Stolen laptop had brides’ wedding pictures on it

Stolen laptop had brides’ wedding pictures on it

Stolen laptop had brides’ wedding pictures on it

First published in News Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A FREELANCE photographer is devastated after thieves stole her laptop which had two couples’ wedding pictures.

Dani Seabrook, 27, was putting the finishing touches to the couple’s big days when the black Compag Presario was stolen from the boot of her black Vauxhall Astra.

Miss Seabrook works as a pizza delivery driver when she is not taking pictures, so her car could have been broken in to anywhere in Pitsea and Basildon.

She has offered the distraught couples re-shoots, but is pleading with anyone with information about her laptop to contact police.

Miss Seabrook, who set up her business just a few weeks ago, said: “Both the couples are devastated. I have offered them a re-shoot, but they can never get their wedding day back.

“If anyone knows anything, I’m begging they speak up. I’m not interested in the laptop, just the work that’s on there.”

The first wedding shoot was taken at the Old Rectory in Dunton and includes pictures of the rectory.

The second shoot includes distinctive photographs of the back of the bride’s shoes which said “mum” on the back in tribute to the bride’s late mother.

The laptop was taken from the boot of Miss Seabrook’s car sometime between 6pm on Saturday, and 9pm on Monday.

It had a “Q” on the lid, a recent invoice on the home screen and contained Adobe Photoshop and Photobridge.

Miss Seabrook said: “I really just need the harddrive back.

“Even if it has been wiped, then I have a programme that can get the pictures back.

“I never usually leave my laptop in the car. I amso gutted, I just cannot believe this has happened.

“The worst thing is because I was delivering, I cannot pinpoint where I was when it was taken.”

Anyone with information about the theft should contact Essex Police on 101.

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12:35pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

When will people learn to make back up copies of photos etc stored on their laptops?
When will people learn to make back up copies of photos etc stored on their laptops? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 17

1:19pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
When will people learn to make back up copies of photos etc stored on their laptops?
Too true.
also just a note, inform(if you have not already) your insurance company that you are using your vehicle for business use, could save time and avoid any loss at a later date, happened to a mate of mine doing the same thing, the police towed his car as he didn't have correct insurance.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: When will people learn to make back up copies of photos etc stored on their laptops?[/p][/quote]Too true. also just a note, inform(if you have not already) your insurance company that you are using your vehicle for business use, could save time and avoid any loss at a later date, happened to a mate of mine doing the same thing, the police towed his car as he didn't have correct insurance. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 10

2:03pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

Bet she had a few rudies on there as well
Bet she had a few rudies on there as well Controversial1
  • Score: -9

2:06pm Mon 18 Aug 14

emcee says...

Backup, Backup, BACKUP.
When will people get it into their thick skulls.
This story really does beggar belief. Ms Seabrook is a "freelance photograper" taking pictures of other people's weddings making her massively incompetant for this loss. I hope those who have lost their wedding day photos are heavily compensated for her stupidity.
Also, who is ever going to trust this lady again to photograph such precious moments.

I know my comments are harsh but they are meant to be because every single person who uses a digital camera to capture special moments needs to understand that they really do need to backup their images, in more than one place if possible, and check those backups every so often to make sure there is no data corruption or media malfunction.
Backup, Backup, BACKUP. When will people get it into their thick skulls. This story really does beggar belief. Ms Seabrook is a "freelance photograper" taking pictures of other people's weddings making her massively incompetant for this loss. I hope those who have lost their wedding day photos are heavily compensated for her stupidity. Also, who is ever going to trust this lady again to photograph such precious moments. I know my comments are harsh but they are meant to be because every single person who uses a digital camera to capture special moments needs to understand that they really do need to backup their images, in more than one place if possible, and check those backups every so often to make sure there is no data corruption or media malfunction. emcee
  • Score: 13

3:12pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

emcee wrote:
Backup, Backup, BACKUP.
When will people get it into their thick skulls.
This story really does beggar belief. Ms Seabrook is a "freelance photograper" taking pictures of other people's weddings making her massively incompetant for this loss. I hope those who have lost their wedding day photos are heavily compensated for her stupidity.
Also, who is ever going to trust this lady again to photograph such precious moments.

