A SWINDON photographer is ready to save the day after couples planning weddings around the region were left heartbroken by a firm's collapse.

Lee Brewer of South West Photo and Film recently announced the end of his business.

This has meant that some couples have been left with no photographer/videographer days before the big day - while others already married may never receive the photos they had paid for.

Many of the devastated couples have posted about their heartbreak on social media and a Facebook page has even been set up to try and help people get their money back.

Swindon Advertiser: The Facebook page of South West Photo And Film victims now has 446 membersThe Facebook page of South West Photo And Film victims now has 446 members

This has prompted Callum Knowles, 24, from Swindon town centre, to offer his services to try and help those facing financial difficulty as a result of Mr Brewer's business folding. 

"I was devastated to see the news of this company leaving so many couples without photographers and videographers for their wedding day, with some having just a few days notice before their big day, while others had already had their day and not received their photos. I can only begin to imagine the stress and hurt that created," Callum said.

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"It wasn't long until Facebook was flooded with brides and grooms looking for ways to salvage this situation, showing the sheer scale of what had happened."

But Callum added that he was pleased to see the number of people who were offering to help, which was why he too wanted to do what he could. 

"It was heartbreaking, but it has been amazing to see so many photographers and videographers, like myself, stepping up to help these couples and restore some trust," he said.

"Many couples have been left wondering if they are going to get their money back and without the budget to hire someone new. So I took the decision to reach out and offer couples the chance to still have a photographer and videographer at reduced prices and with payment plans to ensure that the financial side was the last thing on their mind and they would be able to look back at photos and video from their wedding day and remember those special memories."

Callum and his colleague, a videographer, are asking for anyone who has been affected to contact them and they are offering discounted rates, waived travel costs and extras like bridal prep and drone footage into our packages free of charge.

If you have been affected you can contact Callum via email at callum@allbycwk.com

To see his work visit - www.allbycwk.com/weddings.