Lynn over at Autism Army Mom is hosting a Blog Hop of all those wonderful disastrous professional school pics.
Here is Avery's submission:
Now some may say why critique if you know how hard it is at home to get a good picture? Well I'll tell you why I can critique. I used to do school photography. For a wonderful craptastic 8 months I got to travel through out the Chicago land area and make $80 a DAY. Now on days when I worked about 4 hours it was sweet. But on days where I had to drive 1.5 hours to get to a local high school at 5am to set up for 6am photos with a bunch of asshole teenagers it wasn't worth the money.
I had to do a lot of special education kids pictures during my few months taking pictures. Hard is understatement. But I tried to be patient. The aide's were helping to get the pictures as best as they could. Except for the one time I was at a school and the aide and another adult were muttering under their breath about how much of a little bitch this girl in a wheel chair was being. That pretty much was my breaking point of that craptastic job. I can not take adults calling little kids names like that. Especially those who are suppose to be helping them.
Sigh. Anyways all those days of good/bad days with taking pictures of kids came screeching back when I saw those pictures of Avery. Yes there could be some cropping that could work but it's still upsetting. It's one of those things were I think "fucking great. is this how they are all going to look?" I thought "was someone muttering names under their breath about Avery?" and "why didn't someone get some damn fucking bubbles! she loves bubbles! She would have smiled her little ass off!" I could have had a picture of Avery and a bunch of tiny bubbles hanging in my living room. Now that would have been great!