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Clayton BennettWorst Wedding Videography

Please do not use this north-east wedding photographer/videographer. He did not deliver on the day. He has not delivered since and you will be 'fobber-off' at every opportunity.
He disappeared from our wedding straight after the service and did not appear again until the evening.
He failed to video the following:
99% of Maid of Honour speech was not recorded
No cutting of the cake
No receiving line
No entrance of bride and groom to marquee
No shots of guests in walled garden or marquee
Plus he had shots of people not even in our wedding party!

He should not be charging for this service and is at the bottom end of amateur.

His videoing was as follows:
Numerous wonky camera angles
Poor/amateur framing of subject
Shots out of focus
Electrical crackles on camera audio
His mobile phone receiving signal in church causing audio interference
No music on edit
Amateur editing

As well as this... he just doesn't care.
We will be taking legal action against him and would advise other couples not to have to go through this experience. He should not be in business producing videography.


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  • Vi
    vidioticus Sep 30, 2009

    первый!

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  • Vi
    vidioticus Sep 30, 2009

    интересно, как пара выбирала этого ографа... прям ниодной работы не смотрела???
    х с ним что убежал он, нутак то что он снимает не те кадры должно было быть видно...

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  • Vi
    vidioticus Sep 30, 2009

    хехе... наверно не покормили - ходил на обед... lol

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  • Vi
    vidioticus Sep 30, 2009

    interestingly, how that couple chosen this ografa... didn't look his works???
    one thing - that he escaped, but that he takes off not those shots it must - it should
    be visible...

    ...or they didn't feed him probably - went for dinner... lol

    ps. pardn for my English

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  • Ja
    jayne57 Oct 27, 2010

    Clayton Bennett is a conman, always has been and always will be. If you look closer into his photgraphy business and on utube you will find his 'lovely' cabaret singer also advertises herself as a glamour model. He has previoously appeared on watchdog when he set up a business spraying cars. Priot to that he set up as a insurance company, taking peoples money but not providing them with insurance. He is NOT to be trusted, do not give him your money.

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    Upset Groom Dec 24, 2010

    This guy is an absolute joke. Very unprofessional attittude shocking video production and editing. AVOID AT ALL COSTS

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  • He
    he is a con man Jan 07, 2011

    clayton bennett has just been fined off the council for his noisey dogs he has been fined £500 and £800 court cost and he has to pay £52 per day if they keep barking. He did not turn up for court because he always thinks he can win he is a big fat con man and i feel sorry for his victims they are not custermers they are people he prays on and gets away with it. He has moved his buisness to easington now so be very carefull anybody who is getting married KEEP AWAY FROM CLAYTON BENNETT HE THINKS HE CAN TAKE PHOTS AND VIDIOES BUT HE CAN NOT YOU HAVE BEEN WORNED.

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  • Di
    dianelav Feb 22, 2011

    Daughters wedding last November he turned up for the wedding and we have been sent a disc with the photos on but no alabum and no dvd . We are unable to contact this person and are very disappointed .Anyone no where he is now .
    Diane

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  • Co
    Conman Bennett Feb 23, 2011

    Apparently he's in Easington. If you find out the name of his new business then please post it here. he owes us £700 in compensation via a court case we won for our wedding. he has claimed he is bankrupt but is still in business under a new name. If you discover more please let me know via this posting.

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  • Ni
    Nikki1989 Feb 23, 2011
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    Hi I'm new to this but thought I'd let u no he has a shop at Herrington. It's called we photograph your wedding. I havnt seen the shop open 4 a few weeks n starting 2 get quite concerned as I have booked him 4 my wedding in October, already paid £170 n now I've come across a lot of negative comments about him

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    happydee83 Feb 24, 2011
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    He photographed my wedding 2 and a half years ago and still havent recieved all my photos and disc after taking in to court and won, bailiffs unable to trace him. He is a nasty man and no-one should deal with him!! if anyone finds out further details websites adresses etc please post and ill do the same.

