I have an iPhone 7 which I use both for work and personally. I recently went on a trip with my family and primarily used this phone to take pictures of our trip. Several days later, one of my children managed to find my phone and force a factory reset (the phone was locked, so I'm guessing it was through pushing a combination of buttons on the phone). This meant all of the photos were erased.
I've tried a couple methods to try and get the photos back. First, I checked the iCloud backup which should have been backing up my photos. Unfortunately, for some reason the photos from this trip had not backed up yet (although fortunately previous trips were backed up successfully). Second, I've tried two software tools, one of which was iMyFone (can't recall the other one at the moment). Both found pictures that I had previously deleted, but neither of them found the pictures from this trip which were deleted through the factory reset.
I'm still in denial that they're forever gone and am hoping there may have been something I've overlooked. Any help in recovering these photos would be greatly appreciated.