mnp13 wrote:Thanks everyone. It got another step of worse today... but thankfully HQ is so wonderful and supportive and they are removing it from my hands.
I went through all of the images again, and spent a few more hours working on them so I could give them another 22. They are not images that I think are great (they already had those) but they are acceptable.
Please, do not think that I am not sympathetic to their horrible loss. I can't imagine what it's like to lose a baby, the thought of losing one of my dogs sends me into panic. However, though I hold it together very well at the sessions (I have a total "shut down" switch in my brain), and generally through editing, the final review process is gut wrenching.
Having a family angry with me is just indescribable. They want what I can't give.
What you are doing for these families is amazing. Unfortunately the pain of loss for some I think dont let them see past the fact that they want something you can not provide. I can not imagine what they go through. I know about the shut down thing. My dad would do that when he did all of the photography for the University of Rochester. He was who they had photograph all of the high trauma and abuse cases. Sometimes he would forget to switch back on.