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Old 08-22-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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So earlier in the week, I had my cousin who is a budding photographer take some maternity pictures of me. They turned out BEAUTIFUL (check out my avatar!!!) and I love them. The same day, I happened to check the photography Facebook page of an old friend who is planning on selling a maternity dress for photo shoots and saw that she desperately needed a pregnant model this week so she could get some marketing photos out. Well, being in the photo mood, I said I would do it for her since it was down to 2 days before her deadline and no one else had volunteered. But now I'm feeling guilty, like I betrayed my cousin. It's not that I am in any way unhappy with the photos she took, I was simply trying to help out a friend. What could/should I say to my cousin so that she knows it was not because I didn't like the pictures she took?

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Why not just say exactly what you said above?
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BTW, I LOVE your picture!
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Why not just say exactly what you said above?
I hope she believes me! And I'm not quite sure how to bring it up. "Those pictures you're seeing of me on Facebook are in no way because I'm unhappy with the pictures you took"? I'm not sure how to breech the topic.
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I would just say, "If you notice some pictures of me on Facebook that you didn't take I helped a friend out with some marketing photos. I just don't want you to think I don't like the pictures you took because I love them!" or something like that. I'm sure she will understand. You are pregnant, you want as many great pics as you can get!!
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Do you guys talk often? I would mention it casually, like "I get to have my pictures taken again because so and so needed a pregnant model, it was fun!"

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i would just tell her what you posted in your OP. I am sure she would understand.

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Agreed - I'd just tell her exactly what you told us, and I'm sure she won't be offended. I would TOTALLY get more pictures if I could - the more the better! And your avatar is GORGEOUS. DH is a great photographer and has been doing some good maternity pics for me, and I am going to show him that one and ask him to take one just like it of me
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Agreed with the above. I would tell her BEFORE the shoot exactly what you said above. Id let her know I would be helping out a friend. If you see some other mat pics of me, then thats what its about and in no way detracts from the love I have for your work :-)
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