TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Two Bay area brides have been waiting for months to see the wedding photos they paid thousands for, but the photographer has cut off all communication.
“I have nothing to show for the thousands we spent on professional photos,” said Tayler Eskew, who got married in January. “We have nothing.”
Eskew and her husband, Casey, paid $4,500 to Sarasota-based Naomi Chokr Photography, for wedding photos. The photographer, Naomi, shot their engagement photos last summer, and Eskew said those turned out great. She stretched her budget to be able to afford Naomi because, “I knew her work would be amazing.”
The contract she signed promised Eskew she would receive her photos 8 to 10 weeks after the wedding. At first, there were excuses, and now nothing. All communication has been cut off.
“She won’t answer calls, texts, messages, not only from me and my family but two wedding coordinators and two wedding venders we worked with,” she said.
And she’s not the only one. Another bride, Alicia McBratney, contacted me, too. She’s been waiting on her photos for seven months.
“She won’t return my calls,” McBratney said. “I don’t know what happened.”
There are reviews online from other upset brides and one Sarasota woman sued the studio after she paid for a newborn photography session in September and received nothing.
Naomi Chokr did not return phone calls from 8 On Your Side, but her social media accounts show is still shooting weddings and contributing regularly to her blog, about food.Please SHARE this post. If you are having a similar problem, please contact Shannon.
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