Wedding memories crashed by photographer who did not deliver

Wedding photographer leaves trail of unhappiness

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It's been three years since Amy and Chris said 'I do.'  It's a memory marred by a broken contract and a photographer who sold them a $7,000 vision.

According to the contract, the Smiths paid Alexis Photography owner Moe Khavarian $7,000.

The package they purchased included multiple albums and a highly-produced wedding video.  But when Amy contacted me earlier this year, she had nothing to show for her money other than four CD's of wedding proofs.  

Alexis Photography, which is no longer in business, received an F from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), which reports 15 complaints.  Thirteen involved delivery issues.  We found 20 unhappy customers reported problems to Pinellas County Justice and Consumer Services.

I put the Smiths in touch with investigator Anna Marie Millett.  She contacted Moe Khavarian, who now sells cars.  He recently turned over four cassettes that contains the couple's raw wedding video, video that holds wedding wishes from Amy's grandparents who passed away last year.

After hearing the Smiths' story, a local videographer, Mike Simms with Simms Video, offered to produce the wedding video free of charge. 

I contacted the owner of Alexis Photography but he refused to comment on the story.

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