When was the last time you had family photos professionally taken? I can remember sitting down with my grandparents and cousins about 20 years ago for a staged photo shoot and that's about it. There's pictures of us, of course. But we never paid a professional to come and do portraits.
That's why when you shell out the money for a photographer to take staged photos for you, it's reasonable to expect the shots will be professional quality.
The Zarings learned the hardway that this isn't always the case.
Pam and Dave Zaring, a couple from St. Louis, were contacted by Lesa Hall who marketed herself as an experienced, professional photographer. Hall was offering her services at a relatively low price, so the Zarings decided to give it a shot.
The family paid $250 for the portraits taken in Forest Park, and eight months later they received the final product. But when the Zarings opened the images, they went into hysterics.