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  • Ni
    Nikki1989 Feb 24, 2011
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    millydee he has another website called topdisco.moonfruit.com where he advertises discos and his wife as a singer. there is also a contact no on there, failing that i think i have managed 2 find out his home address if thats any good 4 u

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    happydee83 Feb 24, 2011
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    thank you nikki1989 think ive found the home address too can you confirm it? I woundnt let him anywhere near your wedding if i was you.. hes all nice to your face but once paid and wedding over he doesnt have any futher contact with you.. apart from sending txt messages stating that hes a expert in contracts and i cant win after i took him to court!!

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  • Ni
    Nikki1989 Feb 27, 2011
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    have been looking for another wedding photgrapher online n have just come cross another website that clayton bennett has set up, its called perfectimages. it has the same contact no as the old site and pictures of his wife, they also offer limo hire. hes getting no where near my wedding day now, just trying to find out what i can before i try and contact/approach him. the address i have found is cedar terrace in fencehouses, is that the same 1 u have found?

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    happydee83 Feb 27, 2011
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    I came across /removed/ too and fenceshouse address is the same one I found!! He seems to be moving from one business to another! I've rang trade and standards who are looking into this! I'll keep you posted!

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    gutted1972 Feb 28, 2011
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    I am experiencing the same sort of trouble with this man! We paid him last year for our wedding in May this year - thankfully (if you could say so..) we have found out before the wedding, although as we have now paid consumer direct say that until he breaches the contract there is nothing we can do and then we will have to take it to court. My wedding insurance has requested all the evidence of the complaints and emails I have had from the hosting site of his last website - wephotographyourwedding.com. They said that his domain name expired in Feb and his subscription to them in Jan both of this year. After trying to contact him (before I knew the extent of the horrendous situation) he emailed me back to say he will still attend our wedding and will write to me to answer my questions about all this and to provide me with his home address. I thought it was ironic that even though I told him that I knew his website was no more - he still had the nerve to put it at the bottom of his email! The magazine I saw the advert in also emailed me back to say they no longer deal with him and have also been trying to contact him for many months. Should I find out anymore info - I will keep you posted.

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    happydee83 Mar 02, 2011
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    Just to let people know that if Clayton Bennett states he's bankrupt this is a complete lie as I've checked all records through the insolvency section!! Just another one of his lies!

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    gutted1972 Mar 03, 2011
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    Yeah I have checked that as well and couldn't find anything. I have also rang Easington council who have no record of him running a business. He seems to be using only free advert boards and photography directories some of which list his wife as the owner. He has 115 ads on gumtree and numerous ads in directories. She runs an ad for matial arts with the same number and email address. I'm looking into the fact that I signed a booking form for a previous company that no longer exists, so surely my contract is with them and now invalid...? I spent the whole day digging around for more info yesterday - I even spoke with the people that run the business centre he runs from - on his new website it says suite 1 and suite 2 on his limo one, but he only operates from suite 2. His disco one also lists the old address Grieves Buildings. He has wrote to me and stated that he is reviewing his internet prescence and the malicious rumors are down to a marriage break up! NO - he his just trying to (and not very well) cover his tracks!!!

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    happydee83 Mar 03, 2011
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    He Just seems to have excuses for everything! He's a con Man took him to court twice and he never showed up!! He spolit my wedding day and I won't rest till I get whats mine!!

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  • Pe
    peter7269 Mar 03, 2011
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    I am currently going through threatening text messages and requests for monies. I cancelled my photgraphy with him due to comments like these and he says its within 60 days like it says in his studio which doesnt exist. I have called sunderland echo who are willing to print our story. There are no records of his business though he is listed as a sole trader with the hmrc. I have made loads of aveues into this and if anyone can provide me with any evidence of his wrong doing to them it would help my case and probably yours if all work together. Also note he has moved out of his home address it seems as this is up for sale and the living room is empty.

