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Paradise Studios Photography

Margate , FL

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Margate, FL US

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paradise685
Wedding:
6/20/2009
0.3/5.0
BRIDES.... PLEASE Don't use this photographer!!!!! After meeting with a few photographers in the area, my parents and I liked Mike the best. Unfortunately we made the BIGGEST mistake by using him. Although he was on time to my wedding he was ALWAYS very hard to get a hold of. Now that the wedding is over, My mom nor I have not been able to get a hold of him since the wedding (I got married June 20, 2009). It is like he disappeared but I know he is still around!!! We paid $4500!!!!! This package included the rights to our pictures on a disk, 2 framed photos and 2 leather photo books. Mike would not put any orders in until we paid in full so that's what we did! The only thing I got from him is a disk with my pictures on it! My mom and I have been calling him to see when we can get our photo albums and framed photos but we can not get a hold of him!!!! I will NEVER EVER use him again not recommend him!!! We are going to sue him once I find out where he moved to! Please save yourself the stress and heartache and don't use Paradise Studios!!!!
BRIDES.... PLEASE Don't use this photographer!!!!! After meeting with a few photographers in the area, my parents and I Read more...
BRIDES.... PLEASE Don't use this photographer!!!!! After meeting with a few photographers in the area, my parents and I liked Mike the best. Unfortunately we made the BIGGEST mistake by using him. Although he was on time to my wedding he was ALWAYS very hard to get a hold of. Now that the wedding is over, My mom nor I have not been able to get a hold of him since the wedding (I got married June 20, 2009). It is like he disappeared but I know he is still around!!! We paid $4500!!!!! This package included the rights to our pictures on a disk, 2 framed photos and 2 leather photo books. Mike would not put any orders in until we paid in full so that's what we did! The only thing I got from him is a disk with my pictures on it! My mom and I have been calling him to see when we can get our photo albums and framed photos but we can not get a hold of him!!!! I will NEVER EVER use him again not recommend him!!! We are going to sue him once I find out where he moved to! Please save yourself the stress and heartache and don't use Paradise Studios!!!! Read less
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bjlmd
Wedding:
9/27/2008
0.0/5.0
Mike swindled us as well, used him for my daughters Bat Mitzvah 9/08 and cant get him to give us anything for the $3500 we paid in full. I am seeking others who were ripped off by this guy and would like to take several names to the Broward County District Attorney's office. I can be reached at my email bjlmd@aol.com please put Mike Richardson in the subject area so i know its not spam.
Mike swindled us as well, used him for my daughters Bat Mitzvah 9/08 and cant get him to give us anything for the $3500 we Read more...
Mike swindled us as well, used him for my daughters Bat Mitzvah 9/08 and cant get him to give us anything for the $3500 we paid in full. I am seeking others who were ripped off by this guy and would like to take several names to the Broward County District Attorney's office. I can be reached at my email bjlmd@aol.com please put Mike Richardson in the subject area so i know its not spam. Read less
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Raven
Wedding:
9/13/2008
0.0/5.0
I wish I read these reviews before I let this monster ruin my wedding memories. I too paid in full and after we received our CD with poor print quality photos, Mike disappeared. DO NOT GET SWINDLED BY THIS MONSTER. Mike- you should be ashamed of yourself. We trusted you with one of the most important days of our lives and you took it from us! I will be married two years in September and still do not have an album. I think that I am going to file charges with the State Attorney's Office for grand theft. The other couples on this site should look into doing the same. He obviously doesn't have the money that we gave him. It was spent long before our weddings. A civil suit will do no good. We will spend even more money by filing and going through the motions and still have no memories to show for it. With the amount that we paid he would have committed a third degree felony is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. How does prison sound? I think it sounds pretty good right about now.
I wish I read these reviews before I let this monster ruin my wedding memories. I too paid in full and after we received Read more...
I wish I read these reviews before I let this monster ruin my wedding memories. I too paid in full and after we received our CD with poor print quality photos, Mike disappeared. DO NOT GET SWINDLED BY THIS MONSTER. Mike- you should be ashamed of yourself. We trusted you with one of the most important days of our lives and you took it from us! I will be married two years in September and still do not have an album. I think that I am going to file charges with the State Attorney's Office for grand theft. The other couples on this site should look into doing the same. He obviously doesn't have the money that we gave him. It was spent long before our weddings. A civil suit will do no good. We will spend even more money by filing and going through the motions and still have no memories to show for it. With the amount that we paid he would have committed a third degree felony is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. How does prison sound? I think it sounds pretty good right about now. Read less
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Disappointed
Wedding:
8/2/2008
1.4/5.0
We were very disappointed with the service that we received from Mike and Paradise Photo Studios. Mike was very unresponsive--we would call and call and leave message after message, and he would never call us back. We would have to keep calling until he eventually answered the phone if we wanted to talk to him. Then, he forgot about our scheduled time for our engagement pictures. We had to call him, and he eventually showed up an hour and a half late. The day of the wedding he started the process way too late and ended up still taking pictures while wedding guests were walking into the ceremony location. The choice of pictures he took was also poor--there were no pictures taken of the groom and the groomsen as a group. The picture quality was ok, but not near good enough to make up for the other frustrations that we had with Mike. After the wedding, Mike told us repeatedly that he would have the pictures up on his website when we made our final payment. However, it was almost a week after we made our final payment (and after two promises by Mike) that our pictures were finally posted online. We still have not received the CD that Mike promised to send us--almost 3 weeks later. We are disappointed with our choice of photographer, and would definitely not recommend this company to anyone else.
