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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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Melanie
Wedding:
5/20/2011
4.9/5.0
They were down to earth and took great pictures. The only thing I wish I could of requested was that they give a little more direction as in where to look or focus on. I had a couple photos where a couple of my bridesmaids were looking at one photographer and the rest at the other.
They were down to earth and took great pictures. The only thing I wish I could of requested was that they give a little Read more...
They were down to earth and took great pictures. The only thing I wish I could of requested was that they give a little more direction as in where to look or focus on. I had a couple photos where a couple of my bridesmaids were looking at one photographer and the rest at the other. Read less
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STACEY
Wedding:
5/15/2011
0.0/5.0
My husband and I hired "Michael J. Distasio" for our wedding. We paid for pictures, video, and a photo-booth, over $5000. So far we received a website address with horrible quality proofs and an unedited shaky video that cuts off before the last hour of our wedding because he left early. There were so many things promised in our contract that we never received, such as edited videos, our wedding album, parent albums, an album that people were supposed to sign with their photo-booth pictures and more. The worst part, my brother in law passed away since our wedding and it was the last time we had pictures or videos of us all together. My father attempted to send the proofs we took off of his website and send them to a professional album maker, who told us the quality of the pictures were so poor because the cameras he used were so outdated and unprofessional that it would be an injustice to take our money. He is a disgusting con-man who turns what should be the best day of someone's life into bad memories of theft and deception. He should not be given the opportunity to declare bankruptcy again only to start another business under a new name in another state. He, and his wife, should be in jail for what they’ve done.
My husband and I hired "Michael J. Distasio" for our wedding. We paid for pictures, video, and a photo-booth, over $5000. Read more...
My husband and I hired "Michael J. Distasio" for our wedding. We paid for pictures, video, and a photo-booth, over $5000. So far we received a website address with horrible quality proofs and an unedited shaky video that cuts off before the last hour of our wedding because he left early. There were so many things promised in our contract that we never received, such as edited videos, our wedding album, parent albums, an album that people were supposed to sign with their photo-booth pictures and more. The worst part, my brother in law passed away since our wedding and it was the last time we had pictures or videos of us all together. My father attempted to send the proofs we took off of his website and send them to a professional album maker, who told us the quality of the pictures were so poor because the cameras he used were so outdated and unprofessional that it would be an injustice to take our money. He is a disgusting con-man who turns what should be the best day of someone's life into bad memories of theft and deception. He should not be given the opportunity to declare bankruptcy again only to start another business under a new name in another state. He, and his wife, should be in jail for what they’ve done. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.1/5.0
We booked him at a bridal show because he charged very good for photography, video & a photobooth - but brides PLEASE do not book because of this. This is the proof that you get what you pay for. My biggest regret now of my wedding day is hiring this photographer and his videographer to capture our day.

I can't exaggerate how terrible our experience was with this photographer. From start to finish our time with him was terrible. We met up for our engagement session in NYC and we were done in 20 minutes. I'm sorry but there was no variety to our pics, all our pics showed how uncomfortable we were. The wedding day was fine, he arrived on time and punctual which is good, but at the reception I caught him actually sitting down and NOT taking any pictures at all. I'm sorry, is that what I paid you for??

The worst of it is the aftermath. First, We didn't get our thank you's until 3 months after our wedding. But as I write this, August 2012, a year and 4 months after our wedding day - we STILL do not have our wedding album OR OUR WEDDING VIDEO!! We don't have parent albums either. He has nothing but excuses when you want to come and pick them up... and as of right now, we are being ignored. We are seriously about to go to the better business bureau and complain about him because this is now so beyond unprofessional.
We booked him at a bridal show because he charged very good for photography, video & a photobooth - but brides PLEASE do Read more...
We booked him at a bridal show because he charged very good for photography, video & a photobooth - but brides PLEASE do not book because of this. This is the proof that you get what you pay for. My biggest regret now of my wedding day is hiring this photographer and his videographer to capture our day.

