(Closed) Mini rant: So, I think I know the worlds most inappropriate “fauxtographer”…

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That is terrible!  I wonder if her daughter’s friend’s parents know about these….

Post # 4
7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@UpstateCait:  That does seem super awkward and fairly creepy.  Just be thankful you’re not one of her close friends who has more of an obligation to say something!

Ps – I felt like I could actully hear your voice when you wrote, “she somehow got it into her head that she was… talented” and it made me smile, haha.

Post # 5
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Could you tell her “Honestly, if you want to get into photography that’s great, but from an outsider’s perspective the context of these photographs is pretty inappropriate.”

If she’s a friend, let her know!

Post # 7
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@UpstateCait:  I can see not wanting to make it awkward with a co-worker. I think the lack of bookings will speak for themselves haha.

Post # 9
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Awkward and gross .. I would stick to the plan and feel her out before you say something

Post # 10
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

eeewwww.  that is gross. 

and I hate people that just start up photography businesses.  then we read about how brides were pissed that their pics sucked on the hive! 

Post # 11
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

A girl I went to school with did something similar, exept with babies.  She was an art major, and really into edgy and in-your-face art, up until graduation and she couldn’t find anyone to hire her. She did a 180 and started a photography “business” page on Facebook, and it’s all cutesy Anne Geddes style babies in weird positions wearing weird things.  One of the pictures has a naked baby sprawled out with a fake sunflower barely covering its baby bits.

Obviously it’s meant to be cutesy and innocent, but the pictures are all just strange and terrible.  Some of them have piknik style cheesy quotes too.

Post # 12
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@GoldfishPie:  ” the pictures are all just strange and terrible”

This gave me the lulz.

Post # 13
2232 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That is so awkward. I have a friend of a friend who is also a fauxtographer (and sadly some people have hired him for their weddings!!) but luckily he doesn’t take any weird photos like that. They’re just bad. 

What about flagging the photos on facebook as inappropriate? That way they would get removed and maybe she would get the message to at least not take those types of photos.. even if her photography sucks in general.

Post # 14
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

that does sound totally creepy.  i feel like maybe you could make a comment to her on how you would be uncomfortable to post pics of your daughter wearing barely anything for the world to see!  and just not comment on the quality if you don’t want to be mean. some people just to be told and then they get it.

Post # 15
2261 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That is strange and creepy. I’d try to keep mum and let the ratings and bookings tell her this is not her calling. As a mom, I’d probably also mention that most families are looking for someone to give them a more ‘wholesome’ image of their kids… you know, something to send to grandma…. I think you can say something nice next time she asks without making her mad. :/ 

Post # 16
4371 posts
Honey bee

Can you maybe say, “you know, I’m not very well versed in photography. It all looks pretty good to me, so I’m not really the person to ask,” and then hope she stops asking you about them?c

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