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Michael J. Distasio - Photographic Artist ~ HD Video Production

Little Falls , NJ

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Little Falls, NJ 07424 US

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Nicole
Wedding:
9/11/2013
0.0/5.0
Please don't use ! He is a scam artist! They take your money and run ! If they do produce a product they give it to you years later !!!!
Please don't use ! He is a scam artist! They take your money and run ! If they do produce a product they give it to you Read more...
Please don't use ! He is a scam artist! They take your money and run ! If they do produce a product they give it to you years later !!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/26/2013
0.0/5.0
My fiancé and I booked Michael Distasio for our July wedding. Prior to booking us, Michael was very accommodating and responsive. That soon changed. We scheduled our engagement session with Michael in NYC. He showed up to the shoot with his wife and daughter dressed unprofessionally and without his glasses. We spent most of the session walking around from place to place, not posing. As far as the pictures, they were armature, point and shoot. Michael did not suggest any creative poses or shoot from various angles.
Michael is difficult to get in touch with and does not return phone calls or emails. Do not use this "photographer".
My fiancé and I booked Michael Distasio for our July wedding. Prior to booking us, Michael was very accommodating and Read more...
My fiancé and I booked Michael Distasio for our July wedding. Prior to booking us, Michael was very accommodating and responsive. That soon changed. We scheduled our engagement session with Michael in NYC. He showed up to the shoot with his wife and daughter dressed unprofessionally and without his glasses. We spent most of the session walking around from place to place, not posing. As far as the pictures, they were armature, point and shoot. Michael did not suggest any creative poses or shoot from various angles.
Michael is difficult to get in touch with and does not return phone calls or emails. Do not use this "photographer". Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.8/5.0
I would like to share my experience with everyone because I would HATE for anyone to go through what I have been going through. It has been over 2 months since my wedding and still have not received my thank you cards yet. Everytime I speak with Michael and his wife, they come up with another excuse as to why I have not received my thank you cards. I will admit that they were on time on the day of my wedding; however I will admit that alot of very important pictures were NOT taken: picture of the ice sculpture, picture of the bride and groom with the in-laws, and pictures of the bride and groom's wedding bands! At this point in time, I am wondering if I will ever receive my thank you cards, wedding album, and videos. Please take this into consideration because it might happen to you and it is an awful feeling and it should not be this way at all. Lastly, I paid over$ 5,000 for these services and have not received ANYTHING!!
I would like to share my experience with everyone because I would HATE for anyone to go through what I have been going Read more...
I would like to share my experience with everyone because I would HATE for anyone to go through what I have been going through. It has been over 2 months since my wedding and still have not received my thank you cards yet. Everytime I speak with Michael and his wife, they come up with another excuse as to why I have not received my thank you cards. I will admit that they were on time on the day of my wedding; however I will admit that alot of very important pictures were NOT taken: picture of the ice sculpture, picture of the bride and groom with the in-laws, and pictures of the bride and groom's wedding bands! At this point in time, I am wondering if I will ever receive my thank you cards, wedding album, and videos. Please take this into consideration because it might happen to you and it is an awful feeling and it should not be this way at all. Lastly, I paid over$ 5,000 for these services and have not received ANYTHING!! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Jonathan
Wedding:
7/3/2012
0.0/5.0
DO NOT USE!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANYONE RECOMMENDING THIS MAN OR HIS WIFE SHOULD BE SUED!!!!

September 25, 2013 - 4:35PM
Little Falls Municipal Court in session

Wedding Photographer Michael J. De Rubeis (A.K.A. Michael J. Distasio) was arrested on multiple counts of disorderly persons, theft by deception, and impersonation charges.

In court today his bail was set at $7500 and is due in Passaic County Court where we will face the Grand Jury on October 15, at 8:30AM.

Anyone who has contracted this photographer for their wedding, whether under his real name Michael J. De Rubeis, or another alias (Michael J. Distasio, Creative Photography and Video, MKD Studio of Photography and Video, KM Photography and Video, Inc., CP Photography & Video, Impressive Images Photography and Design, Inc. or MK Photographic Artist) is encouraged to contact the Little Falls Police Department at 973-256-2411. File a complaint immediately. The detective handling the case is Detective Sgt. James Briggs.