I can't exaggerate how terrible our experience was with this photographer. From start to finish our time with him was terrible. We met up for our engagement session in NYC and we were done in 20 minutes. I'm sorry but there was no variety to our pics, all our pics showed how uncomfortable we were. The wedding day was fine, he arrived on time and punctual which is good, but at the reception I caught him actually sitting down and NOT taking any pictures at all. I'm sorry, is that what I paid you for??

The worst of it is the aftermath. First, We didn't get our thank you's until 3 months after our wedding. But as I write this, August 2012, a year and 4 months after our wedding day - we STILL do not have our wedding album OR OUR WEDDING VIDEO!! We don't have parent albums either. He has nothing but excuses when you want to come and pick them up... and as of right now, we are being ignored. We are seriously about to go to the better business bureau and complain about him because this is now so beyond unprofessional. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.4/5.0
I would NEVER recommend this photographer to anyone. We are over a year out from our wedding and have not even seen our album yet. He is not professional and will take weeks to even return your calls. It is unfortunate that this is how he runs his business because he does take very nice pictures. Do yourself a favor and not stress out about a photographer and DON'T use him.
I would NEVER recommend this photographer to anyone. We are over a year out from our wedding and have not even seen our Read more...
I would NEVER recommend this photographer to anyone. We are over a year out from our wedding and have not even seen our album yet. He is not professional and will take weeks to even return your calls. It is unfortunate that this is how he runs his business because he does take very nice pictures. Do yourself a favor and not stress out about a photographer and DON'T use him. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.0/5.0
For anyone considering this guy please see this news article: http://fstoppers.com/wedding-photographer-scams-clients-out-of-140000
For anyone considering this guy please see this news article: Read more...
For anyone considering this guy please see this news article: http://fstoppers.com/wedding-photographer-scams-clients-out-of-140000 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.5/5.0
We are still waiting for our wedding album, parent's album, DVD of pictures, and all prints. This has been ongoing for TWO YEARS AND SIX MONTHS. Michael has told us FOUR times he has picked up our albums and he still will not send them to us. He refused to answer his phone and only replies to emails when we tell him are finally a complaint or getting an attorney. He has been paid in full, but uses every excuses in the book to include sick family members , just too busy, lost your information etc. etc.

STAY CLEAR OF HIM or you will be fighting to get you album for years!
We are still waiting for our wedding album, parent's album, DVD of pictures, and all prints. This has been ongoing for TWO Read more...
We are still waiting for our wedding album, parent's album, DVD of pictures, and all prints. This has been ongoing for TWO YEARS AND SIX MONTHS. Michael has told us FOUR times he has picked up our albums and he still will not send them to us. He refused to answer his phone and only replies to emails when we tell him are finally a complaint or getting an attorney. He has been paid in full, but uses every excuses in the book to include sick family members , just too busy, lost your information etc. etc.

