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Photographer
IrisSwope
Posts: 14,809
Dallas, Texas, US


my_other_profile wrote:

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Don't go sad  That is how germs get spread.

OP - yeah, it sounds flaky...but I'd rather you flake on me than cough on me smile

I was sick last week too, they didn't send me home. They'd apparently rather me spread germs than go home.

Mar 24 13 04:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 27,220
Dearborn, Michigan, US


I re-booked a 2 model shoot when one of the models had to have a root canal.
Mar 24 13 04:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,551
Salinas, California, US


I know for a FACT that when a model is not feeling well, it SHOWS!   I'd rather the model call me and reschedule.   With models, it's about the "Look!"   With photographers, ... well not so much about how we look. 

I can top everyone here.  Back in late April and early May of 2002, I had been ignoring the symptoms of congestive heart failure, or more like I didn't know any better.  I had shot a wedding the last weekend or so in April but was feeling sick.  Then by the weekend of May 5th 2002, I was fading fast ... I had to finish a shoot of two dancers at our studio, and the two moms had to hold me up while I did it!  Then I drove myself to the ER and collapsed.  The doctors didn't think I'd make it!

I recovered quickly and was well enough to go home the Sunday that same month while the Indy 500 was on.  I had a valve replacement surgery in 2003 that was tissue, not mechanical.  With the exception of trying to be Superman and go without my meds in 2008, I've been heart healthy.  Over 10 years later, I'm still alive! 

The Cardiology dept at Stanford calls me their "Miracle patient!"   I just say that I've got a lot of shit to do before I go!  If you are just dying to get that shot, just talk to me!  wink
Mar 24 13 04:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
rp_photo
Posts: 42,490
Houston, Texas, US


Valerie Kelly wrote:
So what do you do if you wake up for a morning shoot feeling under the weather? I called a photographer when I woke up to advise that I am not feeling well...no answer to the phone. Does this look bad?

If you would also skip a shopping trip, a night at the club, a date, or a movie with friends, then no.

Mar 24 13 04:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 27,220
Dearborn, Michigan, US


Patrick Walberg wrote:
I know for a FACT that when a model is not feeling well, it SHOWS!   I'd rather the model call me and reschedule.   With models, it's about the "Look!"   With photographers, ... well not so much about how we look. 

I can top everyone here.  Back in late April and early May of 2002, I had been ignoring the symptoms of congestive heart failure, or more like I didn't know any better.  I had shot a wedding the last weekend or so in April but was feeling sick.  Then by the weekend of May 5th 2002, I was fading fast ... I had to finish a shoot of two dancers at our studio, and the two moms had to hold me up while I did it!  Then I drove myself to the ER and collapsed.  The doctors didn't think I'd make it!

I recovered quickly and was well enough to go home the Sunday that same month while the Indy 500 was on.  I had a valve replacement surgery in 2003 that was tissue, not mechanical.  With the exception of trying to be Superman and go without my meds in 2008, I've been heart healthy.  Over 10 years later, I'm still alive! 

If you are just dying to get that shot, just talk top me!  wink

You are a very dedicated photographer.   You could have died!   smile

Mar 24 13 04:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
Posts: 18,762
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


my avatar was shot after literally 24 hours of me puking every 5 minutes or so. hadn't slept all night, could not even hold in a sip of water. And I had to take a 3 hour trainride to get to my destination.

I started feeling slightly better after 1 hour on the train, just in time for my own "health deadline". I don't mind working sick, but if you can't stop vomiting that's probably not an ideal situation. Or if you show up looking like total shit (in my case, I think the endorfines of the vomiting or whatever made me look quite acceptable...). But otherwise, I would have called the photographer and return home.

But if I look okay, if I'm able to model and if I won't make the entire crew ill, I'll suck it up and go.

(I actually have a paid job tomorrow morning, and am currently recovering from bronchitis, but a job is a job!)

Do these things happen? Yes.
Does it look bad? Yes (but that's mostly because people use the "I'm sick" excuse a lot when they're not actually sick).

