Hello, I will try to keep this question as short and simple as possible. As a wedding photographer, when you sub-contract out another wedding photographer to shoot a wedding for you because you were hurt, or sick, etc. - what do you do when they lie about the amount of years they have done weddings, their equipment they have and use, etc.? We subcontracted a company that has a great website, we saw 3 albums of their work, their sample online gallery and their blog. We were told by them they had been doing weddings about 5 years, and that they had prime lens, and they were all 2.8, 1.8, etc. We had a contract that stated "payment upon successful completion of this assignment" that they would receive payment in full. The assignment stated 500 raw photos from all day wedding coverage. We were horrified when we received the raw photos. They are so poorly exposed, the histogram was bunched on the left and they were literally, black. They were honestly the worst photos I have ever seen! Once we corrected them, they are barely even printable. They were shooting in a dark hotel, the formals at iso 400, F8 and 1/60th shutter speed. They shot some in auto and TV and we told them to use a prime lens wide open during the ceremony, etc. and it was at f8. The max apt. on the metadata said 6. I know I don't use those settings. We even reviewed lighting and techniques, etc. for 2 hours with them, and they seemed to know what they were doing and voiced no concerns or questions. We thought we did everything right, but what do you do when a photographer lies about their experience, equipment and knowledge and you are stuck with an unhappy client? The photographers want the rest of the payment, stating they shot the wedding, per the contract, it shouldn't matter they didn't turn out. I don't know what to do?