adidas superstar gold Hilariously botched family photos are no joke
A Missouri family’s portraits could be one of the worst Photoshop fails of all time.
Photos of the Zarings were edited so poorly, the picture perfect family looks like a group of scary cartoon characters. In the shots, Pam and Dave, sons Connor, 8, and Cade, 12, and Dave’s mom Sharon Pentland, appear with laughably scrubbed faces.
The family posed for the pictures back in May of 2017 and just received these photos earlier this month. They’re the only photos they have of their blended family, said Pam, who married Dave three and a half years ago.
After the photo shoot, photographer Lesa Hall told Pam shadows caused problems with the images and offered a reshoot. The Zaring family “respectfully declined,
” and simply asked to see the images. After months of back and forth with the photographer, Pam and her husband came to the conclusion they probably wouldn’t receive any images.
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Oh, but they were wrong.
Earlier this month, Pam received a disc with the 12 heavily edited images of seven poses from the shoot and “fell over laughing.” She shared them in a now viral Facebook post last Friday, saying “you can’t make this stuff up.” On Thursday, Pam said she received another package from the photographer with printed photos and more new heavily edited images.
Pam talked to the photographer after receiving the photos, who said her professor never taught her how to edit photos. She said she used a smoothing tool, but didn’t specify what editing program she used. The family never received a refund and hasn’t been in touch with the photographer since the photos went viral.
Websites associated with IMagery by Lesa Hall could not be found as of Friday. A LinkedIn profile for a Lesa Hall suggests the photography company has been operating for more than five years. USA TODAY was not able to reach Hall for comment.
Pam said posting the photos had “nothing to do with her” and were just for laughs.
“This has been fun for our family,” Pam told USA TODAY. “Before this went viral, we planned on hanging these. We have loved them from the start. We gotten so much laughter out of them.”
Pam also said they’ve received an overwhelming amount of messages from people going through hard times, including breast cancer and the loss of a dog,
who said these photos made them laugh “that’s been the most humbling part.”