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    OK so this guy is unhappy about how his wedding photos from 2003 turned out...so now he's suing the photographer and wants the wedding kind of "re created" in order to stage new pictures? But he's been divorced since 2008!!!

    what would recreating the pictures nearly a decade later accomplish? Is he going to demand plastic surgery procedures to make all his wedding party look 10 years younger?

    and what is he going to get out of looking at the new pictures? He won't be looking at pictures of his actual wedding day.

    Man suing photographer wants wedding recreated, despite divorce
    By Zachary Roth | The Lookout Thu, Nov 3, 2011


    OK: Filing a lawsuit aimed at forcing your wedding photographer to pay to recreate your wedding so that the last dance and bouquet toss can be captured on film is weird enough, right? But when you've since been divorced, you've got to figure there's something else going on there.
    "I need to have the wedding recreated exactly as it was," Todd Remis testified in a deposition, the New York Times reports, "so that the remaining 15 percent of the wedding that was not shot can be shot."
    Remis, a former financial analyst from New York City, married Milena Grzibovska in 2003, at a mock-medieval castle in Tarrytown, N.Y. The couple had paid $4,100 to hire the H & H photography studio in the Bronx to take pictures and video of the ceremony and reception. But when Remis went back to the studio a month later to look at the proofs, he complained that the photographer had missed the last fifteen minutes of the party, including the last dance and bouquet toss. He said in the deposition that in response, employees at H & H "yelled" at him.

    But it wasn't until 2009, a year after he and Grzibovska had separated--amicably, Remis says--that he got around to filing a lawsuit, claiming, among things, "infliction of emotional distress." (Their divorce was finalized in 2010). Aside from not including the last 15 minutes, he charged, the photographs were "unacceptable as to color, lighting, poses, positioning." He also alleged that the video was only two hours long, when he'd expected it would record the whole six hour duration of the wedding.

    In addition to getting back his $4,100, Remis wants H & H to pony up $48,000 to fly the wedding's principals back to New York, so that a different photographer can re-shoot it. Among the problems with this idea: As Curt Fried, H & H's 87-year-old co-founder put it to the Times, "He wants to fly his ex-wife back and he doesn't even know where she lives." Grzibovska is believed to have moved back to Latvia.

    Curt Fried and his son Dan, who now runs the studio, say they've already spent $50,000 on legal bills. But Remis--who said in the deposition he hasn't been working since 2008--says it's important to him to have the photos. "It was unfortunate in its circumstances," he said in the deposition, referring to the separation, "but we are very much happy with the wedding event and we would like to have it documented for eternity, for us and our families."

    Justice Doris Ling-Cohan of State Supreme Court in Manhattan has dismissed most of the lawsuit--including the infliction-of-emotional-distress claim. But she has allowed Remis's breach-of-contract claim to proceed. Still, in an opinion written in January, she suggested that Remis might be driven as much by personal as by financial concerns.
    "This is a case in which it appears that the 'misty watercolor memories' and the 'scattered pictures of the smiles ... left behind' at the wedding were more important than the real thing," Justice Ling-Cohan wrote, quoting from the theme song of the Barbra Streisand movie "The Way We Were." "Although the marriage did not last, plaintiff's fury over the quality of the photographs and video continued on."

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    The man is evidently bonkers.

    We had a student from my chief bridesmaid's (she's a teacher) school shoot our video for the princely sum of 50. It's hilarious because most of it is filmed at a 45 degree angle.

    Also, I look amazing in it because virtually the entire thing is slightly out of focus - great stuff!
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    That "man" for lack of a better term should have his balls cut off, because he obviously doesn't use them anyway.

    What a fucking pansy.
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    I didn't catch this the first time around but the "Groom" doesn't even know where the 'Bride" is!!!!!

    she's somewhere in LATVIA

    boy she got about as far away from him after the divorce, didn't she?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    she's somewhere in LATVIA

    Apparently this guy didn't have strong kavorka.
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    Men are becoming such pussies..."emotional distress"...he deserves to be slapped. He is not even manly enough to deserve a punch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Apparently this guy didn't have strong kavorka.

    HA! good one!

