I need help!!
I recently hired a former coworker to take photos of my babies. She has photographed my husband and I before and we had some problems with her professionalism, but we let it slide because I knew her from work (she was nearly an hour late every time we met for a photo session or related meeting, brought her kid whom I then pretty much had to babysit because she wasn't paying attention to her, etc.).
So this time, she shows up an hour and a half late to our photo session (which she's known about for months) and brings her toddler with her without asking my permission. Let me point out here that once again, she knew she was coming here, so it's not my fault that she "forgot to ask her parents to watch him". If someone that I am paying for a service wants to bring their kid to my home, I'm sorry, but they need to ask me first. To which I'd have said no, we can reschedule, and why? Because my babies were TWO WEEKS OLD. I don't want some dirty ass rugrat coming in and getting them sick.
Guess what happened? The little shit SNEEZED IN MY NEWBORN SON'S FACE, before/after and while touching him all over with his nasty, dirty hands. My baby got sick, passed it to his twin brother, and then to me and my husband. This is in addition to running rampant through our apartment and getting into all our shit, pulling our cats' tails, etc. I was FUCKING PISSED.
So now the "photographer" (though I must say I reserve that term for professionals) is ignoring my attempts at contacting her after I told her I was not happy with the photo quality or the situation overall. She is pissed at me for voicing my displeasure with her epic fail. My question is, who, ultimately, do these photos of MY babies belong to? We never signed any agreements or anything, and I am already not okay with her posting my babies' half-naked pictures all over the internet, but she SURE AS SHIT better not if she's not going to at least sell them to me as we agreed already. Can I demand that she remove them and never publish them if we haven't signed any agreements? They are MY children. Her photographing them, frankly, was a privilege because I could and SHOULD have taken my business to a real professional.
Basically I'm just sick of her shit. If she deprives me of the ONLY PHOTOS of my babies that were taken "professionally" at that age (because I'm sorry but we can't go back to that time to get photos captured), I will turn into megabitch momzilla and rip her hair out. If you can't take criticism from paying customers for your fuckups, DON'T TRY TO START A BUSINESS!
on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:44 PM