I think immediately offering to reschedule does show that you are telling the truth and would still like to shoot. I hope the photographer understands that smile
Mar 24 13 04:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Valerie Kelly wrote:
So what do you do if you wake up for a morning shoot feeling under the weather? I called a photographer when I woke up to advise that I am not feeling well...no answer to the phone. Does this look bad?

Unless that illness altered my appearance to the point where I could not shoot, or left me bedridden, I would not cancel. If I have the flu, I let the photographer know but give them the choice, and would still show if they want to shoot. If I am just a little achy or have a cold, I show up, and use proper hygiene to avoid giving it to the photographer.

Mar 24 13 04:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
rp_photo
Posts: 42,490
Houston, Texas, US


Yosh Studio wrote:
The OP stated - "feeling under the weather," that is very ambiguous.

Everyone seems to assume a contagious cold virus...

Or perhaps an eye problem, as in not seeing herself shooting that day smile

Mar 24 13 04:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,551
Salinas, California, US


Anna Adrielle wrote:
my avatar was shot after literally 24 hours of me puking every 5 minutes or so. hadn't slept all night, could not even hold in a sip of water. And I had to take a 3 hour trainride to get to my destination.

I started feeling slightly better after 1 hour on the train, just in time for my own "health deadline". I don't mind working sick, but if you can't stop vomiting that's probably not an ideal situation. Or if you show up looking like total shit (in my case, I think the endorfines of the vomiting or whatever made me look quite acceptable...). But otherwise, I would have called the photographer and return home.

But if I look okay, if I'm able to model and if I won't make the entire crew ill, I'll suck it up and go.

(I actually have a paid job tomorrow morning, and am currently recovering from bronchitis, but a job is a job!)

Do these things happen? Yes.
Does it look bad? Yes (but that's mostly because people use the "I'm sick" excuse a lot when they're not actually sick).

I think immediately offering to reschedule does show that you are telling the truth and would still like to shoot. I hope the photographer understands that smile

I knew I was sick ... very sick when I shot the wedding the weekend before.  I actually continued working from my bedside as my film was delivered for me and I was able to sort through the images before sending them off.  My sister in particular was very helpful.  She took care of transporting and shipping for me.  My friends and family know I can't let anyone down by dying!  My first words to the doctor who takes credit for saving my life at Stanford was at 1 AM in the morning when he came in to meet me.  I said to him "Hey doc, you look a little tired, would you like to trade places and let me finish your shift?"  No joke!  He knew he had a live one! 

I would not lay around in bed.  I would get up and walk the floor ... looking for an exit!

Mar 24 13 04:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,551
Salinas, California, US


E e v a wrote:

Unless that illness altered my appearance to the point where I could not shoot, or left me bedridden, I would not cancel. If I have the flu, I let the photographer know but give them the choice, and would still show if they want to shoot. If I am just a little achy or have a cold, I show up, and use proper hygiene to avoid giving it to the photographer.

I greatly appreciate you contacting me and giving me that choice!

Mar 24 13 04:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
V for Victory Modeling
Posts: 436
Roseville, California, US


Patrick Walberg wrote:
I greatly appreciate you contacting me and giving me that choice!

Oh yeah, I am definitely not a morning person, so I won't be scheduling a shoot earlier than 10am again. I've actually gotten physically sick since waking up so early doesn't agree with me. I've actually thrown up and couldn't eat until late because it's hard for my body to adjust. But yeah, my boss doesn't send me home, he just doesn't call me into the office lol! You don't get sent home unless you're puking all over the office. I actually know my coworkers get upset when I come into work sick since we all sit in close proximity.

Mar 24 13 05:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fred Ackerman
Posts: 270
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US


Why in the world would I want to shoot a sick subject? Most work can be rescheduled.. If I were "under the weather" I would hope my model felt the same! We're talking human beings here..
Mar 24 13 05:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
curiosa des yeux
Posts: 1,457
Seattle, Washington, US


AJScalzitti wrote:
I have had a professional model show up after having a stomach pump from food poison several hours before, one that Ken has also worked with often.  So I don't expect feeling a little under the weather to cut it.

