A mother from London was left infuriated when staff at an Asda supermarket refused to hand over her baby photos because they looked “too professional,” the family claim.
Nurse Lauren Breed, 28, took the photographs of her newborn daughter to be developed following a photoshoot with professional photographer and family friend Katrina Matthews.
However, when Mrs Breed attempted to collect the images from the supermarket’s printshop, they insisted that they wouldn’t be able to give them to her unless she could prove she owned the copyright for them.
Her husband Matthew Breed, 26, told the Evening Standard: “We had a photoshoot with a friend who is a professional photographer.
“My wife insisted [the photographs] were hers – they’re of our daughter.
“But they said ‘we believe there’s copyright on them’.
“They look too professional for you to have done them.”
“Later she went into Boots and got them printed just fine,” the new dad adds.
In response to the incident, an Asda spokeswoman said: “Due to copyright issues anything other than a normal amateur photograph is assessed by a colleague in store.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but will of course process any photographs where a customer can provide proof of copyright.”