Since when are you people qualified to be personal stylists?
I do not, repeat, DO NOT want you combing my child's hair--especially if you don't understand the concept of how hair naturally lays.
Big Kid's hair was clearly, obviously and unmistakenly parted one way but for some reason you felt compelled to comb the front part of his hair in the opposite direction from the rest of it. I am completely baffled.
Even if you think it would look better from how I do it--DO IT MY WAY. It's my kid, it's my $40 on pictures that almost always turn out like crap.
Big Kid has had school pictures taken three times so far in his life, and one of you beautician wannabes has done your magic 2 out of 3 times. From here on out I will be specifically telling him NOT to let you near him with a comb, no matter what.
I'd rather it be messy than unrecognizable. Just do your job, not his hair.