STAY CLEAR OF HIM or you will be fighting to get you album for years! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.0/5.0
The Bride & Groom never got a Photo Album from this con-artist. He is not who he says he is, and he cannot be contacted, as the couple have tried so many times. All they wanted was an Album that they paid a lot of money for. He has not answered any of their calls or e-mails, and he is not at the address that is given in his profile. He made up a lame excuse back 2 years ago about the photos he took at their wedding, of somehow getting lost in a flood...which turned out to be a lie. There are at least 30 other couples who have been duped by this man and his so-called wife. This guy did manage to put together two Parent Albums f this couple, when the parents complained, but those Albums weren't even complete. All that this couple wants is the CD Disc that has their pictures on it, and the right to copy them to make an Album of their own! They are out thousands of dollars, and have no recourse because this man cannot be found in order to approach him and find out why he is screwing this couple and so many others. I hope this will be a warning to other couples, and I sincerely hope that this man will be caught and prosecuted.
The Bride & Groom never got a Photo Album from this con-artist. He is not who he says he is, and he cannot be contacted, Read more...
The Bride & Groom never got a Photo Album from this con-artist. He is not who he says he is, and he cannot be contacted, as the couple have tried so many times. All they wanted was an Album that they paid a lot of money for. He has not answered any of their calls or e-mails, and he is not at the address that is given in his profile. He made up a lame excuse back 2 years ago about the photos he took at their wedding, of somehow getting lost in a flood...which turned out to be a lie. There are at least 30 other couples who have been duped by this man and his so-called wife. This guy did manage to put together two Parent Albums f this couple, when the parents complained, but those Albums weren't even complete. All that this couple wants is the CD Disc that has their pictures on it, and the right to copy them to make an Album of their own! They are out thousands of dollars, and have no recourse because this man cannot be found in order to approach him and find out why he is screwing this couple and so many others. I hope this will be a warning to other couples, and I sincerely hope that this man will be caught and prosecuted. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.5/5.0
DO NOT USE. Unless you want to wait for nearly 2 years for your final album and video. Unless you want to have to never get any follow up calls. Unless you like a photographer that does not return your phone calls. Unless you like a photographer that gives you excuse after excuse why he has not finished redoing pictures or why there was no follow up. Unless you want no input into your video because it is too much work to make changes to video. Unless you want constant hard drive crash excuses as to why the video took 1 year just to not be finished. Unless you want to have a bunch of photos, but none of the shots that you requested, like bride family pics and groom family pics. We had a list of pics we wanted and provided to the photographer and they did not have the list during the wedding and they just winged it.
DO NOT USE. Unless you want to wait for nearly 2 years for your final album and video. Unless you want to have to never Read more...
DO NOT USE. Unless you want to wait for nearly 2 years for your final album and video. Unless you want to have to never get any follow up calls. Unless you like a photographer that does not return your phone calls. Unless you like a photographer that gives you excuse after excuse why he has not finished redoing pictures or why there was no follow up. Unless you want no input into your video because it is too much work to make changes to video. Unless you want constant hard drive crash excuses as to why the video took 1 year just to not be finished. Unless you want to have a bunch of photos, but none of the shots that you requested, like bride family pics and groom family pics. We had a list of pics we wanted and provided to the photographer and they did not have the list during the wedding and they just winged it. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.0/5.0
Got married in July of 2010 and today in jan. 2013- I still don't have pictures, albums, or prints!!! If you are in the same situation, please contact jerseygirl021371 - she left her phone number in her review (it's the long one)!!!! We need to band together to get what we paid for.
Got married in July of 2010 and today in jan. 2013- I still don't have pictures, albums, or prints!!! If you are in the Read more...
Got married in July of 2010 and today in jan. 2013- I still don't have pictures, albums, or prints!!! If you are in the same situation, please contact jerseygirl021371 - she left her phone number in her review (it's the long one)!!!! We need to band together to get what we paid for. Read less
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dtiskosher
Wedding:
7/16/2010
1.3/5.0
Driving past his studio today made me finally think to use this site to see if my situation was unique -- clearly it is not.
My husband and I were very happy with our photos, with few regrets on moments that we "forgot" to capture. (I say WE and not THEY because it was my responsibility to chase them around on my wedding night for particular shots).
I have been married since 2010 and have not received my album or prints. It is the worst feeling to think that you spent x amount of money and have nothing to show for it, worse yet that it leaves a bitter mark on your wedding day.
My husband and I have joked about filing against them and would be more than willing to joint file with any of the anonymous reviewers listed here.
Driving past his studio today made me finally think to use this site to see if my situation was unique -- clearly it is Read more...
Driving past his studio today made me finally think to use this site to see if my situation was unique -- clearly it is not.
My husband and I were very happy with our photos, with few regrets on moments that we "forgot" to capture. (I say WE and not THEY because it was my responsibility to chase them around on my wedding night for particular shots).
I have been married since 2010 and have not received my album or prints. It is the worst feeling to think that you spent x amount of money and have nothing to show for it, worse yet that it leaves a bitter mark on your wedding day.
My husband and I have joked about filing against them and would be more than willing to joint file with any of the anonymous reviewers listed here. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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