Also, contact an attorney for legal advice in bringing civil charges against him. It is also advised that you contact the Attorney General and request that they bring civil charges against this man and his wife Kathleen De Rubeis, as they have scammed more than 70 victims in New Jersey, plus 60 or more victims in New York that they were charged for and sued for back in 2003.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/09/17/n-j-wedding-photographer-accused-of-scamming-dozens-of-couples/
DO NOT USE!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANYONE RECOMMENDING THIS MAN OR HIS WIFE SHOULD BE SUED!!!!

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DO NOT USE!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANYONE RECOMMENDING THIS MAN OR HIS WIFE SHOULD BE SUED!!!!

September 25, 2013 - 4:35PM
Little Falls Municipal Court in session

Wedding Photographer Michael J. De Rubeis (A.K.A. Michael J. Distasio) was arrested on multiple counts of disorderly persons, theft by deception, and impersonation charges.

In court today his bail was set at $7500 and is due in Passaic County Court where we will face the Grand Jury on October 15, at 8:30AM.

Anyone who has contracted this photographer for their wedding, whether under his real name Michael J. De Rubeis, or another alias (Michael J. Distasio, Creative Photography and Video, MKD Studio of Photography and Video, KM Photography and Video, Inc., CP Photography & Video, Impressive Images Photography and Design, Inc. or MK Photographic Artist) is encouraged to contact the Little Falls Police Department at 973-256-2411. File a complaint immediately. The detective handling the case is Detective Sgt. James Briggs.

Also, contact an attorney for legal advice in bringing civil charges against him. It is also advised that you contact the Attorney General and request that they bring civil charges against this man and his wife Kathleen De Rubeis, as they have scammed more than 70 victims in New Jersey, plus 60 or more victims in New York that they were charged for and sued for back in 2003.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/09/17/n-j-wedding-photographer-accused-of-scamming-dozens-of-couples/ Read less
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Barulicm
Wedding:
5/18/2012
2.2/5.0
Ehhhh not that great, Michael himself didn't even come he sent two ladies one which was his wife she was nice and then a pregnant girl that was complaining about walking around to much, stairs etc. We were going to Verona Park they hit a traffic light ended up going to the wrong side by the time they made it our way we only had time for literally 3 pictures...super disappointing. I hope the albums are nice..
Ehhhh not that great, Michael himself didn't even come he sent two ladies one which was his wife she was nice and then a Read more...
Ehhhh not that great, Michael himself didn't even come he sent two ladies one which was his wife she was nice and then a pregnant girl that was complaining about walking around to much, stairs etc. We were going to Verona Park they hit a traffic light ended up going to the wrong side by the time they made it our way we only had time for literally 3 pictures...super disappointing. I hope the albums are nice.. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.8/5.0
I will begin by saying that it is now Febraury (almost a year later) and I still dont have my album, despite their contract timeline. They have made every excuse in the book as to why I don't have it, from personal family issues to professional equipment issues. I have asked for my money back many times, and everytime I do they annouce that they are about finished and that I will have my album ASAP. Then that deadline passess and we are playing phonetag/email tag/text message tag for the next week. This has been the worse experience I have ever encountered with a vendor, and quite frankly it was the worse experience during my wedding. Please, do yourself a favor and do not hire this couple. They are not honest with their services and do not uphold their contracts.
I will begin by saying that it is now Febraury (almost a year later) and I still dont have my album, despite their Read more...
I will begin by saying that it is now Febraury (almost a year later) and I still dont have my album, despite their contract timeline. They have made every excuse in the book as to why I don't have it, from personal family issues to professional equipment issues. I have asked for my money back many times, and everytime I do they annouce that they are about finished and that I will have my album ASAP. Then that deadline passess and we are playing phonetag/email tag/text message tag for the next week. This has been the worse experience I have ever encountered with a vendor, and quite frankly it was the worse experience during my wedding. Please, do yourself a favor and do not hire this couple. They are not honest with their services and do not uphold their contracts. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.5/5.0
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.0/5.0
PLEASE don't use him! I have paid $7,200 so far, and all I received is a roughly edited dvd and 100 thank you prints (which took over 3 months to pick up and many phone calls later).