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    happydee83 Mar 04, 2011
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    I have a home address which seems to link to all his business its in fencehouses.. I called his home number about a month ago prending to be interested in him filming my wedding and I spoke to a man think maybe his dad and he said he was still working as photographer and studio still running!! Im going to local press too and name and shame him he's not going to get way with it!

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  • He
    he is a con man Mar 05, 2011

    clayton bennett lives at /address removed/ his house is up for sale we know this because he is our neighbour from hell. His dogs bark constantly and they have for years we complaint to the city of sunderland council and they took him to court the council won and he has to pay £4700 up till now because he has not paid his bill he gets fined £52.50 every day his dogs bark. He thinks the council will forget about the bill i think he has to sell his house jusy to pay of his bills what he owes to people.This is his correct address for anyone who is after money from him. Bennett is a coward who spreads misslicious and slanderous lies about people i only hope more people come forward to expose him for what he is. Peter he has not moved house yet there is still furniture in his house.The person who wants to go to the echo please do and expose him for what he is a conman and lier who destroyes peoples speacil day. His new buisnese is at easington village itis called images and is just before the coop.His wife must think she is somethink she exposes herself on the internet for cash people who pay for her to do moderling must be blind or are perverted with a disturded mind just like the fat conman her husband is please people do not go to his buisnes.

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  • Ha
    happydee83 Mar 07, 2011
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    I was unsure if he lived there as when I called the house number another man answers who I thought was maybe his dad!! Does he live there with his wife only? As bailiffs trying to locate him! Any more info would be appreciated thank you.

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    happydee83 Mar 07, 2011
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    Also which estate agent is the house on the market with?? Thank you

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  • He
    he is a con man Mar 08, 2011

    His dad does live there with them and the house is for sale with Dowen at sunderland

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  • He
    he is a con man Mar 20, 2011

    he has been in the sunday sun today the phone number to make a complaint is [protected] they are looking for anyone who has had a bad wedding day by this man

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    tooright Mar 20, 2011

    This conman is all over the papers. Steer clear of this horrible piece of work. Here's a few of the articles. Call The Sunday Sun if you have a story on this man.
    [protected]
    THE SUNDAY SUN
    http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/news/north-east-news/2011/03/20/calamity-camerman-ruined-our-wedding-day-79310-28363641/

    THE DAILY MAIL
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1368143/Wedding-photographer-ordered-pay-compensation-dreadful-350-video.html

    THE TELEGRAPH
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8393798/Wedding-cameraman-missed-vital-parts-of-ceremony.html

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  • To
    tooright Mar 20, 2011

    PS. He's now trading as Perfect Image Studio
    http://www.perfectimagestudio.net/

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  • Co
    COLIN KEFFERIES Apr 07, 2011

    CLAYTON BENNET RAN A FALCONRY MANUFACTURING BUSINESS FROM 29 CEDAR ROAD FENCEHOUSES CO. DURHAM TEL. [protected] FOR 15 YEARS EARNING ABOUT £1.2 MILLION POUNDS
    ALL THE TIME HE CLAIMED DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE INCAPACITY BENEFIT AND OTHER BENEFITS AS DID HIS MOTHER AND FATHER HE BOUGHT HIS COUNCIL HOUSE FOR CASH AND IMPROVED IT FOR CASH A FALCONRY GLOVE WHICH HE MADE FOR £2 (HUGE QUANTITY PURCHASES OF LEATHER IN CASH AT NEWCASTLE BLACKFRIARS LEATHER SHOP) I LIVED OVER THE ROAD FROM HIM FROM 1987 UNTILL 1999 JUST UP FROM HIS BROTHER (WHO HAS ALSO BEEN CONNED BY HIM)

    SOMEONE SHOULD INFORM THE DWP AT HOUGHTON OR SUNDERLAND

    COLIN JEFFERIES

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  • Ia
    ian hardcastle Apr 07, 2011

    clayton bennett 29 cedar terrace fence houses houghton le spring durham.

