Asda digital Photo printing
Asda staff refused to hand over a father's photographs of his new born daughter because they were too good, it is claimed.
Nurse Lauren Breed, 28, organised a photoshoot with newborn Madison and her husband Matthew to celebrate becoming parents for the first time.
The snaps were taken by professional photographer and family friend Katrina Matthews, who then sold them to the family.
But when Mrs Breed took the digital images to an Asda on St Albans Road, Watford, to get them printed, staff at the supermarket's printshop refused to hand them over because she couldn't prove she owned the copyright for them.
New family: Father Matthew Breed holds Madison with his wife Lauren in one of the photos Asda refused to release (Picture: Katrina Matthews)
Mr Breed said: "We had a photoshoot with a friend who is a professional photographer.
"And we were given a memory stick with all the photos on it and wanted to get them printed.
"So my wife went to Asda to print them off.
"She handed it over, and went for a coffee with our four-week old daughter .
Four-week-old Madison (Picture: Katrina Matthews)
"When she came back the photos were printed but they wouldn't give them to her.
"My wife insisted they 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."
The 26-year-old new dad from Hemel Hempstead added: "Later she went into Boots and got them printed just fine.
The pictures were eventually printed out without question at another printshop (Picture: Katrina Matthews)
"My wife was annoyed. She had waited about an hour and 20 minutes, during which time she couldn't feed the baby."
An Asda spokeswoman said: “Due to copyright issues anything other than a normal amateur photograph is assessed by a colleague in store.