Heavy-handed photo retouching has come under scrutiny in recent years. But you’ve never seen a botched Photoshop job like this before.
Pam and Dave Zaring shared a series of photos to their Facebook page on Friday of a family photoshoot they had taken last year.
“We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, $250 for a family photo shoot. Please see these FOR REAL photos she delivered to us,” they wrote, along with six incredibly terrifying photographs featuring some serious digital alterations.
According to the post, this is most definitely NOT a joke, and the family totally paid the photographer for these photos. Apparently, the photographer said the shadows were bad, and she was never taught how to retouch photos.
“She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos,” the salty post reads.
At least everyone had a good attitude about the whole thing: “I literally have not laughed this hard in YEARS,” they wrote.
Honestly, $250 well spent.
We’ve reached out to Pam and Dave, and we’ll update this story with additional comments and information if we hear back.
IMagery by Lesa Hall, which each photo is watermarked, is a registered business in Missouri, where the Zarings live, according to Facebook.