As long as the model called you and asked you what your preference is, you'd have the opportunity to say, "yeah, let's shoot anyways." Simply assuming the shoot shouldn't happen is not right, but giving the photographer a heads up and offering them to either shoot now or reschedule for later is certainly not flaking either.

Mar 24 13 05:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
V for Victory Modeling
Posts: 436
Roseville, California, US


Yeah, I asked him if he was able to reschedule and whether or not he was already on the way to the shoot. Thankfully, he wasn't. He said he was about to leave soon, but if I wasn't feeling well, then no worries. I apologized later on for the inconvenience that was caused and asked what his schedule was like to reschedule. Sometimes sh!t happens, but I think as long as you let the other person know as soon as you can, it's much better given the alternative no-show or last minute when the other person is already at the site of the shoot...or the person arriving sick and sharing their germs with you.
Mar 24 13 08:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Herman Surkis
Posts: 8,450
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Valerie Kelly wrote:
Got ahold of him and thankfully he hadn't left the house yet. We agreed to reschedule. I also don't think they'd appreciate my spreading germs and making them sick. I can't say how many times someone has come to work sick coughing all over...I'd rather they cancel then spread their germs.

Agreed.

Mar 24 13 11:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Menai Media
Posts: 137
Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom


I'm always amazed at how a simple question on an MM forum can attract such unpleasant and personal comments. It's really is unnecessary. Valerie, make every effort you can to make the shoot but if you are unwell, you're unwell. Sometimes it's just unavoidable.
Mar 26 13 09:16 am  Link  Quote 
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Matt Knowles
Posts: 3,556
Ferndale, California, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
I am not the type of person who just wakes up one morning so sick I can't function.

Never had food poisoning? I've also had flues come on so fast that one moment I'm feeling my throat get sore, and two hours later I'm staying within running distance of a bathroom.

Mar 26 13 10:11 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,551
Salinas, California, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
I am not the type of person who just wakes up one morning so sick I can't function.
Matt Knowles wrote:
Never had food poisoning? I've also had flues come on so fast that one moment I'm feeling my throat get sore, and two hours later I'm staying within running distance of a bathroom.

Sometime in the late 1990's, I had a case of food poisoning so bad that I thought I was really going to die!  It hit me so hard, I couldn't hardly get off the couch!  This was before my congestive heart failure, but the recovery time from food poisoning was fairly quick.   I think I was back to work in a day or two.

The difference and as why I'd keep going with heart failure vs be on my back with food poisoning was that heart failure creeps in slowly.  I worked when I shouldn't have been.  The evening that I went to the ER was about as last minute as anyone could get and still survive.  If I had gone to sleep that night, I probably wouldn't be here right now, I'd be dead.  It was that close! Almost eleven years ago!

So if a model is sick, I understand.  If a model breaks some bones, or gets some injury, I understand!  Broken bones is also something I've gone through.   So just call me, and we can reschedule.  It's not worth making illness, or injuries worse.

Mar 26 13 10:51 am  Link  Quote 
Model
V for Victory Modeling
Posts: 436
Roseville, California, US


Matt Knowles wrote:
Never had food poisoning? I've also had flues come on so fast that one moment I'm feeling my throat get sore, and two hours later I'm staying within running distance of a bathroom.

Oh yeah. This has happened before. A few years back, I woke up feeling a bit queasy. I was hoping it would pass before I had to be in to work. Sometimes it happens and passes...not this time. I vomited about an hour to 30 minutes before I had to be at work...so I was forced to call in. The next day, I was written up because I didn't call in at least 2 hours in advance. It was very unfair. And this was a grocery business too. Imagine if I did come in and got sick at work how much it would contaminate everything.

Mar 26 13 11:04 am  Link  Quote 
Model
V for Victory Modeling
Posts: 436
Roseville, California, US


Patrick Walberg wrote:
So if a model is sick, I understand.  If a model breaks some bones, or gets some injury, I understand!  Broken bones is also something I've gone through.   So just call me, and we can reschedule.  It's not worth making illness, or injuries worse.