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    It may come across as an extreme case of nuptial nostalgia: A now-divorced man saying a photography studio should pay to recreate his wedding to make up for what he considers flawed pictures and video.

    But after being branded a "groomzilla," Todd Remis said Tuesday his now-notorious lawsuit is about holding a business to a pledge, not holding onto a broken marriage.

    "It was their failure to deliver after a promise and a handshake" agreement to retouch the photos, Remis said in a statement provided to The Associated Press. "How could a business treat a customer this way?"

    It was his first public response to a flurry of acidic commentary on the case in recent months.

    While suits over wedding photographs aren't unusual, what set Remis' case apart is his mention of wanting to reconstitute the ceremony and celebration of a bygone union. He said during sworn questioning this summer that the two began divorce proceedings in 2008. The split was final in 2010, and he said he believed his ex-wife had moved back to her native Latvia.

    Nonetheless, "I need to have the wedding recreated exactly as it was so that the remaining 15 percent of the wedding that was not shot can be shot" and the album and video completed "so we have memories of the wedding," he said during his July deposition, according to a transcript. "So we would need to recreate everything to complete that."

    After his remarks about recreating the wedding appeared in a story in The New York Times in November, Remis' quest became a punchline in quarters ranging from the legal blogosphere to the city's tabloids. The Daily News gave him a "New York Knucklehead Award"; CNN's Anderson Cooper included Remis on his "RidicuList."

    Remis declined through a spokeswoman to be interviewed.

    Remis sued H&H Photographers in 2009, saying the venerable suburban New York studio had done a shoddy job of shooting his and Milena Grzibovska's December 2003 wedding at a century-old hotel overlooking the Hudson River. The photographer ignored the couple's request not to shoot in front of a mirror that ended up reflecting photographers' lights, and the photographer and videographer left 45 minutes before the end of the reception, missing the last dance and the bouquet toss, says Remis, 44, who has worked as a stock analyst.

    Grzibovska, who is in her early 30s, had come to New York in June 2002 from the University of Iceland to study how to teach English to foreign-language speakers, according to a piece that September in a Columbia University newspaper.

    The couple had paid a $3,500 advance toward a $4,100 total price for the photos, part of a wedding he said cost $48,000 in all, including guests' travel.

    Still, Remis and his bride "were newly married and in love" and not looking for a fight with photographers, his statement says.

    H&H co-owner Daniel Fried says he stands by the quality of the two hours of video and the hundreds of color and black-and-white photos, which were shot on film.

    As for Remis' contention that the photographers missed key pieces of the celebration by leaving early, Fried said they had provided ample coverage of the affair, including blessings that came late in the event. The hundreds of images include portraits of the couple and bridal party, images of the ceremony and pictures of the couple cutting the cake, guests dancing and other aspects of the festivities.

    "I think the photography is lovely," Fried said by phone from the studio in Irvington, N.Y. But he said he offered in 2004 to adjust the photos and upgrade the wedding album, telling Remis the two needed first to pick out which pictures they wanted.

    "Obviously, I couldn't turn back the clock," Fried said.

    He says Remis never got back to H&H until he wrote in 2009 to demand a refund and interest — about $5,750 in all — and the completed photos and video. Remis says H&H didn't return his calls, which the studio denies. He took umbrage when the studio responded to his letter with a $1,200 bill for the balance of the fee and interest, threatening to call in a collection agency if it wasn't paid. The letter soon grew into a lawsuit.

    In the meantime, the marriage had faltered.

    "Life intervened. There was a divorce, and although amicable, it was not easy," says Remis' statement, adding that the couple and their families remained in touch.

    No contact information could be found for Grzibovska.

    The idea of a wedding-photos dispute that outlasted the marriage has been met with raised eyebrows by Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan, who invoked lyrics from the Barbara Streisand hit "The Way We Were" in a ruling last year that threw out some legal claims but let others go forward.

    "This is a case in which it appears that the 'misty watercolor memories' and the 'scattered pictures of the smiles ... left behind' at the wedding were more important than the real thing," she wrote.

    And H&H co-founder Harold Gillet put it more bluntly in an August 2010 letter to the court: "The divorce renders the further demands for photos, etc., ridiculous ."

    Both sides have suggested they might be open to a settlement, but the case continues for now.
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