We were very disappointed with the service that we received from Mike and Paradise Photo Studios. Mike was very Read more...
We were very disappointed with the service that we received from Mike and Paradise Photo Studios. Mike was very unresponsive--we would call and call and leave message after message, and he would never call us back. We would have to keep calling until he eventually answered the phone if we wanted to talk to him. Then, he forgot about our scheduled time for our engagement pictures. We had to call him, and he eventually showed up an hour and a half late. The day of the wedding he started the process way too late and ended up still taking pictures while wedding guests were walking into the ceremony location. The choice of pictures he took was also poor--there were no pictures taken of the groom and the groomsen as a group. The picture quality was ok, but not near good enough to make up for the other frustrations that we had with Mike. After the wedding, Mike told us repeatedly that he would have the pictures up on his website when we made our final payment. However, it was almost a week after we made our final payment (and after two promises by Mike) that our pictures were finally posted online. We still have not received the CD that Mike promised to send us--almost 3 weeks later. We are disappointed with our choice of photographer, and would definitely not recommend this company to anyone else. Read less
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Deanna
Wedding:
6/28/2008
1.0/5.0
Mike was very nice and responsive during both our engagement photos and wedding photos before he got paid the full amount. Once the wedding was over and he had his money getting a hold of him for our album was basically impossible! I would leave messages on both his office phone and cell phone with no response. We finally had to show up at the office! If we wanted our engagement proofs or wedding proofs, we had to pay for them, over $300! The only thing we got for the VERY high price he charged was a CD (if you try to print out the pics yourself the resolution is messed up) and our album, which was mediocre. He took very generic photos and during my ceremony didn�t get my face in any pictures, and I was the bride. Definitely can find a better photographer for cheaper!
Mike was very nice and responsive during both our engagement photos and wedding photos before he got paid the full amount. Read more...
Mike was very nice and responsive during both our engagement photos and wedding photos before he got paid the full amount. Once the wedding was over and he had his money getting a hold of him for our album was basically impossible! I would leave messages on both his office phone and cell phone with no response. We finally had to show up at the office! If we wanted our engagement proofs or wedding proofs, we had to pay for them, over $300! The only thing we got for the VERY high price he charged was a CD (if you try to print out the pics yourself the resolution is messed up) and our album, which was mediocre. He took very generic photos and during my ceremony didn�t get my face in any pictures, and I was the bride. Definitely can find a better photographer for cheaper! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
11/30/2007
0.0/5.0
Mike did the same to us. We were married in November of 2007 and we paid over $5000 in full (which he demanded before I could see my proofs or processing the order). Our problems started before the wedding. He was difficult to get a hold of and took Much longer on engagement prints and other photos I had done prior to the wedding. He was okay on our wedding day, although he did not allow enough time for photos of my husband and I to be taking after the wedding. He also failed to get ONE photo of me and my mother alone. When I asked him why, his response was that I didn’t request a photo of my mother and myself alone. What bride doesn’t want a pic of them and their mom??? We received an Very low resolution disk (which we paid $300 for) and my in-laws have their album. My parents do not have their album, nor do I, I am also missing 2- 16X20 photos that were included in my package. I last spoke to him September 2008, which he told me once again he was processing my order. I haven’t been able to reach him since. All summer of 2008 he would not answer his emails or calls, his voicemail would be full. Very sad that he has done this to us all.
Mike did the same to us. We were married in November of 2007 and we paid over $5000 in full (which he demanded before I Read more...
Mike did the same to us. We were married in November of 2007 and we paid over $5000 in full (which he demanded before I could see my proofs or processing the order). Our problems started before the wedding. He was difficult to get a hold of and took Much longer on engagement prints and other photos I had done prior to the wedding. He was okay on our wedding day, although he did not allow enough time for photos of my husband and I to be taking after the wedding. He also failed to get ONE photo of me and my mother alone. When I asked him why, his response was that I didn’t request a photo of my mother and myself alone. What bride doesn’t want a pic of them and their mom??? We received an Very low resolution disk (which we paid $300 for) and my in-laws have their album. My parents do not have their album, nor do I, I am also missing 2- 16X20 photos that were included in my package. I last spoke to him September 2008, which he told me once again he was processing my order. I haven’t been able to reach him since. All summer of 2008 he would not answer his emails or calls, his voicemail would be full. Very sad that he has done this to us all. Read less
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Rita
Wedding:
12/23/2006
0.0/5.0
Mike is A LOT of fun and yet still remained professional. He definitely did an awesome job with the pictures and keeping family pictures organized (which is CRAZY!!!). He also went above and beyond and saved the day when my florist was awful!