    Clayon Bennett is far too clever for the courts the police or anyone he can run rings round them all and has done for 35 years he is a Stage Hypnotist with a brilliant Mind he can recall facts figures law defences he is well versed in british law Latin and Trading standards legislation.

    he ran several lucrative businesses since he left the navy ripping off thousands from a small ad in Exchange and Mart asking people to send a joining fee many a time for lucrative work stuffing envelopes etc etc he once got 5, 000 people sent him £20 (£100, 000 cash for nothing just sending out SAE to bypass trading and advertising standards legislation and he was still only 23 yrs old we admired him untill he ripped even his mates off. Got to hand it to him he is a genious pitty he didnt turn his mind to being a Lawyer he could pass the bar exams easy or a Web designer he is a master of computer programming.

    That guys right he did have a Falconry Business he even exported to Saudi Arabia Dubai and many other Countries where the falcon is cherished.

    I would like to see the person who can get one past bennett or the police officer who thinks he can arrest and charge him No No My friends he is like the Untouchables.

    You will see.

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  • Ia
    ian hardcastle Apr 07, 2011

    Clayton Bennett
    29 cedar terrace
    fence house
    houghton le spring
    durham
    tel. [protected] and a host of mobiles he uses a month or 3 then throws away.

    Con Man Extrodianaire

    I was sitting in the Lambton Arms pub listening to him bragging about how he conned £900, 000 from placing wedding adverts in -apers at registry offices and targetting by letter a package for £300 com on you have to be joking wedding photographers cost £1, 000 roughly some people must be stupid sending cheques to him up to 6 months before the wedding I bet he earned over £900, 000. He plays the numbers game and knows all the Nigerian Scams Send me a SAE for details scams Internet Scams and his mastery of the Paypal account Scams over the past 10 years.

    It will take a good cop to nail him but he pays them off after all if you think police are not corruptable your in cloud cuckoo land.

    Bennett will go to france he has property there and will escape any justice even DWP dont bother to charge him with benefit fraud bennetts own brother who lives over the road 30 metres from him even reported him to Sunderland benefit Office 10 years ago what did they do??

    ABSOLUTELY NOTGHIMNG!!!

    IT SEEMS BENNETT HAS DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY!!!

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    ian hardcastle Apr 07, 2011

    I used to date Clayton my father who owns a butchers business in fence houses bought me an almost brand new Mini 2 yr old I asked Clayton to service it he splashed dirty oil on it and made the engine misfire said it was burnt out and needed a new engine costing more than the car.
    My father was fuming Clayton gave me an old Fiesta and said he woud scrap the Mini but I saw him driving it round Fence houses the very next day. I finished with him after that.
    Clayton sadly has been conning people since he was 20 yrs old and even me I loved him and could hardly believe it. I never trusted a boy ever again after that.

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    he is a con man Apr 08, 2011

    If he is that good at conning people how come he is up at court on the 14 of april for his noisey dogs he owes the council at least £5000 he will not get away with this one and he is up at court on the 19 of april for harrasment of her ex husband so who will be laugthing when he goes down everybody. If he has that much money he wil be able to paytha poor peole he has conned but he says he is bankerupt he is a fat ugley conman and his wife is not expecting a baby if she was it would have been born by now she is just fat.

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    FMV Photography Apr 10, 2011

    I have just taken a booking for a couple who were due to have this conman photograph their wedding next Saturday 16th April 2011. It was only when the bride went to his website to show her friend she realised it was covered in warning notices and he was under investigation. When they contacted him he demanded more money even though they have paid him £400 upfront as they had not covered his travelling expenses. So YES he is still conning people for wedding photography. Total rip off merchant - AVOID!!!

