There was an outpouring of generosity and well wishes for a bride who never got the wedding pictures she paid for. That is until Eyewitness News stepped in and helped her.
Aimee Perrin, of Stamford, and her husband, Shahid, were married at Lighthouse Point in New Haven last July.
Aimee Perrin said she found Jamkat Entertainment online about a year before her wedding. The Niantic-based disc jockey and photography service received positive reviews, so the couple decided to hire them for the wedding.
About three months after her wedding, Aimee Perrin said she started to get suspicious because she received no word from the owners or pictures from her special day.
Eyewitness News found out Jamkat Entertainment is owned by Mark Fritchman, and his wife, Cindy, works as the photographer for the company.
After visiting their home, Eyewitness News gave Mark Fritchman a call and left him a message with all the details. Instead of getting back to us, Cindy Fritchman emailed Aimee Perrin with some hopeful news.
The company sent her the unedited photo files from her wedding. However, Aimee Perrin did not received a refund or get the photo book that she was promised.
Aimee Perrin said she isn't impressed with what she got but is relieved the photos are finally hers.
After the story aired on Eyewitness News, photographers from across the state and even one in Atlanta wrote in to the station making generous offers.
Barbara Blanchard, who is the owner of Treasured Memories, said when she saw the story on Facebook, she knew she wanted to help.
"I was appalled, I don't think anybody should have to go through that on their wedding day and wait for photos and not get them at all," Blanchard said. "It's something you'll never get back again."
Blanchard emailed Eyewitness News and said that she would gladly edit those pictures for Aimee Perrin.
"Unedited photos are just not something you do," Blanchard said.
Some photographers offered new photo sessions. A hair dresser even offered to do Aimee Perrin's hair and makeup for new pictures.
Eyewitness News called up Aimee Perrin in her office in Rye Brook, NY. She described the generosity and kindness from our viewers as an overwhelming experience.
"I truly was not expecting that at all," Aimee Perrin said. "Thank you, thank you, thank you for reaching out, for offering your help, your support, your kind words. Everything from everyone."
Aimee Perrin said she's going to spend time with her husband to see whose kind offer they will accept.
Aimee Perrin told Eyewitness News the plan is to take these photos to England next summer where her husband's family lives. They are planning on having a small reception, and sharing the photos with those who couldn't make it to her wedding.
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Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
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