It’s a photographer’s worst nightmare: losing a memory card with photos before they’ve been backed up. That’s what’s happened to Gail Orvold, who discovered two CompactFlash cards missing from a wedding she shot last weekend. Since then, she’s been to all of the locations she stopped in on her way twice, but has returned to Grande Prairie empty handed.
“I’m very thankful that I did have a second shooter because I’m human and I’ve made a human error. I want to be able to find the CompactFlash drive so I can give them their photos but I’m just thankful that I’m able to still give them a well-rounded amount of photos.”
In total, the second shooter has 1,700 shots from the day, and most of what is missing is family photos.
“Photos from the beginning to the end of the day, the detailed shots, the first dance, the cake cutting, the first kiss,” says Orvold. “All of those things are still very much viewable and I’m just thankful that I do have those pictures to give to the couple.”
Anyone Sherwood Park, Fort Assiniboine, Whitecourt and GP is asked to keep their eyes open for a clear, D-shaped case with two blue, red and yellow cards inside. They can be turned in to any police detachment, post office, or municipal hall, or Orvold can be contacted through Facebook.