(Closed) Our wedding pictures potentially lost forever

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 32
7299 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MonAmi: I really really really hope that the bag shows up. I couldn’t even imagine. I would probably do the same thing. I’d be ready to write a bad review on every site I could find, but then would regret it. Be pissed, throw darts at his photos with his face on it, call him every name in the book, even write bad reviews in notepad. 

Is he doing everything he can to remember where he may have left it? 

Post # 34
1557 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MonAmi: I’m very sorry he’s avoiding you…. that’s really unfair to you, after all you’ve been through already.

But it is late in Atlanta the night after the 4th of July (when many places are probably closed for the day), so he probably couldn’t do much tonight even if he weren’t avoiding you. 

I would try (as hard as I’m sure it is) to get some rest tonight, and then try contacting some of your venues in the morning to see if they’ve found the bag. 

Despite the fact that I think your photographer should be doing this for you, if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to call them yourself anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 35
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Im so sorry dear ๐Ÿ™

Post # 36
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am sure they will turn up.

This seems as though it was a genuine mistake, I know this does not make you feel any better at the moment, but I am sure we all have misplaced something important once or twice.

Sincerely hoping it turns up SOON.

Pls keep us posted.

Post # 37
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MonAmi: I understand that this is a horrible thing, and I feel for you – but no, I am not kidding. And if you read the other replies, others have agreed with me – it’s true, I’m sure he is sick to his stomach about it and being screamed at and called every name in the book will not change it so he can magically make your pictures appear, I’m sure he is avoiding you after that. I’m sure that if there was anything at all that either of you could do to get the pictures back, you’d do it in a heartbeat. You only have one wedding and I cannot imagine how heart-wrenching it is to possibly have those photos gone. I wouldn’t say the day was ruined, but yes, it’s terrible that you may not be able to have all of the photos to look back on. If he did this purposely I would be right there with you with screaming and name-calling, but this was a horrible awful accident. I hope that everything works out and that in the morning you have better luck.

Post # 38
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Though not our precious wedding photos, I had every one of my high school graduation photos destroyed back in the days of film cameras. While my rolls of film were being developed, the machine broke down, leaving all of my negatives in the bleaching liquid. 10 rolls of film because entirely black and white blobby messes. I know the feeling of devastation to have lost the photographic shots of such an important day in your life.

When everything re-opens in the morning, I would contact all of your vendors, perhaps one of them has it in their possession. I would also call the Limo company again, and see if they can track down anyone who may have been in the limo after you- employees, other clients, to see if they have found the memory cards. Hopefully they will show up. If not, send out a major request for guest photos. While they will not have captured your portraits, they will have captured many of the important parts of the day. If you are still not happy with the photos you have received, I would do a “trash the dress” type session, at least to have some portraits taken with your husband.

Good luck tomorrow.

Post # 39
2050 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MonAmi: If indeed the bag was “misplaced” as your photographer claims, does your venue have security cameras that can possibly see if/when/where the bag was left or taken?

Part of me wonders if he’s flat out lying. If he lost his camera bag, he lost a good, expensive portion of his livelihood. Major ouch. What the hell happened, was he drunk to misplace something that huge?? I wonder if he just royally effed up the photos somehow and this is his poor excuse to cover. Ugh.

I’m so sorry this has happened. Hang in there. Check around with your vendors, everyone.

P.S. For what it’s worth, I’ll say a prayer for you to Saint Anthony. My parents always said to pray to him for lost items. It’s always worked in the past. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 40
1557 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Cornflakegirl: “P.S. For what it’s worth, I’ll say a prayer for you to Saint Anthony. My parents always said to pray to him for lost items. It’s always worked in the past. ;)” 

I just wanted to let you know, it’s things like this that make me love The Bee so much. None of us have any tangible reason to care about someone else’s lost photos, and yet we do care about them, and passionately so. 

I just love knowing that there are such kind people out there. 

Post # 42
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I really really hope the camera bag turns up! I don’t blame you for being so upset, I would be too!

I hope that a good samaritan or anyone from the venue finds it and is doing everything they can to return it. Back in Sept Fiance and I were on vacation in Reno and I was so absent minded that I left my camera bag on the bench right outside the airport. It contained my DSLR and a lens my Fiance got me for Christmas the year before. When we realized it was gone we went to the airport and asked around. No one had seen it, nor was it turned in. I felt terrible the entire trip and by the time we had to go (7 long days later), I was certain it was just gone forever.

Our flight back was delayed a couple hours when I got a random facebook message from someone who had found my camera! Apparently he and a few others were boarding a shuttle to Burningman and he grabbed it thinking it belonged to one of the other party goers. When he found out it didn’t belong to them he started going through the bag looking for ID and found an old boarding pass with my name on it. He said he couldn’t get a hold of me sooner because he had no cell reception or internet access but was glad my name was unique enough that he was able to track me down.

I am crossing my fingers and sending positive vibes your way! There are still great, honest people out there and hopefully that person will want to see to it that the bride and groom get their pictures! I have read stories where people have gone above and beyond to find the owner and I pray this is the case!

Post # 43
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Jeez, I can’t believe he would lose the bag.  Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that someone honest finds that bag, and is doing their best to track you down. 

Have you ever seen this website?


Post # 45
968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh no! I hope the bag turns up! I’ll say a prayer to St. Anthony for you, too.

Post # 46
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry this has happened to you ๐Ÿ™ Can you send someone back to the venue to look for the bag? I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Don’t give up hope..the bag can’t just have vanished..hopefully someone will find it and return it. Hugs x

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