$5,000 reward offered after photographer has box containing wedding film stolen

Chad Keffer is sick to his stomach.

He spent the weekend photographing a beautiful destination wedding in New York.

The event was a luxurious and over the top affair, like many of the weddings he's photographed professionally over the past 10 years.

"We just came back and it was a whole weekend, so almost every photograph we took was on analog film," he said. 

Keffer prefers to shoot on film and had packaged the more than 100 rolls he shot from the wedding in a brown cardboard Amazon Prime box he was going to ship to a Los Angeles lab for processing.

But he had to stop at Photopia Studios in the Little River area of Miami for a meeting first.

That's when the unimaginable happened.

It was about 9:15 a.m. when Keffer parked his vehicle on the corner of Northeast 62nd Street and Northeast Fourth Avenue.

He went inside the studio to do some work, and when he came back around lunchtime, he noticed his car had been broken into and that box with all the film was gone. 

"My instinct was just to check the entire area," Keffer said. "So I ran, I don't even know how many miles, around this entire area."

He  frantically went door-to-door, asking neighbors if they had seen anything, but there were no witnesses.

Keffer called the police, reported the crime and canvassed the neighborhood with fliers hoping to get the box of film back.

To anyone else the film is worth nothing, but for Keffer and the happy couple who just got married, that box is priceless.

Keffer is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who helps him recover that film. 

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