Well it was cursed from day one! I would never normally shoot with my kids around, but it was a newborn shoot with a friend's sister and she really wanted to shoot at a time that I dont usually work. She said she was fine with my kids being here...I really shouldnt have been ok with that. Note to self, my kids can not come! My daughter has been exposed to swine flu. The client has a new born. Not a good combo. But we worked it out that I was going to let her and my son watch tv in my bedroom. Such a bad idea! But I got up, its dark and cludy, stormy out. So no natural window light, cant go outside. So I spend nearly 3 freaking hours ironing a backdrop and setting up my studio lights. I havent used them since last winter. Of course, my sync cord is missing and for the life of me, I couldnt get it to sync up when I slaved it. So I had to cancel. First time in the past year, which I find surprising because I work outside with natural light almost all the time. I guess this confirms, as much as I am not in love with studio, I really need to get a workable mobile studio. I had planned as soon as this holiday rush is over, I was going to start working on getting it right. Now I am set on this plan. Anyways, I hope this woman reschedules. I know she was disappointed and was really looking forward to it. I want to offer her some incentive to book and feel better about the situation. What are some things you have done for clients who you had to disappoint?