Last week, maternity photos of “Teen Mom 2” star Kailyn Lowry surfaced online. Initially, Radar Online posted the two photos which showed Kailyn in minimal clothing, but lovingly showing off her baby bump. The photographer who took the maternity photos was Kate Hedrick of Pennsylvania and she does beautiful work. She has worked with the “Teen Mom 2” star on previous occasions including for her Beauty Is Sizeless campaign.
Since the maternity photos showed up online, some have accused Kate Hedrick or someone from her company of leaking the photos of the “Teen Mom 2” star. However, that is not the case and on August 18, Kate Hedrick released an exclusive statement to Examiner regarding the situation and hoping to clear up the confusion:
"To those stating I took the photos of Kailyn Lowry at Radar Online: After pulling the metadata of the posted photos, it has been observed that the images were taken with a cellphone. I have invested a lot of money and education into professional camera equipment and brand development, and the images submitted to Radar Online do not follow my brand or quality of work. I take magazine and article submissions very serious and always submit my best work. Further, my hand and part of my reflector can be seen in the right hand corner in one of the photographs at Radar Online.
There have been articles written that Kailyn and Javi were 'targeted', and the photos published at Radar Online were leaked by someone on set with my studio. This is far from true. The images were not 'sold' or 'leaked' by anyone on set with Kate Hedrick Photography.
Kailyn came to my studio for a maternity session to celebrate a beautiful chapter within her and Javi's relationship. I have respect for Kailyn, Javi, and all of my clients, and I would never allow premature or unauthorized release of images-especially if the client is possibly uncomfortable with the nature of the content. Along with respect, every session has the proper contract(s) set into place to protect both myself and the client(s)."
Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin obviously trust Kate Hedrick as their photographer and it is a shame that people started pointing fingers at her for the photos that were released. It is obvious that Kate did not snap the photos that showed up online and neither did anyone who is associated with her company.
For what it is worth, Kailyn Lowry has taken the criticism from the photos that were placed online in stride. Even though the photos posted were not yet finished to portray the quality of work that Kate Hedrick Photography provides, it is obvious that, when they are finished, they are going to be gorgeous.
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