taken/taking?

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She had her picture taken by me.

She had her picture taking by me.

Which is correct ? and Why ?

Thanks
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She had her picture taken by me.
is OK, the other isn't.
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thank you, but why ?
This is the idiomEmotion: smile

IMO:
taken indicates done, the end of a process
taking indicates something in the process of being done; doesn't fit here
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