***UPDATE....I had written 3 years ago about what a wonderful experience we had with him but that has unfortunately changed. The only thing we ever received from him was our CD of pics (which the resolution is set so low that you can't even print them out). I never got my albums or portraits from him!!! We have been looking for him to sue as well and was wondering if anyone knows where he is??? Please email me at ritaberger77@aol.com with any info you may have on his whereabouts! It makes me so sad that someone (especially someone who was so wonderful to us on our wedding day!) could ruin and take away such precious memories of a special once-in-a-lifetime day!!!
Mike is A LOT of fun and yet still remained professional. He definitely did an awesome job with the pictures and keeping Read more...
Mike is A LOT of fun and yet still remained professional. He definitely did an awesome job with the pictures and keeping family pictures organized (which is CRAZY!!!). He also went above and beyond and saved the day when my florist was awful!

***UPDATE....I had written 3 years ago about what a wonderful experience we had with him but that has unfortunately changed. The only thing we ever received from him was our CD of pics (which the resolution is set so low that you can't even print them out). I never got my albums or portraits from him!!! We have been looking for him to sue as well and was wondering if anyone knows where he is??? Please email me at ritaberger77@aol.com with any info you may have on his whereabouts! It makes me so sad that someone (especially someone who was so wonderful to us on our wedding day!) could ruin and take away such precious memories of a special once-in-a-lifetime day!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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mendy3333
Wedding:
6/25/2005
5.0/5.0
Paradise studios was amazing. When we got back the photos I got a ton of positive feedback from everyone. My family has 1 professional artistic photographer and 1 amateur photographer (though we didn't want to burden them with doing our photos) and they were really impressed with the quality of his work. Afterwards we were able to directly work with the photographer to get the photos we wanted as well as a video cd. Beforehand he made an effort to work with us to help us practice for our wedding. I would never chose another photographer again.
Paradise studios was amazing. When we got back the photos I got a ton of positive feedback from everyone. My family has 1 Read more...
Paradise studios was amazing. When we got back the photos I got a ton of positive feedback from everyone. My family has 1 professional artistic photographer and 1 amateur photographer (though we didn't want to burden them with doing our photos) and they were really impressed with the quality of his work. Afterwards we were able to directly work with the photographer to get the photos we wanted as well as a video cd. Beforehand he made an effort to work with us to help us practice for our wedding. I would never chose another photographer again. Read less
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Lani
Wedding:
11/9/2003
5.0/5.0
We were absolutely thrilled with Mike. He was extremely professional. He showed up on time, and captured every moment even as we ran a little late into the evening! The pictures were incredible. He actually snapped a picture of a tear rolling down my husband's cheek. He got every detail of my magical day. My wedding album is absolutely beautiful. I get compliments on it all the time. It tells the perfect story of my wedding day. I would highly recommend Paradise Studios for your wedding!
We were absolutely thrilled with Mike. He was extremely professional. He showed up on time, and captured every moment even Read more...
We were absolutely thrilled with Mike. He was extremely professional. He showed up on time, and captured every moment even as we ran a little late into the evening! The pictures were incredible. He actually snapped a picture of a tear rolling down my husband's cheek. He got every detail of my magical day. My wedding album is absolutely beautiful. I get compliments on it all the time. It tells the perfect story of my wedding day. I would highly recommend Paradise Studios for your wedding! Read less
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