A woman posted a series of photos to Facebook which she says were taken by a legitimate photographer, to whom she paid hundreds of dollars. The final result of the photo session is a group of oddly edited photos that make her family appear … abnormal.
The New York Post reports: When Pam Zaring booked a professional photographer to take photos of her family, she was hoping for some simple, smiling pictures of her loved ones. But when Pam received the finished product from the photographer, she found that all of her family’s faces had been bizarrely edited to look like cartoon characters.
Zaring insists that her post is legitimate, and that she has posted the retouched photos she received after paying between $200-$250.
“OK. This is NOT a joke. We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, for a family photo shoot,” Pam wrote on Facebook (see post with all photos below).
According to Zaring, the photographer’s strange editing was intentional, and she was told “the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos.”
But Zaring is taking it in stride.
“I literally have not laughed this hard in YEARS!!!!!” she wrote. “You can’t make this stuff up…..again, this is NOT a joke.”
While the post has received attention from around the world, Zaring is quick to point out that while the post is no joke, she harbors no bitter feelings. In one comment, she wrote: “This is not a joke. This is legitimately the final product I received in the mail yesterday. I passed my furious mark months ago when she wouldn’t send us anything. I was fully prepared to be scammed, money gone, and no final product! So the humor was much easier to find. Trust me, at one point my blood boiled anytime I was asked about the status of our photos!!”
In another, she wrote: “Also putting this out there!! Please continue to keep this fun and silly, and be kind. In no way is this post meant to be vicious. It was worth the money we spent for the humor we received!!!! I hope y’all have laughed as hard as we have!!!!”
Zaring jokes that, “This is the most expensive comedy I’ve ever paid for!!!!”
Some of the people following the Facebook post have offered “fixed” or comparison versions of the pictures. A few of the best are featured below, as well as the original post.