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Camera with Raleigh wedding photos stolen

Posted December 28, 2008
Updated December 29, 2008

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— A couple married on Saturday say half of their wedding photos are gone after someone stole the camera the photographer used.

Around 4 p.m., before the reception, Michael Cross, his wife and a professional photographer went to 500 W. Hargett St. to take photos near the railroad tracks.

While there, the photographer’s bag with the camera containing the couple’s wedding photos was stolen, Cross said.

About $7,175 worth of equipment was stolen, according to the police report that the photographer filed.


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  • superman Dec 29, 2008

    Some people take flying leaps-- didnt read where the equipment was insured? Even so-- if he left it in his unlocked car-- it might be difficult for him to collect. He was asking for trouble. He would have to come up with receipts and then he may only get the depreciated value. The insurance company is not going to get you 7,000 for a camera that might be 5 to 10 years old.

  • bmullins Dec 29, 2008

    Pictures at railroad tracks? HUH? AND $7000 worth of equipment?? REALLY?!?!

    Yes, RR tracks.
    $7000 of equipment is equivalent to one professional camera body and one lens.

  • SomeRandomGuy Dec 29, 2008

    Pictures at railroad tracks? HUH? AND $7000 worth of equipment?? REALLY?!?!

  • yesimagirl Dec 29, 2008

    Wow...I'm so sorry this happened to this couple! As a professional photographer myself - you never, ever, ever, ever, ever leave your film/cards off your body. They should stay in the camera around your neck OR somewhere on your body if you have to set the camera down. There are no do-overs with weddings.

    I really hope the authorities recover the equipment with the cards in tact...


  • DLG Dec 29, 2008

    So sad. I know how it feels to lose photos of your special day.

  • LuvLivingInCary Dec 29, 2008

    it's pretty sad. shows true carelessness on the part of the paid professional.

  • bmullins Dec 29, 2008

    I feel for the couple.. the equipment is insured but you can't get the photos back (unless the stolen gear is recovered).

  • superman Dec 29, 2008

    He probably had 1,000 worth of equipment. Guess he didnt have a secure place to lock them like the trunk of his car.

  • ncguy Dec 29, 2008

    I think they stole it so they would not have pay the photographer and get to have their photos 2.

    Of course this is just an opinion- man, I should have thought of that!!

  • housemanagercary Dec 29, 2008

    That's not exactly a nice area...