This always reminds me of the shoot that I had while I was recovering from a severe cold of 3 weeks and still had a minor cough. Shooting in a dress and heels in 45 degree weather...feet were nearly numb and photographer still pressed to keep shooting! I only hoped I didn't make it worse!

Mar 26 13 11:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TMA Photo and Retouch
Posts: 713
New York, New York, US


Sometimes there are investments made toward a shoot...the photographer has to spend an afternoon preparing for the next morning, he rents a $250 camera and has to pick it up day before, the shoot is important to a client so they book the services of two other professionals intent on getting paid for their time...hair and makeup $50-450 depending on market.  If there is a deliverable from the shoot... then it is quite "uncomfortable" for the photographer and his paying customer and their own staff... when the model doesnt recognize to re-schedule 2-3 days in advance (when another model can be secured to finish up producing the product).

I understand the quick...im sick the morning of...and I have felt that way too at times...but depending on other peoples commitments and investments...I sometimes gut it out... and perform as agreed... even if it means a little bit of sacrifice from me.

I also understand that some people dont like sick people in their work atmosphere...and that is quite understandable.  Im so glad you were able to call...AND...make contact.  I always have people confirm the day before...and ask for a text saying im en-route and expect to arrive as scheduled or 15 minutes late etc the day of the shoot.

If there are no financial, or reputation, or deliverable consequences involved...then yes...I can afford to be flaked on with less agnst on my part.  Sometimes if no adverse consequences are involved for me or others on my side of the shoot equation...I can even say yes...I understand...no problem...I can re-schedule.

Real human, understanding, and professional models understand that their showing up is important to the promises they made...and for whatever reason ( my cat needs to get to the vet today, my veneer fell off, my gramdma ive never met in Fresno just died today) they are affecting the lives and scheduling plans of other people. 

I love it when both of us understands the consequences and value and reputation of a shoot...and acts responsibly and caring to everybody involved...even if it hurts a tiny bit to act like a professional (professionals perform on demand even when its not convenient for them).  I can easier forgive if the consequences are just personal or if the shoot is just for fun...it becomes quite a bit more painful for me if I need to fork over $450 to my paid professionals... who show up for the shoot...even if they have a sniffle or a headache.
Mar 26 13 11:34 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Lillian Faith
Posts: 292
Atlanta, Georgia, US


ontherocks wrote:
well, with facebook we can see that our model was out late drinking at a club and then when she texts 5 minutes past call time saying she isn't well we aren't surprised. drinking and lack of sleep can definitely make someone feel under the weather. even if the model was legitimately sick the fact that she was out late partying doesn't make us feel very sympathetic.

i guess the moral of the story is be careful posting about your clubbing exploits when the photographer is your fbook friend. you may get de-friended and not be their model anymore (no more free shoots for you and your family missy!)


well your model was unprofessional then. My current avatar was shot during a morning shoot after about an hour and a half of sleep.

Mar 26 13 11:45 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Lillian Faith
Posts: 292
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Colorado Model Amber wrote:

Doesn't give you any right to be rude to the OP though. She asked a question about waking up under the Weather and you assumed she was hung over then you bring up one of her other post. Just cause it happened to you doesn't mean you take it out on others.

+1

Mar 26 13 11:47 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Lillian Faith
Posts: 292
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Orca Bay Images wrote:

As the photographer, it doesn't affect the images if you've got the snot-faucet running and you look like shit warmed-over. It can be a very different matter for the model.

+1

Mar 26 13 11:49 am  Link  Quote 
Model
JadeDRed
Posts: 5,385
London, England, United Kingdom


If i feel too ill too shoot, i'm not shooting.

If i i'm vomiting repeatedly, i'm not shooting.

If i am ill, feel well enough to shoot but am possibly contagious, i'm calling the photographer to inform him and let me know what he wants to do.

