CAMERON PARK (CBS13) – A bride from Sacramento is hoping her wedding photos will be returned after the memory card they were on is stolen.
The photos were stored on memory cards left in a vehicle overnight in Cameron Park. Wedding photographer Samantha O’Quinn, who runs Sunny Day Photography, said she found her car window broken and her camera gear and belongings were missing.
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“We all hope we can get them back at this point. Just a little take it day to day, ”O’Quinn said.
Bride Amy Davis said it took her a day to figure out her photos of what she called “the best day ever” were gone.
“All Monday I was in a twilight zone,” Davis said. “I can’t believe this has happened.”
She said she didn’t blame her photographer, who also had personal items and documents stolen in the same robbery. O’Quinn said her wedding photography business is something she does on weekends and looks to grow soon. The stolen photographic equipment was valued at $ 5,000.
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“She was probably a little embarrassed because everyone knows not to put your things in the car, but I have no ill will towards her,” said Davis.
When describing her wedding day, Davis said that O’Quinn had become an “honorary bridesmaid” and that they kept her an extra hour to capture more memories.
By Davis’ guess there were a thousand photos from the day. Now, the photos and videos taken by the couple’s friends and family are more special to Davis. She relives the day through the lenses of those close to her and the photos in the photo booth.
“I have a little bit of hope… at the same time, I had an amazing marriage,” Davis said. “It’s just that these photos are irreplaceable.”
O’Quinn agreed, hoping that at least the flashcards with Davis’s wedding and a second wedding pictured on the same weekend would be collected.
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A report has been filed with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.