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Wedding photographer's 'mistake' cost him $20K

Brady Oshiro Brady Oshiro
Parking lot along Kalanianaole Hwy. where Oshiro's car was broken into. Parking lot along Kalanianaole Hwy. where Oshiro's car was broken into.
Brady Oshiro's camera gear that got stolen. Brady Oshiro's camera gear that got stolen.
Brady Oshiro's camera gear that got stolen. Brady Oshiro's camera gear that got stolen.
Oshiro's camera bag that was stolen from his car. Oshiro's camera bag that was stolen from his car.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

As a professional wedding photographer, Brady Oshiro is all about capturing moments.

Unfortunately, no one was around to capture the moment someone smashed the driver’s window of his car Saturday and took all his equipment.

"When I looked in, all my belongings and two bags were stolen. That day, I literally had all my equipment I use for doing video and photography," he said.

Oshiro was with a couple at Alan Davis beach in East Oahu from around 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

He parked just off Kalanianaole Highway -- like he's done so many times -- but made the big mistake of leaving his gear in the car.

"You hear all the stories about, Don't leave your valuables and all that stuff. I did. I pretty much wasn't thinking. Forgot my iphone in there too. It was my mistake," he said.

 That mistake cost him $20,000 -- the price of his gear.

Insurance will only cover $15,000, leaving him to make up the difference.

Still, the married father of three has managed to keep a positive outlook on the situation.

"I don't blame anybody. Could have been worse. I can always replace my valuables. And thank God I didn't have any weddings that were on the card, so no one's memories got lost," he said.

Additionally, Brady won't lose future business because of a fortuitous gap in his scheduling.

He wants his equipment back, no questions asked -- but is also asking for others to use his moment of carelessness as an example.

"Have an alarm, or do what you need to do," he said. "If you see something suspicious throw your stuff in the trunk or whatever, but learn from my mistakes."

A GoFundMe account has been set up for Brady. Click here to donate.

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