A set of baffling photos that have come out of a "professional" family photo shoot have the internet questioning whether editing can really go so wrong.

The photoshoot, uploaded to Facebook by foreign couple Pam and Dave Zaring, includes photos they received from a shoot back in May last year.

The gallery shows a handful of photos in which the family members' faces have been re-touched to look like plastic lego people.

The post claimed the couple paid the photographer $2-250 for the family photo shoot.

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According to the post, the photographer had said shadows had been "really bad" that day, meaning she had to seriously re-touch the images.

This was where things went very wrong - the post said the photographer's professor had "never taught her to retouch photos".

The editing work has transformed the family members' faces into grey, doughy looking blobs. Photo / Facebook
The editing work has transformed the family members' faces into grey, doughy looking blobs. Photo / Facebook

The post has been liked and shared hundreds of thousands of times, but many sceptical Facebook users were also questioning whether the whole thing was "fake news".

"Are you being funny?," one person asked.

Another commented; "This CANNOT be real".

But the couple were assuring people commenting on the post it was the real deal.

"This is legitimately the final product I received in the mail yesterday," one comment from the Zaring couple said.

Pam and Dave went on to say that after six months of waiting for the photos they had passed being angry about the result.

"I was fully prepared to be scammed, money gone, and no final product! So the humor was much easier to find."

"Trust me, at one point my blood boiled anytime I was asked about the status of our photos!!"

The couple said the photographer hadn't offered them their money back - making it the "most expensive comedy" they had ever paid for.

People commenting have called the photographer "literally insane" and say the editing makes the family look like lego people.

"I am not a photographer and I could do a better job with my iPhone," one person said.