If i am ill, feel well enough to shoot but am looking like shit, i'm calling the photographer to inform him and let me knew what he wants to do.

If i'm ill but i feel i can get through the shoot, am not contagious and do not look like shit, i will go to the shoot but try to make as many arrangements as possible to keep me at my peak (painkillers, etc).

This is how i would like to be treated in return.
Mar 26 13 01:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY
Posts: 4,603
Jacksonville, Florida, US


TO: All Models
SUBJECT: New Sick Leave Policy

SICKNESS:
No excuse...We will no longer accept your doctor's statement as proof. We believe that if you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

AN OPERATION:
We are no longer allowing this practice. We wish to discourage any thoughts that you may need an operation. We believe that as long as you are an employee here, you will need all of whatever you have and should not consider having anything removed. We hired you as you are, and to have anything removed would certainly make you less than we bargained for.

DEATH:
Other than your own: This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for them, and we are sure that someone else can attend to the arrangements. However, if the funeral can be held in the late afternoon, we will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently let you leave 1 hour early, provided your share of the work is ahead enough to keep the job going in your absence.

Your own: This will be accepted as an excuse. However, we require at least two weeks notice as we feel it is your duty to train your replacement.

ALSO:
Entirely too much time is being spent in the restroom. In the future, we will follow the practice of going in alphabetical order. For instance, those whose names begin with "A" will go from 8:00-8:15, and so on. If you're unable to go at your time, it will be necessary to wait until the next day when your time comes again.

We appreciate your cooperation,
THE PHOTOGRAPHER

SARCASM smiletongue
Mar 26 13 01:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
V Laroche
Posts: 2,746
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


Amy J Jones Photography wrote:
If you take this seriously you show up anyway.  I have worked many, many days sick.

Bullshit. You shouldn't jeopardize your health or other people's health just for a job. You can't buy good health.

Mar 26 13 02:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vector One Photography
Posts: 2,661
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US


Sometimes it can't be helped.  Unless you're the world's best actress it will probably effect the shoot so going would be a waste of your time and the photographers time.

I would, however, try to contact him in as many ways as possible....phone message, text, MM message, email, facebook, twitter, carrier pigeon, or smoke signals. At least you will be able to say to tried to let him know so that he wouldn't waste time getting ready and traveling to the shoot. If he doesn't get any of the messages then it's on him.


P.S. Calling in sick only works on the first time scheduled. If you call in sick the first and second time, no one will believe you.
Mar 26 13 02:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Meghan Hale
Posts: 335
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


One of my biggest regrets was going to an outdoor photoshoot in -20C while I was recovering from the flu. I was wearing a dress, freezing, and I became 10x more sick after it was over.

But if it's just an upset stomach, I'd suck it up.
Mar 26 13 05:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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Julia Francesca
Posts: 2,357
Maumee, Ohio, US


i had to do that a few weeks ago, i was totally fine with going anyway but i did have strep and wanted him to know so he could be prepared to disinfect the hell out of everything after i left. he ended up just rescheduling. best thing you can do, ALWAYS let them know you are sick, especially if you are contagious, whether you decide you can make it or not.
Mar 26 13 05:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bare Essential Photos
Posts: 3,310
Upland, California, US


Yes, it looks bad.

I don't reschedule when that happens.
Mar 26 13 05:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rich Burroughs
Posts: 3,259
Portland, Oregon, US


Lillian Faith wrote:

That's kind of rude to assume that all models go out and drink all the time. We are human too, and illness happens sometimes. If it was a hangover, you take aspirin and drink water and coffee. You don't cancel for a hangover.

I've gotten some really nice images with models who admitted they had overdone it the night before. You wouldn't know it from looking at the pictures. They were traveling so rescheduling wasn't really an option.

I've had a couple of people cancel last minute and foud out later they were out partying the night before. That I have had trouble forgiving. One of them texted me at 12:30 AM asking to push our 11AM shoot back, and then texted me 10 minutes before the new time to cancel. Because she was dehydrated.

