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Additional brides come forward claiming they were scammed by WNY photographer

Posted at 5:44 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 17:44:47-04

Amanda Panek is now another bride coming forward telling 7 Eyewitness News she too was scammed by Bryan Wray Photography.

Panek reached out to us after seeing our original story Tuesday morning about another bride claiming she didn't receive any of her photos from Wray months after she walked down the aisle.

“After I saw your story, I was like oh my gosh, that's me!” Panek said.

Panek got married May 26th of last year and said she paid Wray $1,800 to photograph her perfect day. To date, she said she's only received about 60 of the hundreds of photos she expected. “The pictures are tilted. You want better quality than that.”

She's not the only one who reached out to us after our story aired. At least three other brides commented on our Facebook page saying they paid Wray but never got their photos.

In Panek's case, she said she last exchanged Facebook messages with Wray in January. She showed us those messages, in which Wray told her he had been dealing with personal issues. “It says life's been crazy. I've tried to make myself feel better. But, it's not really working,” she read.

Panek said she understood to a degree. But, now she wants her pictures and plans to file a claim with the Better Business Bureau.

A representative for the consumer watchdog group says that's the best thing to do. “We act as a third party to get that resolution they desire,” BBB Upstate NY Communication Director Melanie McGovern said.

Panek said she just wants all her wedding photos. “I think it's unfair. Now that I saw the story I know I’m not alone in this.”

To file a claim with the BBB, click here.