I was on Twitter a while back scrolling aimlessly through my timeline when a tweet appeared from someone whom I do not follow. It was shared/liked by a friend of mine which is how it popped up.
So frustrating. The twins had their school photos taken at the end of Nov, we paid the photographer on the 3rd of Dec and she still hasn't delivered. She's taken our money and ducked. Apart from the fact that it was R300 I had to scrape around for, the memories are what I want 😢
— Genevieve Stander (@genevievedoull) January 19, 2019
We have all seen these complaints before – sadly they aren’t as rare in the photography industry as they ought to be. Whilst it is impossible to help everyone I did on this occasion feel like I should help – so I got in touch!
Hi Genevieve – I would be interested in helping by taking some pics of your kids to "recreate" the school photos you never received. DM me if you are interested.
— Graham Carruthers 🇿🇦 (@GCPHOTO) January 23, 2019
Having two kids of my own, and having been lucky enough to have had some really great school photos taken of my kids, it is probably this that motivated me to get in touch with Genevieve. Sometimes it is these photos that we look back 5/10/20 down the line on to remind ourselves of how fast our kids grew-up and missing a few years here and there, especially when they are young and changing the quickest, can be quite saddening.
We setup a mini shoot of her kids and I went through and got some cool pics of them. I have included below a couple of samples of what I was able to get in the short time I had with them. All in all I think the shoot was a huge success. Genevieve loved the images and I had a blast doing it – Glad that I could help and that everything worked out in the end.