You’ve probably seen the boudoir-style photos that some couples use to “keep the spark alive.” Most partners would probably love a gift like this, but as you can imagine, as with all kinds of photos nowadays, these shots tend to be heavily photoshopped. Considering they asked me if I wanted my pre-schooler’s school photos retouched, it’s not surprising any professional photo would offer a grown woman retouching when she’s getting photographed in her undies.
One woman went to a local photography studio in San Antonio to commission some such photos for her man for Christmas last year. The photographer, Victoria Caroline Haltom of Victoria Caroline Boudoir, told Mic the customer requested “an array of touch-ups to cover up what she perceived as physical flaws.” Three days after the woman’s husband received his gift, he sent the photographer an email, which she posted on her Facebook page. He says, “When I opened the album that she gave to me, my heart sank. These pictures…while they are beautiful and you are clearly a very talented photographer….they are not my wife.”