Some families love to get professional photos of their unit looking all happy and playful. They'll be dotted around the family home and you're forced to have a daily reminder about the time you spent 12 hours smiling and posing awkwardly.

You know that cute shot of everyone laughing candidly? Yeah that took 37 takes and everyone left with sore cheeks.

But at least most families walk away with some nice shots that will last a lifetime - which is a hell of a lot better than what Pam Dave Zaring got after paying a professional photographer to get some shots of her bunch.

They're equally hilarious and terrifying.

Have their faces literally been drawn on using Microsoft Paint?

Actually, that would arguably be a lot harder than a simple touch-up on a photo editing software. It's hard to work out who they look like more: Lego people, a family of Leatherfaces or the next episode of Black Mirror.


Pam shared the ridiculous photos on Facebook and it's fair to say they're gone viral, with more than 600,000 people liking, sharing and commenting on the post.

Many couldn't believe their eyes at the final product, with Nikki Blevens writing: "I can't believe someone would put their name on these and hand them to a paying client!"

While Jenn Crutchfield said: "I feel terrible for laughing but this is epic. I am not a photographer and I could do a better job with my iPhone."

The mum wrote: "Ok. This is NOT a joke. We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, $2-250 for a family photo shoot.

"[The photographer] said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos."

When someone on Facebook asked what Pam did when she got the photos back, she said: "I️ called her and asked her if we looked like cartoons on her end like we were seeing! Her response was 'Yes, but the shadows were hard to work with'."

How could shadows cause that much damage?

What's worse is that it took eight months to get the photos, and Pam had already ordered photobooks to scatter around her office.

It's unclear whether Pam got her $250 back - but you'd surely think that it should be Pam who should be getting paid for that job.

Sources: Facebook

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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