Last week I swore never to do favours again - to take photos for family and friends - this week it's FINAL. The short story was, I booked up a whole weekend for two seperate groups. I even hired a very expensive lens which I didn't have and wanted to use especially - you know - go the extra mile! I double confirmed with everyone the shoots were still on. Then each cancelled within two hours of the shoot (excuses like the hot water system broke down and we can't have a shower... :| ). Then I got 'roped' into doing one last weekend for another family member (FOC) and the response was "Oh they're ok". = Never again free of charge and never again for family or friends!!!! People who think pictures are just pictures don't appreciate the effort and the expense that's required to produce beautiful images that are for a lifetime, not just for now. I apologise for having a bit of 'yarn' here, but has anyone else had similar experiences?