Yesha Callahan

Couple Sues Wedding Photographer After ‘Poor N–ger Party’ Was Printed on Booth Photos

A Houston couple is suing Premier Photography and the owner James Evans after discovering their wedding booth photos had “Poor N–ger Party” printed on them. The couple, who is black, said the photos were supposed to have their first names and dates on them, but guests received photos with the slur.

“Anybody would find this caption offensive. I’m offended by it. I don’t want to say it,” Attorney Cathy Hale told Eyewitness News. Hale represents the couple who are now suing for a breach of contract as well as negligence and mental anguish.

“They trusted this company to provide them with a service on their most important day and what they got was the complete opposite they got a slap in the face. Every time they think about their anniversary, they think about this. It’s never going to go away, said Hale.

The attorney for the photographer denied any wrong doing at first, but then said no one from the wedding party was offended and there was no evidence linking the photographer to the captions.

  1. April 1, 2015 - Reply

    WTF. Also that attorney is a fail here’s to hoping the company gets what’s coming to them.

  2. April 1, 2015 - Reply

    Every time I read a TX racism story I get flashbacks. YOU COULDNT PAY ME to go back there. I remember feeling a weight lifted off my shoulders after about a month of being back in Cali. The tension is thick down there.

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    Start a community of word-of-mouth. Getting married? Find out who the BLACK photograpahers are, black wedding planners and black florists. Of course, there are many black businesses that are subpar so don’t work for those. BUT there are plenty of high-end black businesses that could earn this money. People spend a lot on weddings. Spend some more on research before you give your money to people. That said, this is heartbreaking. How sad for the couple of their beautiful day.

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      Oh, you haven’t heard? We don’t hire our own until we get to be middle class and/or self employed. Once we get to that level, we start to enjoy making money together.

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        Even then we don’t always hire our own. Shame. Like I said, there are many black businesses that are awful. I used to do my hair at this woman and she was always so rude to everyone. I stopped going. She had no customer service awareness. So I am not saying to go to ones who are awful just because they are black but if you are spending 50K on a wedding, do some work and do some research to hire people who respect black people. I do feel really sorry for this couple though. So sad this happened on their special day.

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          One of the things I like about CA. Cost of living is too high for people to act funny towards their customers. If the company is black and the space rent is high, the service is usually excellent.

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            Yes! Speaking of” what is this living joyously ad on Clutch? You can barely write a comment with those ads. Very annoying.

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    CLUTCH: What’s with these Living Joyously ads on Clutch? Hard to read articles or add comments because those ads are so distracting and force you to click on them to read the next thing. Please look into this 🙁 Could be more efficient use of ad space.

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      You might like an ad blocker on your browser, I like Ad Block Plus on Firefox and it’s free.

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        Oh wow! Thanks.

  6. April 1, 2015 - Reply

    White supremacy is the worst.

  7. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Marriage is a great blessing. The Houston couple should have been treated with courtesy, respect, and dignity. The caption was offensive and the photographer should feel ashamed by denying any wrongdoing in the beginning. The individual who established the caption and the company itself should be sued, because any photography agency ought to express professionalism. Racism is a notorious evil and scourge and we are still fighting it. I wish the best for the couple.

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