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Where is Jim Bruno?

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I hate being the bearer of bad news but I want to be an ombudsman for our industry if it helps. We have a bride whose wedding was at Grayhawk Golf Club on 4/6/08. She wrote to Phil Waring looking for this Photographer. Can anyone help us? Her letter reads as follows...

Hello!
Thanks again to all of you, Gwen, Phil, and David for making our wedding wonderful! I have trying to contact Jim Bruno at Star Studio and his phone is disconnected. I know you all have worked with him in the past so I was wondering if you had heard anything about his business? My friend used him for her wedding 3 years ago and his pictures were wonderful. I hope I am worrying for nothing. Please let me know if you have heard anything.
Thanks,
Deena

When wedding vendors are unprofessional, it makes us all look bad. Is anyone else having problems with this vendor? Does anyone know how to reach him? I have never met the man. Let me know. Thanks
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24 Response to Where is Jim Bruno?

April 29, 2008 at 10:21 AM

I didn't know this post was here... I am so touched by all who have been so willing to help me find out what happened to Jim Bruno. Although it has been two weeks and I have still not received a response from Jim, I am overwhelmed with all this support. Thank you so much.. I'll keep you updated. Deena

April 29, 2008 at 10:37 AM

If you would like to come forward about your story, please email Anne Yeager at Channel 15 who is working on the story; ayeager@ABC15.com with your contact information. She wants to talk to you and every one else having trouble with this vendor. Her phone number is 602-647-0798.

April 29, 2008 at 11:12 AM

Thank you Angie... I sent an email to Anne and will keep you updated.

May 7, 2008 at 1:50 PM

My wedding was 10-20-07 and I had my pictures take by Mark who said he was Jim Bruno partner at the time. We delt with Jim up until that day and after that day. We did get our proofs. We also decided to buy the rights and have obtained a cd of them from him a while ago thank god. He had not given us our complete package we paid for. The only photo we have received is our proofs. I sent an email with what we wanted and happened to catch him at the studio one day in February. He said they would be done in a few weeks. Last week I tried to contact him and his number was disconnected. We have sent emails asking what was going on. Our most recent email said we were going to dispute the charge if he did not get back to us. We still have not received an email back. I will contact Anne.

May 12, 2008 at 7:05 PM

Hi! My name is Kari Graniello and was married on 04/5/2008.....Jim told us the pics would be ready in about 3 weeks and I am still waiting! I can't get ahold of him and have emailed, tried faxing, and and calling!!! He will not answer and I even went to his business today and the building is for sale!!! I walked to the door and he left the number (480)228-2515 and stated this was the number to star studio....I still can't get ahold of him...I don't know what else to do...Please let me know if anyone knows anything!!! Thanks, kari

May 13, 2008 at 10:08 AM

Kari... Have you contacted Anne yet? I know she is still very interested in hearing our story. I got married the day after you and had no idea that Jim was running into trouble. I'm sorry to keep hearing that there are more brides. There are many people working on this, but unfortunately there are no updates yet... Deena kdaz01@qwest.net

May 13, 2008 at 10:46 AM

I have been communicating with Anne for the past week and I offered to start putting together a list of the people involved with Star Studios. Please email me with your contact information. kdaz01@qwest.net. so that I put it together for her. Thanks... Deena

May 13, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Thanks for your help mrs kp. There are too many brides getting BURNED!

May 13, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Thank you guys so much! My email is klstacy@gmail.com if anyone needs anything! Kari

May 27, 2008 at 3:32 PM

Jim Bruno also scammed me! I was married on 4/5/08 and Mark was our photographer. I have not recevied anything from Jim!!!! We paid him thousands of dollars and now he is now where to be found! I can't believe this has happened to so many of us. Please email me at lindsay.frack@yahoo.com. I am willing to come forward with my story.