Mar 26 13 05:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photographe
Posts: 2,350
Bristol, England, United Kingdom


Valerie Kelly wrote:
Oh yeah, I am definitely not a morning person, so I won't be scheduling a shoot earlier than 10am again.

It's fine to ask questions, but the issue seems to be with normal working hours rather than actual illness, if I read you correctly you are saying approximately "early starts make you sick or feel under the weather".

You do realize that call times for professional models and actresses can be anything from 4am in the morning onwards. If a client is turning up at 9am, I need to be there up to one hour hourly sometimes, so 8am or earlier is pretty normal in this industry.

If people have spent money on location, props and other team members and that model really wants to be a model, if they are physically capable of getting there, then they should. This is why agencies exist and charge more, because if the model is kidnapped by aliens, you can get a replacement and your whole day will not be ruined.

Mar 26 13 06:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
V for Victory Modeling
Posts: 436
Roseville, California, US


Rollo David Snook wrote:
You do realize that call times for professional models and actresses can be anything from 4am in the morning onwards. If a client is turning up at 9am, I need to be there up to one hour hourly sometimes, so 8am or earlier is pretty normal in this industry.

Sure for a paid shoot. But for TF there's no way I'm doing a 4am shoot. Plenty of TF to do later in the morning.

Mar 26 13 08:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ade Barkah
Posts: 35
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


TMA Photo and Retouch wrote:
If there is a deliverable from the shoot... then it is quite "uncomfortable" for the photographer and his paying customer and their own staff... when the model doesnt recognize to re-schedule 2-3 days in advance (when another model can be secured to finish up producing the product). ...

I can easier forgive if the consequences are just personal or if the shoot is just for fun...it becomes quite a bit more painful for me if I need to fork over $450 to my paid professionals... who show up for the shoot...even if they have a sniffle or a headache.

If it's an important shoot for a paying client, it's always good to have a Plan B.  And maybe a Plan C, etc.  That too, is part of being a professional.

Mar 26 13 09:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Loki Studio
Posts: 2,926
Royal Oak, Michigan, US


The best approach is to contact the photographer, let them know the situation, and have them make the call if you proceed or reschedule. Unless you are in the hospital, giving the photographer/client the final say will better preserve your reputation.
Mar 27 13 09:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SensualThemes
Posts: 3,042
Swoyersville, Pennsylvania, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:

To me? Yes.

I am not the type of person who just wakes up one morning so sick I can't function. I know about two to three days prior when I'm getting ill. Unless I had 11 beers last night. So I don't have any empathy for anyone waking up "sick".

If it were me, you'd have to bend over backward pretty far to make a reschedule happen if I got up really early (not a fan of early mornings) got showered and loaded up the car with gear only to get that call that I could have just slept in.

I'm not saying that you're lying or that you're irresponsible, but if you did it to me, I wouldn't be able to keep myself from thinking that.

so just because you are lucky enough to feel your symptoms in advance, everyone who cannot or does not is a lesser person, unworthy of being given fflexibility?

how very mature.  I hate last minute cancels, but if she follows through on the reshoot and covers (if any) hard costs for the lost day.I am fine.

Mar 28 13 05:23 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Amy J Jones Photography wrote:
If you take this seriously you show up anyway.  I have worked many, many days sick.

This. I once showed up to a shoot with pneumonia. The client was still overjoyed with the images, and you couldn't tell I was sick... even though, in between shots, I was literally infecting everyone and everything.

Mar 29 13 03:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


K I C K H A M wrote:
To respond directly to the OP, unless I was unable-to-leave-the-bed sick, and most of us have been there, I would at least give the photographer the option of me going.

So if I'm really under the weather, I call and inform, and leave the ball in their court.

Also this. I did call and let them know, but it was hard to reschedule with both the client and photographer, and we had a strict deadline, so I showed up and did the work.

Mar 29 13 03:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Toto Photo
Posts: 2,540
Belmont, California, US


You handled this professionally.

Now go back to bed!
Mar 29 13 03:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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