Alright, so I messed up and need help/advice from any of the more advanced Apple users that have come into this problem. I took my MacBook Pro in for service to the apple store and they replaced the SSD (under recall). I did my own backup the night before BUT, I forgot to create a mirror of my Photos library. So once they replaced and wiped the SSD, I was left with a brand new Photos (empty) application. I never used iCloud Photos for backup and always had it disabled on my Laptop, Phone, iPad, etc. Any photo library sync was done tethered and the photos library was stored locally on my MacBook. Last night, I panicked and noticed that my photo library was still on my iPhone (that was backed up from the MacBook before the wipe) and I mistakenly decided to enable the iCloud Photo sync, and it basically removed all the photos I had on my phone and sync'd with my MacBook - which is now blank. Alright, my mistake. The only other place that has my full photos library in tact is my iPad Pro 11, which I have not tether backed up yet OR toggled the Photos iCloud sync. My fear is that once I plug it in, or turn on that iCloud sync it's going to erase 10+ years of photos. What are my options to safely get those photos from the iPad back onto my Mac?