Do NOT use Amy Hoga Photography

Dear Brides

I've had such a horrible experience with my wedding photographer, and just wanted to warn you to not book her (even though she's now living in St. Louis), or if you have booked her don't pay her up front or with any kind of check. She'll steal your money and ditch you. 

Here's my experience with her
Amy was absolutely horrible to work with. I wish I had the space to write down all that she did wrong, but I'll just focus in on the main thing. SHE STOOD ME UP ON THE DAY OF MY WEDDING, & had the nerve to not refund me the money. I was too nice to pay her the full amount 3 weeks before the wedding because she told me she needed travel money to make it for the wedding (which was not what we first agreed upon, but I thought I shouldn't make a big deal and help her out). I hired her for two 4 hour days (weds,thurs before the wedding) & 1 full day (Saturday) of wedding coverage. She showed up 2 hours late to our first half day (due to her driving down the day of the event! That's bad planning on her part.), and she pretty much ignored my calls when I was trying to figure out where she was. She left less than two hours into the event due to not feeling well. I gave her some bottles of water and food and let her go home, b/c that's what a decent person does. I asked her if she would be able to cover the rest of the wedding and she looked flabbergasted that I would even ask such a question and rudely said "yes, of course. I'm committed" & walked away. The next day I get a TEXT from her saying "I have the flu...". After repeated failed attempts to contact her on where to go from there I started looking around for a last minute photographer. She finally sends me another text a couple hours later saying that she has no interest in talking to me further & that I'm rude & unkind. I replied "that's fine, but please issue me a refund" she never responded again. Now I'm filing a dispute and getting ready to take her to court for her actions. I can't believe how unprofessional, disorganized, & rude she is. It's horrible that she tried to ruin my wedding day, but I'm glad I had a positive support system to help me get through it. PLEASE LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE AND STAY FAR AWAY. 

Amy if you're reading this, shame on you for trying to ruin a brides most memorable day in her life and for trying to steal our money.

Here's a link for other bad reviews on her.......

Sorry this was long, but just wanted to make sure no one goes through what a few of us have already been through with her. 

Re: Do NOT use Amy Hoga Photography

  • acausey6879acausey6879 member
    edited December 2011
    OMG.  This is horrible!!!!!!!!!!  I am ao sorry you had this experience.   I have never heard of her, but I can't imagine!  Yikes!
  • edited December 2011
    Thank you for the warning!!! I also have not so good reviews about my photographer. I will post time later though.
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  • edited December 2011
    I'm waiting on a photo book from her. Unfortunately it's not worth enough to go to small claims court over. But I will write a bad review for her where ever she goes. She also called me rude and ungrateful after me being frustrated (not rude or angry) about her not delivering our pictures when promised. She was litterally screaming at me on the phone because I rearranged my schedule to meet with her and it didn't work for her. She's in Ann Arbor, MI now. She is NOT a nice person and is very unprofessional.
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