A girl has described herself as “heartbroken” after she was one in all 12 folks to seem on Fox Information to out a marriage photographer they are saying takes cash however delivers blurry photographs, if she even turns up in any respect. All of them allegedly paid 1000’s, however needed to threaten court docket motion earlier than receiving any photographs and located what they did get well to be woefully insufficient.

Katy Negroni employed Charlotte-based marriage ceremony photographer Eben Patten for her massive day. “It was the most effective day of my life,” she remembers. “However [afterwards] it was a nightmare.”

All twelve of the ladies who spoke to Fox Information instructed comparable tales of how Patten, who additionally goes by the identify Eben Adrian and trades underneath Eben Adrian Productions, ignored them for months on finish. Typically, it wasn’t till they threatened court docket motion that they acquired the photographs they’d paid for.

Even so, most of the photos had been deemed inadequate. Negroni explains that when she lastly received to see the photographs of her marriage ceremony, many had been blurry and so much had been duplicates. The set additionally didn’t embody any household portraits. Her contract states she paid $2,000 for the photographs and a video, and after first ready six months and getting a choose concerned, 5 years have now handed and she or he nonetheless hasn’t acquired the total refund a choose ordered from Patten.

One other lady, Angel Mercado, claims she solely acquired “uncooked video clips” regardless of paying for an edited video and after ready 4 months. As for the images, solely “a number of” got here out properly.

A salon proprietor, Heather Paulavage, who used to advocate her purchasers to Patten, ceased doing so after listening to repeated complaints of “unfinished and unedited” work, if acquired in any respect.

A 3rd lady says she paid $200 for photographs at her child bathe, and Patten did not even flip up.

To make issues worse, photographer Patten has beforehand appeared on FOX 46, the place she described how she and a colleague “actually don’t have a plan” and claiming: “we wing it. That is what’s enjoyable about photograph shoots.”

FOX 46 investigator Matt Grant made repeated makes an attempt to contact her by way of varied mediums of communication, receiving a response solely on Instagram. It was there she referred to her work as being of “gorgeous picture high quality,” earlier than downplaying complaints towards her as “unfaithful and slanderous.” She initially agreed to an interview, earlier than ignoring follow-up messages and finally blocking Grant from contacting her.

FOX 46 confirmed Patten’s photographs to their lawyer Walter Bowers, who concluded that this case “definitely may very well be fraud,” and suggested victims to take Patten to civil court docket, the place he says they might win again 3 times what they paid if she’s discovered responsible.

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