My husband and I are currently filing a civil lawsuit as well as a complaint with the Little Falls police department. We have also filed a formal complaint with the BBB.

Michael and his wife are unprofessional and full of excuses. They were all about us to get us signed, and after that slowly started to ignore us. Our engagement photos were rushed (20 minutes) though they were very nice. On our wedding day, Michael was early and seemed very attentive. He took over 2,000 pictures and had them posted for us to see the day after our wedding! Many were nice but some of the pictures look blurry and have shadows (very disappointing).

That's where the niceness stopped because Michael had all of our money. Now I'm fighting legally to get my photo proofs and my raw dvd footage so I can take it to another company and get it finished properly.

Please please please do not use him! He was the biggest upset of my entire wedding.
bk1184@gmail.com

Brenda Adams
PLEASE don't use him! I have paid $7,200 so far, and all I received is a roughly edited dvd and 100 thank you prints Read more...
PLEASE don't use him! I have paid $7,200 so far, and all I received is a roughly edited dvd and 100 thank you prints (which took over 3 months to pick up and many phone calls later).

My husband and I are currently filing a civil lawsuit as well as a complaint with the Little Falls police department. We have also filed a formal complaint with the BBB.

Michael and his wife are unprofessional and full of excuses. They were all about us to get us signed, and after that slowly started to ignore us. Our engagement photos were rushed (20 minutes) though they were very nice. On our wedding day, Michael was early and seemed very attentive. He took over 2,000 pictures and had them posted for us to see the day after our wedding! Many were nice but some of the pictures look blurry and have shadows (very disappointing).

That's where the niceness stopped because Michael had all of our money. Now I'm fighting legally to get my photo proofs and my raw dvd footage so I can take it to another company and get it finished properly.

Please please please do not use him! He was the biggest upset of my entire wedding.
bk1184@gmail.com

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Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.9/5.0
DO NOT USE THIS GUY - he sucks! it has been over 2 years and we havent received anything! the day we booked someone was waiting outside his place and told us how bad he was. they give you the run around every time. we are tired of his bull sh*t. the quality of pictures a 4 year old with a cell phone can take. there is nothing special. he is always late. late to the engagement shoot, late to the wedding! they sit around and dont take pictures we went over that were a must. PLEASE STAY AWAY - we are thinking about getting lawyers involved now.!! GO ELSE WHERE!
DO NOT USE THIS GUY - he sucks! it has been over 2 years and we havent received anything! the day we booked someone was Read more...
DO NOT USE THIS GUY - he sucks! it has been over 2 years and we havent received anything! the day we booked someone was waiting outside his place and told us how bad he was. they give you the run around every time. we are tired of his bull sh*t. the quality of pictures a 4 year old with a cell phone can take. there is nothing special. he is always late. late to the engagement shoot, late to the wedding! they sit around and dont take pictures we went over that were a must. PLEASE STAY AWAY - we are thinking about getting lawyers involved now.!! GO ELSE WHERE! Read less
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Sheri
Wedding:
11/12/2011
0.0/5.0
I wish I saw these negative posts before!!! I am starting to believe anything positive Michael is writing about himself. HE IS A SCAM ARTIST!! We have nothing 15 months and counting!!! My husband and I saw reviews prior to hiring him and all seemed great.... Maybe he should spend more time completing paid jobs and less writing inaccurate reviews about himself in order to lure others in his trap!
I wish I saw these negative posts before!!! I am starting to believe anything positive Michael is writing about himself. Read more...
I wish I saw these negative posts before!!! I am starting to believe anything positive Michael is writing about himself. HE IS A SCAM ARTIST!! We have nothing 15 months and counting!!! My husband and I saw reviews prior to hiring him and all seemed great.... Maybe he should spend more time completing paid jobs and less writing inaccurate reviews about himself in order to lure others in his trap! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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