE WEDDING DATE -- THEN COMPLAINS HE DOESN'T HAVE THE MONEY TO FULFILL THE CONTRACT AFTERWARDS! THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN JUDGEMENTS AGAINST HIM AND A FEDERAL TAX LIEN ON HIS HOME... a matter of PUBLIC RECORD!!! HE THREATENS TO SUE ANY ONLINE WEDDING WEBSITE/SOURCE THAT SAYS ANYTHING BAD ABOUT HIM SO THE POSTS GET DELETED. ANYTHING WITH A WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR. HE IS A CROOK - YOU WILL *NEVER* GET YOUR PHOTOS/ALBUMS/ITEMS!! Civil Judgements awarded GO UNPAID!!!! DO NOT USE!!!!
ANYONE WHO HAS BOOKED OR IS THINKING OF BOOKING THIS PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER BEWARE!!!! GARY LELI SIGNED CONTRACTS, TOOK Read more...
ANYONE WHO HAS BOOKED OR IS THINKING OF BOOKING THIS PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER BEWARE!!!! GARY LELI SIGNED CONTRACTS, TOOK OUR MONEY, AND DID NOT PRODUCE A PRODUCT SOME 3,4,5,6+++ YEARS LATER! HE MAKES ENDLESS EXCUSES, NEVER TAKES PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT HE HAS/HASN'T DONE. EACH CLIENT PAID HIM IN FULL FOR THEIR WEDDING AND HE SQUANDERED THAT MONEY BETWEEN THE TIME OF BOOKING AND THE WEDDING DATE -- THEN COMPLAINS HE DOESN'T HAVE THE MONEY TO FULFILL THE CONTRACT AFTERWARDS! THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN JUDGEMENTS AGAINST HIM AND A FEDERAL TAX LIEN ON HIS HOME... a matter of PUBLIC RECORD!!! HE THREATENS TO SUE ANY ONLINE WEDDING WEBSITE/SOURCE THAT SAYS ANYTHING BAD ABOUT HIM SO THE POSTS GET DELETED. ANYTHING WITH A WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR. HE IS A CROOK - YOU WILL *NEVER* GET YOUR PHOTOS/ALBUMS/ITEMS!! Civil Judgements awarded GO UNPAID!!!! DO NOT USE!!!! Read less
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