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The story behind those ‘Lego people’ photos of the Zaring family from Missouri

/ 03:48 PM January 16, 2018

It was supposed to be just like any other family photo, until the photographer messed it all up.

A family in Missouri reached unexpected internet fame when they shared their badly edited family photos on Facebook.

Uploaded by Pam and Dave Zaring on Saturday, it can be seen that the faces of their family members — consisting of themselves, sons 12-year-old Caden, eight-year-old Connor and Dave’s mother Sharon — looked distorted, as if their faces were pasted onto their bodies.

For the pictures, they said they paid around $250 (P12,600) to a photographer, who claimed she was a professional. The family took the offer of a pictorial from the lenswoman since they have never had family portraits before.

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“Please see these FOR REAL photos she delivered to us. She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos,” the Zarings recalled how the photographer made excuses about the quality of the shots.

As of posting time, the photos have garnered over 104,000 likes, over 200 comments and 392,000 reactions on the social media site.

“I was fully prepared to be scammed, money gone, and no final product!” Pam told WTVD, explaining how the photographer did not provide them with preview shots. “So the humor was much easier to find. Trust me, at one point my blood boiled anytime I was asked about the status of our photos!”

Pam said she “never laughed this hard in my life” upon seeing the final shots.

“My kids were so confused,” Pam said in a separate interview to KCEN TV. “They thought we were playing a joke on them. They just kept saying they looked like Lego people.”

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Does she regret paying that amount to the photographer? She told KCEN TV, “This has been worth every dime that we spent.”  Katrina Hallare/JB

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