BEWARE: Eben Patten - Local Charlotte Photographer Steals Photos & Memories
I take my job as a blogger very seriously. If I recommend you or your business, I’m trusting that you will do an excellent job.
Unfortunately, that was not the case when I recommended Eben Patten. To the readers/followers & friends that hired Eben Patten Photography/Eben Adrian Photography on my recommendation and were lied to, stolen from and just plain ignored, I wanted to personally apologize. I am so sorry. I blame myself for not researching her past, as she has a history of doing this in the state of Virginia (that I was unaware of) with numerous complaints and an F rating with the Better Business Bureau - https://m.weddingwire.com/…/eben-patten-ph…/3ad422b526a269f7
"A dozen women tell FOX 46 that Charlotte wedding photographer Eben Patten stole their money and their memories. All describe being ignored and having to fight for months to get photos they paid for until they threatened to go to court."
I’ve stated my case. She deletes her social media accounts and reactivates it when it’s convenient for HER. She’s making this out like SHE is the victim. Wake up Charlotte. If you want to work with her, go ahead. I just stated my experience and the story I’ve heard from numerous clients. She was great to work with. We WERE friends. I loved her work; it’s why I hired her. It was the AFTER part I was dissatisfied with. She told me two weeks; it was over two months. She gave me some song and dance that apparently she gives everyone about being a “single mother and having no help” so I felt sorry for her. I assumed it was a one time deal. It took forever to get me my pictures back; she sent corrupt files and links that did not work; she didn’t return texts or calls for weeks. After having numerous friends/readers of mine contact me saying “Your friend Eben took my pictures and my money and I’ve not I got my pictures” I was mortified. She gave excuses like “my car was stolen” and that’s when she would reply. She ignored clients for MONTHS! She ruined wedding proposals and wedding days. Days that you can’t recreate. She seems sincere and truthful in her post she’s hiding behind because that’s what scam artists do. OPEN YOUR EYES. Read the reviews in Virginia and the Wedding Wire. This is not some witch hunt; this is standing up for what’s right. She has ruined special moments people can never get back. Read her reviews here in NC. Do you think FOX 46 Charlotte and WCCB TV's Morgan Fogarty just made these stories up; they have school shootings to deal with and way bigger stories. There were obviously enough complaints to do a story and for the NC Department of Justice and Attorney General's Office to drive to Charlotte to hear these women’s stories. The amount of girls that used her on my recommendation that had to threaten legal action to get their photos is appalling. I know WCCB TV's Morgan Fogarty and Matt Grant FOX 46 have reached out to her numerous times and she won’t do an interview; why do you think that is? Attorney General Josh Stein is investigating her; I told my story to the news because I have nothing to hide. I’m grieving the loss of my mother, so I don’t have anymore time to give or any more of my energy to this situation. And that can be copy and pasted and screenshot and sent to Eben Patten Photography because that’s my story. It’s THE TRUTH and she knows it.
See the story WCCB did here: https://www.wccbcharlotte.com/2018/10/18/local-photographer-accused-of-turning-special-moments-into-misery/?fbclid=IwAR28pTKVtWwAFWTGGmPIMh4jYnUpJ16DLHs7Z-L2cNGbyY1CMsH6PEsNuT8
See the story Fox 46 did here: http://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/local-news/a-dozen-women-say-wedding-photographer-took-money-memories
I am looking forward to meeting with you all THIS Thursday 10/25 at Noah's Event Venue (2421 Yorkmont Road Charlotte NC) at 5pm with NC Attorney General Josh Stein. I know numerous complaints have been filed with his office. If you are a victim & haven’t filed your complaint, please do so.
Info for the event: http://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/local-news/fox-46-to-get-results-for-victims-of-charlotte-photographer
A huge THANK YOU to WCCB TV's Morgan Fogarty and to Fox 46 Charlotte's Matt Grant for keeping the community informed.
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