INDIANA COUNTY, PA – Jen McKendrick of Jen McKen Photography sent the following e-mail to a few parents of students she was scheduled to photograph.
“I am writing to cancel your shoot scheduled _________ due to some recent events brought to my attention. After stumbling upon a Facebook page called (name removed), I witnessed mean and cruel behavior coming from _______. I am returning your depositing of $212.00 and I’m afraid will need to find another photographer for your daughters senior photos. I want to protect the image of my business and the mean and hurtful things she has said on there is not the type of client I want to represent my business. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and I hope you understand my reasons for doing so. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this matter any further.”
“I don’t want to photograph them, I don’t want them to be a part of my business image and I don’t want them on my blog,” Jennifer McKendrick told Channel 4 Action News’ Ashlie Hardway.
McKendrick what she saw on the page was very mean and went beyond typical name calling. “It was vicious,” she said. So, instead of taking their pictures, McKendrick took screen shots of the online comments and sent them to her clients’ parents along with the above letter.
Unfortunately, since the whole escapade began, McKendrick has been the victim of…you guessed it…some Facebook bullying. But, We hope you continue your crusade against bullying, Jen! Bullying, especially cyber bullying, needs to stop. You are…..wait for it….BOLD!
You can read more about Jen McKen photography at http://jenmckenphoto.com