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Family Can’t Believe Their Eyes After Their Professional Photographer Shows Them Their Photos
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Funny, Photography4 years ago

Family Can’t Believe Their Eyes After Their Professional Photographer Shows Them Their Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words but a hilariously terrible family photoshoot earned them over 377K shares and 363K likes on Facebook. Everything started when the Zarings were contacted by a middle-aged woman, marketing herself as an experienced professional photographer. She took them to the popular Forest Park in St. Louis where they paid her $250 to snap beautiful pictures. After 8 months of post-production, the Zarings received a package containing a disc. After they opened the images, the family almost died of laughter.

The creepy cartoon faces staring back at Pam were lacking any human features, with eyes and teeth that looked like they were done in Paint. “She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos,” Pam Dave Zaring wrote. Pam said she has asked for the original pictures, but she doesn’t want a refund. On the contrary, she’s found humor in the whole ordeal. According to her, the photoshoot “has been worth every dime” for all the giggles it produced.

Scroll down to check out a photoshoot the family will never forget and let us know in the comments if you’d pay $250 for it!

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The Zarings went to Forest Park in St. Louis where they paid a ‘professional’ photographer $250 to snap beautiful pictures

Image credits: Pam Dave Zaring

After 8 months of post-production, however, she mailed them something that took the family completely by surprise

Image credits: Lesa Hall

Image credits: Lesa Hall

Image credits: Lesa Hall

Image credits: Lesa Hall

Image credits: Lesa Hall

Image credits: Lesa Hall

But the family don’t want a refund. On the contrary, they’ve found humor in the whole ordeal

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Kate Micheals
Community Member
4 years ago

Delivering images like these to a client is ridiculous. However, as a REAL professional photographer, I wanted to address the gentleman 's comment about there being no shadows on a bright sunny day. Bright sunny days = shadows. Ideal weather for outdoor photography is always overcast = even, uniform lighting and no shadows. A professional outdoor photographer would have known that.

Cathy
Community Member
4 years ago

I totally agree: sunny=shadows.. If you have to do it that day you could use a flash it you know how to.. or otherwise do what everyone tells you not to do: photograph against the sun...

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Mary Olmstead
Community Member
4 years ago

Super funny if it were free with an apology, but at $250.00 and a day of posing I wouldn't have been laughing.

RachelLynch
Community Member
4 years ago

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I resigned my office-job and now I am getting paid £64 hourly. How? I work over internet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was forced to try something different, two years after...I can say my life is changed-completely for the better! This is what i do... http://cutt.us/0VlX0

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
4 years ago

https://www.facebook.com/imagerybylesahal/ I think that family knew exactly, what they ordered. This "photo agency" is running projects like that. Not to mention I feel like it is all set up. The profile has updates running from 13th of January. So it's either really new, or created solely for this purpose. Idk I just smell fake here.

Alex
Community Member
4 years ago

The Facebook page is definitely a fake. It was set up after the story broke, presumably as a joke.

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Kate Micheals
Community Member
4 years ago

Delivering images like these to a client is ridiculous. However, as a REAL professional photographer, I wanted to address the gentleman 's comment about there being no shadows on a bright sunny day. Bright sunny days = shadows. Ideal weather for outdoor photography is always overcast = even, uniform lighting and no shadows. A professional outdoor photographer would have known that.

Cathy
Community Member
4 years ago

I totally agree: sunny=shadows.. If you have to do it that day you could use a flash it you know how to.. or otherwise do what everyone tells you not to do: photograph against the sun...

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Mary Olmstead
Community Member
4 years ago

Super funny if it were free with an apology, but at $250.00 and a day of posing I wouldn't have been laughing.

RachelLynch
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

I resigned my office-job and now I am getting paid £64 hourly. How? I work over internet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was forced to try something different, two years after...I can say my life is changed-completely for the better! This is what i do... http://cutt.us/0VlX0

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
4 years ago

https://www.facebook.com/imagerybylesahal/ I think that family knew exactly, what they ordered. This "photo agency" is running projects like that. Not to mention I feel like it is all set up. The profile has updates running from 13th of January. So it's either really new, or created solely for this purpose. Idk I just smell fake here.

Alex
Community Member
4 years ago

The Facebook page is definitely a fake. It was set up after the story broke, presumably as a joke.

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