Photograph joy for mum and Alesha

WHEN Joy Thorpe, of Victoria Road, gave birth to her first child, Alesha, she wanted to capture every moment of her daughter's life. In a bid to remember every last precious moment, Joy, 33, signed up to The Picture House, in Exeter Road, paying �25 for the Cherub's Club.

WHEN Joy Thorpe, of Victoria Road, gave birth to her first child, Alesha, she wanted to capture every moment of her daughter's life.In a bid to remember every last precious moment, Joy, 33, signed up to The Picture House, in Exeter Road, paying �25 for the Cherub's Club.In return for her cash, she would be given a portfolio of pictures charting her baby's life from the age of two months until the tot's first birthday.But when full-time student and photographer owner Neil Montgomery, of Jackson Meadow, Lympstone, declared the business had failed, Joy feared she would never see the pictures of her daughter again.This week Joy praised the Lympstone photographer for posting a disc of the all 40 of the images taken of baby Alesha to her home.Joy said she appreciated the photographer's thoughtfulness at what she believed must be a difficult time for the businessman.The mum-of-one said: "I appreciate he didn't have to do that. It was so kind."I was gutted because I thought I had lost the pictures. I didn't think I would see them again. "Then I had a CD in the post with a letter attached. I was so relieved."The letter said the business had gone bankrupt and how he was sorry he wasn't able to take the last lot of photographs."I was supposed to get a portfolio of a few pictures. I have got so much more for my money. I am pretty chuffed.

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