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    Madman20 Apr 13, 2011

    We have book ed Bennett for our wedding in july, we have only paid a deposit so far, but after reading this think we will avoid at all costs! Anoyone got any ideas of how we can get our money back? Is anyone on her e in the process of suing Bennett? I am quite legally minded and willing to help in any way i can.

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    lianne Mitchell Apr 17, 2011

    just to say i got married yesterday and had a lovely time no thanks to this man. we paid him £400 for our photos but thankfully we found out about this man before our wedding and had a lovely photographer called fay take our photos. Clayton turned up at the church looking terrible even after we had seen statments that he was no longer working in this buisness. He sent an email asking for £90 travelling expenses on top of the £400 this is when we decided to investigate, and i am so glad we did. When he introduced him self he was asked to see the brides parents as they would like to speak to him he left soon after without a work or even asking why someone else had been hired to do the photos. We may have lost our money but at least we had our photos taken by a PROFESHIONAL.

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    Andrea69 Apr 18, 2011

    Piece about this man on Jeremy Vine's show radio 2 in a few mins.

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    j.stark Apr 27, 2011
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    Clayton Bennett still resides at 29 cedar Road Fence Houses Houghton le Spring His phone number is [protected].

    He has the house up for sale and will shortly move abroad with his silly young girlfriend whos head he seems to have turned.

    He has indeed ran several businesses the past 25 years and is a MILLIONAIRE probably twice over.

    I bought Falconry Gloves from him at £750 a dozen for my shop and sold them at £100 each.

    I discovered he was on Disability Living allowance in 2002 and I had been supplied by him for 5 years before this he is well known at Falconry Fairs and often had a stall there selling his leather goods for Dogs and Falconry he is very rich yet lives like a pauper he has hordes of gold which he bought over the years as he had made so much cash he dare not leave it in banks his earnings were easily £3, 000 cash a week.

    I heard from a close friend of his that he has advertised his Wedding Photography Package and 4, 000 people sent him money ranging from £300 to £600 a package. He has again took over a million pounds from gullible people and stashed it away by altering cheques to G> bennett his fathers name to stash money away in his Building Society and Bank Accounts.

    The man is a Master Con man there is none better he has conned people out of probably £5, 000, 000 easily the past 25 years and all the time (almost ) been claiming Benefits from Sunderland BDC. Including Disability Allowance Incapacity benefit and Income Support.

    He is also involved in many illegal activities and is well known among Wearside and durhams criminals. I hear he turned Police Informer to escape prossecution from them but its time POLICE THE INLAND REVENUE THE VAT OFFICE AND THE DWP FULLY INVESTIGATED BENNETTS ACTIVITIES.

    Everyone in Fence Houses knows this man and has a story to tell he appeared on Look North TV in The Sun The Sunderland Echo The Daily Mail and many other papers.

    Its time people reported him to the Proper Authorities and sent in details of his Falcconry Business His "Harness Master" Mail Order Leather Goods Business His Websites and all the cars vans and 4 wheel drive vehicles he sold to con people.

    Please pass this information to everyone who has a claim against the CONMAN and all the neccessary departments.

    J. Stark

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    devobride Apr 30, 2011

    This man was trading in easington up untill 2 weeks ago, he was trading as perfect image. He was my photographer 2 weeks ago and I paid up front. Now he has dissapeared with all my wedding day photos! have nothing of my big day just a few snaps family and friends took. I need to trace this man! He obviously doesnt care that he is making a living out of destroying peoples special day! Do not use at any cost!! and please please always look into who you pick before as I would hate this to happen to more people

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    Babs11 May 09, 2011

    This man has just ripped me and my fiancee off as well as my friend, his business was called perfect images in esasington. My friend got married on saturday and only found out about the bankrupcy on friday tea time. His home address is 30 cedar terrace, fence houses. Luckily we dont get married until july, but he fact is he's took our money. How can this man get away with so much and not be locked up, where is the justice? I have his mobile number which he is using now [protected] i hope this is useful and i wanna see this animal brought to justice once and for all.

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