So I have had about 35 free sessions for my mom's group friends so far, and actually am just about done with the free sessions. "Real" paid shoots are starting to trickle in, though I'm only charging a nominal fee ($50 for everything, including post processing and images on a DVD) Anyways, one of the free sessions I did, I was TOTALLY off. The only one out of the other 35 that I just completely didn't bring my game. I was early, but they were about 15 minutes late. Then as I went to shoot, I realized I'd forgotten my battery AND memory card sitting on my computer desk at home! So I sent my husband home to grab it, and the family and I joked the whole time he was gone. I was absolutely mortified, but they were fine with it since nowhere did I intend that I was a pro... he came back with the guts of my camera, but by the then their 13-month old had enough of being where we were and she totally was impossible to photograph! Understandably so, too! So this was probably my 27 or 28th session (remember, totally free!) and it was worse than anything I've taken on my camera. Just a totally awful session, all around. The best shots are overexposed and/or out of focus. She didn't smile at all, wanted nothing to do with the camera, etc. I stupidly showed the dad a couple of the photos because he asked to see them, and they did admittedly look okay on the LCD screen. But on the computer, there is motion blur and it's just not "there." So I offered a reshoot, before they even saw the pictures, tried to be as gracious as I could about it. We've now gone back and forth, with her insisting that the photos are fine, because her husband saw them and they are fine, etc. She scheduled a day with me for next weekend to reshoot, but then emailed me today asking if she could pick up these photos today on a cd since "we never rescheduled her session." Even though she confirmed the scheduled date for next Saturday morning. I just don't know what to do. I really, honestly don't want these photos to be distributed all over, with my name on them. They don't represent the quality of my work, they just show terrible photos, basically snapshots on a grumpy toddler day. Now that I'm starting to charge, I don't want to ruin the name I've just started to build! But I also don't want to piss her off or make her unhappy because she's in the same playgroup as I am. I am incredibly frustrated!! I know it's my fault for taking poor photos, but doesn't that just happen sometimes? I tried to handle it gracefully and everything, and she was fine with reshooting on that day we took pics, since we both knew (obviously) that her child was not in the mood for photos. She was fine when we did reschedule and she confirmed... and now this?? What do I do???