Today I had a customer come in who looked like she was in the worst mood. (Which is obviously not good for taking portraits of) and I was instantly dreading taking her photos because grumpy people are the worst and why would you even bother to come get your pictures if you are gonna act like that.
But I started making small talk while setting up, held a mirror so she could reapply lipstick, and adjusted her regalia because that’s my job and I wasn’t going to make her day worse by not being accommodating.
And as I was getting ready to take a photo a trying to get her to smile she told me her dad had just passed away today and that smiling probably wasn’t going to happen. I was so stunned, had no clue what to say or do or how to react. I said something along the line of “oh, I’m so sorry, I understand, just do what you can”
From there the whole shoot actually got better, I spoke to her, even joked a little bit and got some really nice photos of her actually smiling.
Afterwards she thanked me and said she was really dreading getting photos taken but was no longer going to be attending her graduation and this was her only chance to get photos, and that I actually made it pleasant.
This is why I try to treat everyone with the same respect and kindness no matter their attitude. Because they could be having the worst day of their life and I wouldn’t have a clue
if pluto isn’t really a planet how do you explain this
if we are talking in person and i accidentally spit dont even call me out i saw it and im dead inside
I just want to lie in bed and not participate in life
[…] he gave up being king of where the wild things are. But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go, we’ll eat you - we love you so!” And Max said, “No!”. The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws, but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day.