A young couple allegedly got robbed of their one-time memories for their wedding day by a photographer from Mabopane known as Tiego Maboa who came highly recommended by a mutual friend. Heidi and Mphakong Matsomane from Meyerspark held their wedding last year December from the 3rd, 4th to the 5th, as it is one of the special moments which has to be cherished and remembered through images and videos of the days. Unfortunately for the young couple it turned out to be stressful as the photographer booked for the wedding disappointed them on the very last minute of their chosen days.

According to Heidi she was sceptical with the photographer due to scammers known for such events, but she chose to give Maboa (the photographer) the benefit of the doubt, only for him to not pitch on the last day of their wedding.

‘’He disappeared on Saturday around 4, when we were about to leave from my home at Garankuwa in Pretoria to the Groom’s home at Limpopo, he was no where to be found when contacted he was unavailable, did not take any of our calls. You can imagine the stress I was under because we had agreed on him making sure he takes pictures and Videos on Friday and Sunday those were the most important and wanted days then he offered to also come through on Saturday.”’ Said the bride Heidi.

Tiego charged an amount of R12 500 for 2days which was negotiated upon in July 2021 when the couple stated that they had budgeted R10 000 for Photographer. He agreed and wanted 50% upfront which had been given to him, he managed to come with his team on Friday took pictures and videos, on Saturday he pitched then later when they had to leave for Limpopo he had left ‘’No one knew where he was because he did not say anything to anyone’’ said HeidiThe couple would really appreciate the photos taken to be sent to them as they mean a lot to both of them including their families. The matter is still hurting for the both of them as they are still undergoing this issue with lawyers involved.

Tiego was contacted through his Facebook page (MINT MODELS) contacts, when asked to be spoken to the call was ended. A message was sent through that page with no luck of response back.

By: Palesa Maneli.

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