Client: We want a patriotic image. Find stock images of US Navy crewmen in their white uniforms.
We looked everywhere to find a stock image that satisfied the copyright criteria and were unable to find anything. After four rounds of revisions we said so:
Me: We can’t find the very specific image you’re looking for. Frankly, we can’t find any stock images of US Navy crewmen in any uniform, much less the white ones. Maybe you can go with a set of creative that signals a more generalized patriotism, or maybe a different branch of the military?
Client: Oh that’s fine, you can use their blue uniform.