We recently told you about a class photo taken by a photographer who clearly didn't use his brain, placing a boy bound to a wheel chair far away from his classmates. The seven-year-old, Miles Ambridge, suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. The photo made headlines and a lot of Complex Art & Design fans posted comments out of frustration on our Facebook page. His mother, Anne Belanger, said to the Toronto Star that she was “heartbroken” after discovering the photo of her son. Both of Miles' parents demanded a retake.
And they got their wish, as you can see below. Miles sits in the front row of a new shoot alongside his classmates and looking just as adorable. “It’s gorgeous,” his mom told The Province. “It’s a really nice shot.” His father explained that throughout the whole mess Miles was still exuberant, saying, “All you’ve got to do is look at the kid sitting on the bench with a grin on his face and that’s why we do it. He’s a happy little guy.”
Lifetouch, the photography company responsible for the shoot, said it teaches its photographers how to place students differently when photographing a child in a wheelchair. However in the previous photo the company claims the composition “wasn’t done right."