I was hired to photograph a wedding, and even did an engagement shoot to be displayed at the wedding. I billed them for that shoot and got paid for it. However, later I received a text:
Client: The wedding is getting expensive. Keep the pictures, we just want our money back.
Me: There are no refunds for work that’s already completed, sorry. However, I can void the rest of the contract for you no problem.
At this point, the client called the bank and reported my payment as fraudulent activity.
Worst part? I’d billed them at a 45% steep discount because they’d ordered a full package.