May 27, 2008 at 10:48 PM

I emailed Anne a few weeks ago but have not heard back. shawndelia@gmail.com is my email

June 2, 2008 at 8:49 PM

GREAT NEWS! Anne had an interivew with Jim today and he wants to make good on his promises! Anne's story will air on ABC15 this Sunday, 6/8/08 at 10PM. Don't miss it! If you are still trying to get something from Jim, please contact Anne at ayeager@ABC15.com. She is following up with Jim for the next couple months to help Star Studios brides get their promised pictures! Thank you Anne! And thank you Angie for having this wonderful site to communicate! Deena

June 6, 2008 at 9:36 AM

I am so pleased for all of you! I didn't know if I could write a blog that would be useful to brides when I started.
Would each of you post as you receive satisfaction from Jim so we all know he's living up to his promises?
Thanks

June 6, 2008 at 9:47 PM

NEWS STORY DATE CHANGE! Anne's story will air MONDAY, 6/9/08 at 10PM.

June 12, 2008 at 9:53 PM

Well, I hope Jim makes good on all his promises. Anne says that she is going to follow up on him for the next couple of months. Christine, Kari amd I got our DVDs. I am going elsewhere for the prints but am very happy that I have something! Thanks to everyone who helped get us through this!

June 12, 2008 at 10:35 PM

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Tell them Angie sent you and they will treat you very well (because they know I will blog about it if they don't). Good luck all I am glad you are getting help.

July 8, 2008 at 3:45 PM

Has anyone got their pictures from Jim since Anne did the report? He promised me by July 1st i would have all my pictures and now he is not returning phone calls or emails. I don't know what to do??? I am so frustrated!!!!! Please email me and let me know what happened with all your pictures. Lindsay.frack@yahoo.com

July 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM

I did get my copyrights to the pics but have not gotten any of the prints I paid for which was a lot...I have kind of given up on the prints, which means we did lose a lot of money...At least I have my copyrights but I still feel that the problem did not resolve anything! Hopefully you will all get yours too! Kari

July 18, 2008 at 8:50 AM

I got my proofs and Jim and I agreed when I picked them up that if he gave me the Copyrights, then I would consider us even. I got my prints from another photographer, Colling Photography, and they were absolutely wonderful to work with. Good luck to all of you. I didn't want to chase Bruno after all the stress he put us through. I'm sad to hear he's not making good on his promises.

July 18, 2008 at 9:02 AM

Thanks Mrs KP for the update. Hope everybody else is also getting satisfaction. Please let us know.

July 18, 2008 at 12:23 PM

went to Jim's house yesterday to try to get my pics and of course he did not answer the door. He still is not answering his phone!!! Has anyone talked to him?? I want my pictures!!!!!I'm not giving up i paid him way too much money to just let it go.

August 23, 2008 at 12:23 PM

I also still haven't gotten my pictures. My husband got a hold of him once on the phone. When my husband talked to him Jim Bruno was so mean to mu husband. He said he had no clue who we were and just to e-mail him our info and he would figure it out and send us our pictures. Well he never did. Since then we have called and e-mailed so many times but we have nothing. This is killing me. I just want my pictures. I also want the rights to them. I don't want him owning anything that doesn't belong to him!

December 26, 2008 at 12:59 PM

Our names are Mark and Linda, We had our wedding November 2, 2007. We never received our albums, pictures or the rights to the CD. We tried to follow up with Channel 15, then Anne left the station and no one else would call us back or follow up. Our idea is to see if all of us collectively contact the District Attorney and put Jim Bruno in prison as this may be a felony. Our email to contact is omaviadirect@aol.com

February 24, 2009 at 3:50 PM

I just saw this post for the first time and had no idea that I wasn't the only one who didn't receive her photos. Has this been resolved at all? Also, if everyone has given up on Jim, has anyone taken their proofs elsewhere to make their album? If so, where?


Please include me in any further information regarding this at yasmin.kassel@asu.edu. Good luck to everyone!

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