Wisconsin couple hoping for return of missing wedding photos


Wisconsin couple hoping for return of missing wedding photos — A Madison space photographer is pleading with the general public to assist her discover lacking wedding ceremony photographs.

Milwaukee newlyweds Alex and Chelsy Holat confronted heartbreaking information after the happiest day of their lives.

“My coronary heart simply sank. It’s like that pit in your abdomen the place you are feeling actually helpless,” Chelsy stated.

On Sunday, their photographer referred to as to inform them the photographs taken at their wedding ceremony Friday in Milwaukee had been gone.

“Simply immediately, I didn’t wish to imagine it, however simply immediately fascinated by all of the issues we will presumably do to attempt to get these again,” Alex stated. “Simply because they imply a lot to us. And we all know we have now so many recollections there that we wish to share eternally.”

Erika Diaz stated her bag of digital camera gear is lacking, after she dropped off a rental automobile she used the day of the marriage on the Enterprise location on Odana Highway.

The marriage venue shared surveillance photographs with Diaz, exhibiting she and her assistant left Milwaukee with the bag, so she thinks she left the gear within the trunk of the rental automobile. She went again to the rental firm they usually didn’t have it.

“No one’s seen something. And the bag simply disappeared. It’s nowhere to be discovered at this level,” Diaz stated.

A Madison police spokesperson says they visited the rental firm to analyze. The supervisor advised officers their employee discovered nothing within the rental automobile. There aren’t any cameras on-site, so police say they don’t have anyplace to go along with the case.

Our Madison affiliate WKOW 27 Information reached out to Enterprise for touch upon the lacking gear. The administration is investigating what might need occurred and is seeking to see if any neighboring companies have surveillance photographs which will have proven the automobile within the car parking zone, in line with an Enterprise spokesperson.

It’s devastating information for Diaz too, who misplaced not solely her work and her shoppers’ recollections but in addition skilled digital camera gear value $15,000.

“It’s my livelihood. That is what I do. It’s not a passion. That is what I’ve labored for therefore exhausting,” she stated. “I’m going to have to determine what to do. I’ve a marriage subsequent weekend, most likely going to must hire as a result of I’m going to indicate up for my shoppers. That’s what I do.”

Diaz is now centered on getting the photographs again for her prospects. She’s working now to edit some photographs her assistant captured in the course of the wedding ceremony.

In the meantime, the Holats have arrange a P.O. field, hoping for the nameless return of their recollections.

“We simply hope that any individual that is aware of one thing heard about it and has somewhat little bit of compassion to know that we will’t relive this present day,” Chelsy stated.

They’re asking for the digital camera reminiscence playing cards to be mailed to them. They are saying they’re already placing their vows to the check, staying constructive by way of their first adversity as a married couple.

“It’s difficult, however I believe this can be a signal of an excellent marriage to return as a result of I believe we’re each coping with it properly and it’s powerful, however doing every part we will to ensure every part seems all proper,” stated Alex.

Diaz has shared serial numbers for her digital camera gear with police, so if anybody tries promoting the cameras or lenses, they’ll be flagged. She’s additionally repeatedly checking web sites and apps for any indicators of her gear.

The couple is hoping for the protected return of eight reminiscence playing cards stuffed with their wedding ceremony photographs. There have been six inside a small case and a reminiscence card in every of the 2 cameras inside.

The playing cards may be mailed to this deal with:
P.O. Field 044105
Racine, WI 53404