FOX 5 I-Team: Newlyweds search for missing photos - FOX 35 News Orlando

FOX 5 I-Team: Newlyweds search for missing photos

Posted: Updated:

After a wedding it's the wedding picture that really holds the special place after the event. Massa Hoff wanted the pictures to be right. After all she made the poor 'fella' wait long enough.

"Well, it's definitely the 5-year engagement," she laughs.

This Lawrenceville woman said 'Yes' to him and ‘Yes' to the suggestion to use "2 Girls and a Camera Photography." There seems to be a lot of photo shops with that same name, but this one is owned by Marcia Hooper who'd worked with the bride-to-be's sister, she says, on many business projects.

"The family knows her. You've seen her work. Someone you can trust. So I was, like, great I don't have to stress. You hear all of the crazy horror stories and I didn't want to be one of those," says Ms. Hoff

But nine months after her wedding, Massa Hoff has filed a civil suit against Ms. Hooper for "refusing to abide by the contract." You see, the photographer actually showed up at the wedding....even several hours early....

Ms. Hoff remembers, "To take photos of the groomsmen, the family, me in the dressing room with my mother lacing me."

But Massa Hoff says her photographer left early, then oddly, the videographer, who'd already gone, came back to take pictures during the reception. But the bride says she never worried because text messages after the wedding didn't indicate there were any problems.

A May 18th text read, "I've uploaded the pictures to the site...."

But they weren't there.

Texted 10 days later, "I'm putting your package in the mail...."

Still, nothing.

Ms. Hoff says she never heard again from the woman she hired to take her wedding pictures.

"My biggest fear is that she doesn't have them," she says crying. "I'm sorry."

What happened? Well, at this wedding "2 Girls and a Camera Photography" was a one-woman operation. The videographer tells the I-Team he was asked to come back and shoot stills because the wedding photographer's camera broke mid-wedding.

Massa Hoff says the sheriff's department hasn't been able to serve Marcia Hooper. So, she can't get her day in court or her money back. And, until the bride can talk to Ms. Hooper with "2 Girls and a Camera Photography," she'll have to be satisfied with memories.

"(Dana Fowle: How about give me a conversation? Would that help?) Yeah, that would help. That would help," says a frustrated newlywed.

The I-Team has tried to talk to Marcia Hooper, but she declined to comment. Massa Hoff plans to continue to pursue her civil suit and to cherish the handful of pictures she was able to buy the videographer.

  • I-Team Story ArchiveMore>>

  • Get Financially Fit: A Step-By-Step Plan

    Get Financially Fit: A Step-By-Step Plan

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:15:13 GMT
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's time to think about getting financially fit.  Let's start with two questions. Do you know how much you spend each month?  How much of your check should you save?
    April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's time to think about getting financially fit.  Let's start with two questions:  Do you know how much you spend each month?  How much of your check should you save?
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    DON'T MISS: Tax Deductions and Credits

    DON'T MISS: Tax Deductions and Credits

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-04-11 12:48:55 GMT
    Let's finish up our tax time filing tips that we've offered this season with a quick look at deductions and credits too many folks forget.
    Let's finish up our tax time filing tips that we've offered this season with a quick look at deductions and credits too many folks forget.
  • 'Call for Action' Success

    'Call for Action' Success

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-04-09 17:47:22 GMT
    A Fox 5 viewer got frustrated after the county tore up his yard then left the mess.  So, he turned to our "Call for Action" team for help.  And he got it.  This viewer says for months on end he had to
    A Fox 5 viewer got frustrated after the county tore up his yard then left the mess.  So, he turned to our "Call for Action" team for help.  And he got it. 
  • Contact the FOX 5 I-Team

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks for contacting FOX 5.  To reach our newsroom by phone, please call (404) 898-0100.

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • 2014 Tax Day freebies and more

    2014 Tax Day freebies and more

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:09:24 GMT
    Have you filed your taxes? Today is the final day to file your 2013 IRS tax return. And some local businesses are offering freebies and deals to those who filed on time.
    Have you filed your taxes? Today is the final day to file your 2013 IRS tax return. And some local businesses are offering freebies and deals to those who filed on time.
  • What's Happening: College2Career Fair at Cobb Galleria

    What's Happening: College2Career Fair at Cobb Galleria

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:39:57 GMT
    If you are a college student looking for a job you can head over to the Cobb Galleria on Tuesday. There is a huge career fair to help students transition into the workforce.
    If you are a college student looking for a job you can head over to the Cobb Galleria on Tuesday. There is a huge career fair to help students transition into the workforce.
  • FOX Medical Team

    Helping teens when their college choice says "NO"

    Helping teens when their college choice says "NO"

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:17:59 GMT
    For many teens, the college application process is their first real taste of a the high-stakes, high pressure world of adulthood.
    For many teens, the college application process is their first real taste of a the high-stakes, high pressure world of adulthood.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices