Missing memories

Missing memories

There are 54 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Aug 6, 2009, titled Missing memories. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

There's no disputing that Gary Ventura of Geneva has an eye for photography. His work has been featured in magazines and on CD jackets but the bulk of his business is wedding photography and it's the business side of his work that had I-Team 10tracking him down.

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Gary the Terrible

Honeoye Falls, NY

#43 Feb 24, 2010
I agree- Gary is done and so is Mark Potter- sorry to all who have been affected. Keep writing your complaints and letters so they aren't allowed to do this to anyone else.
Tegan

Auburn, NY

#44 May 15, 2014
Quick Update:

I am the wife mentioned in this comment and we did finally get our files of all our pictures just over a year ago. I don't know if anyone still reads these comments, but if you do and you are still trying to get your pictures, don't give up! It goes without saying, but we did not get any money back, or the album that we paid for, but after 6 years, we were elated just to get the files.
Dave wrote:
My wife and I are another of his clients.
Ours was one of the originals, back with the people in the video, August of 2007. It's a really frustrating endeavor. We haven't even gotten pictures of any kind. Some of you should feel lucky that you even got prints if you did. Some of us have been left with absolutely nothing.
At this point I almost don't care about anything else, just getting the files from our wedding.
Scott

Quincy, MA

#45 May 15, 2014
Tegan - Were the photos direct from Gary or perhaps Mary Corcoran? We just had out five year anniversary and would love our photos. Don't even care about the finishing touches or wedding book. Glad to hear you received some of your memories!
Gary V

Geneva, NY

#46 Dec 26, 2014
Seems like people are still posting so anyone thats reading this and doesnt have their photos please e-mail me at [email protected] I think everyone should have their photos but to be honest im not positive and I dont have everyones address's anymore or I would just send out all the 2008 weddings I shot.

I am so sorry for the hell I put my friends and my wonderful couples and their families thru back then. I was going thru the worst time of my life things just spiraled out of control. After 2008 season I STOPPED booking weddings so I dont know why some of my friends on here still thought i was booking weddings because I wasnt. And hardly am now either. Photography and especially wedding photography was my passion and because of my poor choices back in 08' I am still hardly able to book jobs after 6 years and I totally deserve it...karma's a bitch. I loved all my clients and I loved my "tight knit" group of awesome photographers, and a lot of them were my best friends and I lost those freindships.....I miss you guys if your reading this.

Just please know I was never out to rip anyone off or take advantage of any kind. I guess you could say I was really sick and literally unable to do much of anything for awhile.

Again, please anyone missing pictures send me a message to the e-mail above.

Hope to talk to some of you soon!!

-Gary
Jokette

Brockport, NY

#47 Dec 26, 2014
Gary V wrote:
Seems like people are still posting so anyone thats reading this and doesnt have their photos please e-mail me at [email protected] I think everyone should have their photos but to be honest im not positive and I dont have everyones address's anymore or I would just send out all the 2008 weddings I shot.
I am so sorry for the hell I put my friends and my wonderful couples and their families thru back then. I was going thru the worst time of my life things just spiraled out of control. After 2008 season I STOPPED booking weddings so I dont know why some of my friends on here still thought i was booking weddings because I wasnt. And hardly am now either. Photography and especially wedding photography was my passion and because of my poor choices back in 08' I am still hardly able to book jobs after 6 years and I totally deserve it...karma's a bitch. I loved all my clients and I loved my "tight knit" group of awesome photographers, and a lot of them were my best friends and I lost those freindships.....I miss you guys if your reading this.
Just please know I was never out to rip anyone off or take advantage of any kind. I guess you could say I was really sick and literally unable to do much of anything for awhile.
Again, please anyone missing pictures send me a message to the e-mail above.
Hope to talk to some of you soon!!
-Gary
Smh
Scott

Quincy, MA

#48 Dec 29, 2014
Gary- I hope that is you and there are indeed photos from the weddings. Will be sending you email with fingers crossed.
Ezra

Great Barrington, MA

#49 Dec 29, 2014
God Bless you for righting your wrongs.And most importantly getting right with yourself.
Gary V

Geneva, NY

#50 Dec 29, 2014
Scott wrote:
Gary- I hope that is you and there are indeed photos from the weddings. Will be sending you email with fingers crossed.
Hi, Scott....yes e-mail me please. Your wedding was in Newport, correct? I'll be looking for it,
thanks!!
Gary V

Geneva, NY

#51 Dec 29, 2014
Ezra wrote:
God Bless you for righting your wrongs.And most importantly getting right with yourself.
Thank You :-)
Thew

Rochester, NY

#52 Jan 1, 2015
FWIW, we sent an email to the address listed above and got an immediate response and have corresponded a number of times with Gary. He is mailing out a DVD with our photos (he correctly posted the location of our wedding so I'm thinking it's really Gary, for those who asked) tomorrow and I'll post again when photos are received to confirm...
Thew

Staunton, VA

#53 Jan 8, 2015
Thew wrote:
FWIW, we sent an email to the address listed above and got an immediate response and have corresponded a number of times with Gary. He is mailing out a DVD with our photos (he correctly posted the location of our wedding so I'm thinking it's really Gary, for those who asked) tomorrow and I'll post again when photos are received to confirm...
DVD with photos arrived the other day!:)
WMLK

Holyoke, MA

#54 Jan 8, 2015
Why do I not have a good feeling about this?
Scott

Quincy, MA

#55 Jan 13, 2015
I have had multiple conversations with Gary via email and text and recieved photos from May 2009 this week. Currently reviewing 1200+ photos and Gary has offered to do some additional touch ups as well. It has been long enough to let ill will subside and just be happy that A) We got our photos and B) Gary is making efforts to right wrongs and correct his path.

Hope all others have their photos as well and I would encourage you to reach out to Gary if not.
Melissa

Pittsford, NY

#56 Jan 13, 2015
Gary V wrote:
Seems like people are still posting so anyone thats reading this and doesnt have their photos please e-mail me at [email protected] I think everyone should have their photos but to be honest im not positive and I dont have everyones address's anymore or I would just send out all the 2008 weddings I shot.
I am so sorry for the hell I put my friends and my wonderful couples and their families thru back then. I was going thru the worst time of my life things just spiraled out of control. After 2008 season I STOPPED booking weddings so I dont know why some of my friends on here still thought i was booking weddings because I wasnt. And hardly am now either. Photography and especially wedding photography was my passion and because of my poor choices back in 08' I am still hardly able to book jobs after 6 years and I totally deserve it...karma's a bitch. I loved all my clients and I loved my "tight knit" group of awesome photographers, and a lot of them were my best friends and I lost those freindships.....I miss you guys if your reading this.
Just please know I was never out to rip anyone off or take advantage of any kind. I guess you could say I was really sick and literally unable to do much of anything for awhile.
Again, please anyone missing pictures send me a message to the e-mail above.
Hope to talk to some of you soon!!
-Gary
Hi Gary- I just wanted you to know I admire the fact that you're trying to correct the mistakes of your past. What happened was very unfortunate for everyone involved, but I'm still grateful you captured our day. We were one of the lucky couples that, at least, received files of our photos (although we never got an album) and they were truly beautiful. I really hope you're able to get back out there because you are incredibly talented. Wishing you the best - Melissa B

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