I know my comments are harsh but they are meant to be because every single person who uses a digital camera to capture special moments needs to understand that they really do need to backup their images, in more than one place if possible, and check those backups every so often to make sure there is no data corruption or media malfunction.
She has only been doing it for 2 weeks we all live and learn i suppose, i recommend a high capacity and quality SD card for her camera, keep them on that card for a while as well as transferring to the lap top.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Backup, Backup, BACKUP. When will people get it into their thick skulls. This story really does beggar belief. Ms Seabrook is a "freelance photograper" taking pictures of other people's weddings making her massively incompetant for this loss. I hope those who have lost their wedding day photos are heavily compensated for her stupidity. Also, who is ever going to trust this lady again to photograph such precious moments. I know my comments are harsh but they are meant to be because every single person who uses a digital camera to capture special moments needs to understand that they really do need to backup their images, in more than one place if possible, and check those backups every so often to make sure there is no data corruption or media malfunction.[/p][/quote]She has only been doing it for 2 weeks we all live and learn i suppose, i recommend a high capacity and quality SD card for her camera, keep them on that card for a while as well as transferring to the lap top. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 3

3:48pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Russ13 says...

As a part time photographer myself, all of my photos are backed up on to 3 different harddrives, one of which is kept at my parents' house.

If it's a big/important shoot i.e. a wedding, I make a backup of the RAW files before editng AND keep them on the memory card.

I feel sorry for the photographer (and her clients) in this instance, perhaps this is a lesson learnt the hard way.

By the sounds of it though, I reckon she left her car unlocked while knocking on people's doors..... perhaps there's another lesson to learn here too.
As a part time photographer myself, all of my photos are backed up on to 3 different harddrives, one of which is kept at my parents' house. If it's a big/important shoot i.e. a wedding, I make a backup of the RAW files before editng AND keep them on the memory card. I feel sorry for the photographer (and her clients) in this instance, perhaps this is a lesson learnt the hard way. By the sounds of it though, I reckon she left her car unlocked while knocking on people's doors..... perhaps there's another lesson to learn here too. Russ13
  • Score: 6

3:51pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Phil McCrakin says...

She should stick to delivering pizza's...
She should stick to delivering pizza's... Phil McCrakin
  • Score: 8

4:37pm Mon 18 Aug 14

doginabag says...

Multiple backups should be made, both on and off site as soon as you return from a wedding and before the cards get wiped. If this isn't in place, you shouldn't be doing the job!

Sounds like yet another person who thinks that wedding photography is easy money without really knowing what is involved.

As unlikely as it is, I hope there is a happy outcome from this for the couples sake.
Multiple backups should be made, both on and off site as soon as you return from a wedding and before the cards get wiped. If this isn't in place, you shouldn't be doing the job! Sounds like yet another person who thinks that wedding photography is easy money without really knowing what is involved. As unlikely as it is, I hope there is a happy outcome from this for the couples sake. doginabag
  • Score: 2

4:39pm Mon 18 Aug 14

runwellian says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
When will people learn to make back up copies of photos etc stored on their laptops?
Too true.
also just a note, inform(if you have not already) your insurance company that you are using your vehicle for business use, could save time and avoid any loss at a later date, happened to a mate of mine doing the same thing, the police towed his car as he didn't have correct insurance.
... and of course push up the cost of car insurance!

Back up data, how many times do folk need telling?
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: When will people learn to make back up copies of photos etc stored on their laptops?[/p][/quote]Too true. also just a note, inform(if you have not already) your insurance company that you are using your vehicle for business use, could save time and avoid any loss at a later date, happened to a mate of mine doing the same thing, the police towed his car as he didn't have correct insurance.[/p][/quote]... and of course push up the cost of car insurance! Back up data, how many times do folk need telling? runwellian
  • Score: 1

6:11pm Mon 18 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Should have had them printed, not walking around with a tablet with your little wed pics to show..
Should have had them printed, not walking around with a tablet with your little wed pics to show.. sesibollox
  • Score: -6

9:29pm Mon 18 Aug 14

abd123 says...

After a few months most wedding photos don't get looked at. It is the wedding, the joining of 2 people that is or should be the important thing. Just celebrate you are married.
After a few months most wedding photos don't get looked at. It is the wedding, the joining of 2 people that is or should be the important thing. Just celebrate you are married. abd123
  • Score: 0

11:33am Tue 19 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

abd123 wrote:
After a few months most wedding photos don't get looked at. It is the wedding, the joining of 2 people that is or should be the important thing. Just celebrate you are married.
And say goodbye to loud music, beers in the fridge, a lost pair of knickers, curry nights with the lads, and a glut of light bulbs....
[quote][p][bold]abd123[/bold] wrote: After a few months most wedding photos don't get looked at. It is the wedding, the joining of 2 people that is or should be the important thing. Just celebrate you are married.[/p][/quote]And say goodbye to loud music, beers in the fridge, a lost pair of knickers, curry nights with the lads, and a glut of light bulbs.... sesibollox
  • Score: 0

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