New bride is desperate to recover stolen wedding photos

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – A local bride is heartbroken after someone stole her wedding photographer’s laptop with nearly all of the photos from the special day on it.

Now she’s hoping someone spots the equipment – or has it – and calls the police to return the footage.

It was May 15 when Blakley Swanson Clement got married at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. A professional photographer has captured so many precious moments, including when her dad first saw her in her wedding dress.

“It was wonderful. It was everything we hoped and dreamed of,” Swanson Clement described.

The day flew by, but she knew she would have photos to relive those fleeting moments and pass on to future generations.

“Think about starting a family, that we can show our kids our wedding photos one day,” Swanson Clement said.

Now all she has are some snaps taken by family and friends of the bride and groom

Her photographer told her that some of the professional photos had been saved in the cloud, but nothing with the whole family at the church or on Nelson Lawn where they gathered after the ceremony for the portraits.

“Knowing that they are gone is really heartbreaking,” she said. “It’s just hard to understand that I don’t have pictures of me and Devin, and my parents or his parents, my siblings, his siblings and things like that.”

That’s because her hired photographer stopped by Loose Park the day after her wedding to take her own photos. She kept her MacBook in her car while filming. When she got to her car, it had been broken into. The laptop and the four cameras were gone. The photographer gave Swanson Clement the devastating news this week.

The photographer filed a complaint with the police. Swanson Clement hopes it’s not too late to find the footage.

“Anyone who has these items in their possession, you know, find the courage in your heart to come forward anonymously and return them if possible. Just because it would mean the world to us,” she pleaded.

If you have information to help Swanson Clement and her husband, call the KCPD Metropolitan Division Property Crime Division at 816-581-0679.

Below is a list of stolen items with their serial numbers:

AppleMacBook Pro

APPLE MBP/I7/6C/32GB/1TB SSD/555X/SG/15.4

SERIAL NUMBER SC02Z92U5LVDQ

CANON 24-70MM F/2.8L EF II (USM) LENS

SERIAL NUMBER 915175B00292AA215865005708

CANON 100MM F/2.8 MACRO L IS LENS

SERIAL NUMBER 913554B00292AA217112889

CANON 50MM F/1.2L EF (USM) LENS

SERIAL NUMBER 911257B00292AA2106495795

CANON 70-200MM F/2.8L IS EF II USM LENS SERIAL NUMBER:

SERIAL NUMBER 912751B00292AA213400000954

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