Embarrassing Moments as a Photographer | Post #1

We’ve all had an embarrassing or unprofessional episode at some point or another while one the job, right? Well if you answered no to that I’m highly impressed! This post is about one of my most embarrassing moments, but don’t fret… I have more than one so you’ll get to read about those later on! Today’s is about this one time when I got stitches while on site at a photo shoot by my client. Yup you read that right. If you’ve been following me for a few years you might remember this one! Embarrassing Moments as a Photographer | Post #1

Three years ago is when this took place. It doesn’t really seem that long ago but it was! It all started during a photo shoot on Saturday May 30 2015 at the Old Logan Coach Building. If you are from Logan or Cache Valley I’m sure you’ve seen this building. It’s a staple for our community and has been there for ever!  I’ve been to that building and done pictures there for nearly 7 years. I can’t even say how many sessions I’ve had there total, but it’s a lot. Clients request that building often. It’s old and has character. So when we headed there for this session I didn’t think anything of it. Little did I know I was about to get injured. Being injured in front of your clients is really a bad feeling, embarrassing AND painful to say the least.

The Session

It was about 30 minutes into the session, We headed to another section of the building in the shade for a few more quick photos before we were done. It was the first sunny day in weeks so I was taking full advantage and I was wearing flip flops. Wearing flip fops wasn’t abnormal by any means. Apparently I was not watching where I was going and I stepped down onto a Rail Road Spike. I didn’t realized it had punctured my skin until I pulled my foot back off. I had to bend down and pull my flip flop of the spike. My client asked if that went into my foot. I turned my foot and I was bleeding, “yes, it did”.

The dad was an Anesthesiologist in the OR at Logan Regional Hospital so he ran back to their car to grab their first aid kit. That began my traumatic experience of getting stitches right then and there by my amazing clients. I apparently was looking pail while he was gone so she had me sit down and started feeding me some Yogurt bites to get some food in me. When he got back he cleaned my foot with Hydrogen Peroxide, numbed me up with Lidocaine, then cut away the tissue hanging out, and stitched me up. I was super lucky to have them as clients that day! It saved me a bunch of money and I was taken care of on the spot. BUT man, that is embarrassing!

More Photos

A half hour later we were up and taking a few more pictures. I’m glad we did too, because in my opinion that’s when we got the “money” shot. My foot was numb but bleeding still when we got done. I needed to get a Tetanus shot but decided to wait until Monday when the Health Department was open since I didn’t need to go to the ER/Insta care. A few days later I went in to get a Tetanus Shot. I had hyped the shot up pretty bad and was really nervous by the time I went in. When the lady was done I said, “That’s it?” The shot wasn’t bad at all, it’s been the next few days that are hard. My arm really hurts! At least that was less painful than getting punctured by a rail road spike.

Oh the things we do as photographers. I learned my lesson for a few months and didn’t wear flip flops to sessions.  This was an embarrassing moment for sure!

Embarrassing Moments as a Photographer | Post #1

Here are some photo’s I’ve taken at that location!
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Embarrassing Moments as a Photographer | Post #1

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Embarrassing Moments as a Photographer | Post #1

About Stacey Hansen

I'm a 30 something year old wife, mom, step mom, dog mom and photog! I'm passionate about capturing your memories in the moment and creating a unique client experience for all to love.