Originally Posted by RobArtLyn
These are all things that only a photographer and/or photo editor would care greatly about.
Because she isn't a photographer or photo editor... she's a normal
Not every young, pretty girl wants to portrayed as sweetness and light all of the time, hence the appeal of Buffy Summers vs. Nancy Drew amongst that demographic. As someone (whose name escapes me for the moment) said: "Emotion trumps craft every time".
The original poster is a photographer and he asked for C & C. That is what I tried to provide. If we are selling our photos, then we let the customer decide what they like. But if we are interested in making our photos better in our own eyes, then we need to have a good critical sense of what works and doesn't --- for us.
But ultimately, if someone hires a photographer to shoot photos for a specific purpose, then we have an obligation to steer them towards high quality photos, especially if they intend to use them commercially. I've had situations in my career where the customer didn't choose what I thought was the best solution to a problem and later paid for it when the solution they chose did not work out. When they changed to the solution I suggested, it did work out. So if a customer hires a pro to do a job, should they not put some trust in the pro?
Oh well, food for thought!