Scout and the Kaiser and I are going to go have family photos taken today. By a real (expensive) live (expensive) studio (expensive) photographer.
Well, I went to my favorite crunchy granola mommy store and she had gift cards for a free sitting fee with them. A three hundred dollar value. Seriously.
But… Scout and I have never had a professional photo taken … the Kaiser has really great eyes and my photos are always slightly blurry (or at least not as crisp as I’d like) … and … fine … I think they can photoshop me so I don’t look tired.
I actually met with the photog Wednesday, squirmy baby in hand to talk about outfits and backgrounds and stuff. Like we could bring in props for the baby to play with … like if Scout has a catchers mitt, the baby could sit in the mitt with a baseball covering his dingle. (While we aren’t going to explore this option, Scout is more than willing to dig out his catcher’s chest protector if I’d like to suit up in that … and only that … for some photos … he’s so giving) Photog spent more time talking about his own kids and grandkid (arriving next month) than he did trying to sell me stuff … so that’s good right?
Or does this mean he’s going to take 40-50 perfect photos and I’m going to have to sell myself on the internet to pay for them?
Or will I just have to put on the chest plate and make Scout forget all about his troubles while he’s signing the bill?
Chestplate. If you have to ask? They’re too expensive. 🙂 But, I’d love to have a real honest-to-gawd photographer take a family picture. Our closest is in front of Momanddad’s barn wearing shorts/tees/and tennies.
Hope your pictures go weel! We have a super fancy (read: expensive) photog, it’s sooo worth it to get good pics. We just bought a new camera and I’m determined to learn how to take photos!
I hope it’s great. We’ve never done that — so all we’ve got are lousy snapshots.
We have only had one professional family photo done in our entire 19 years…..they used to seem so stiff and unnatural – but I think they have come along way in the past 10 years or so. Good luck!
Tater and I got engagement photos taken (mostly for our parents) and it was a really good idea for us.
I think partly b/c I grew up around church-directory family photos, there was just something very “we are a family” about seeing a really nice professional photo of the two of us.
The most expensive we’ve done for family photos is JcPenney’s. They don’t do such a bad job! I hope your sitting goes well… and you get just a few good shots so you don’t have to worry ’bout spending too much money on those “gotta have it” shots! Have fun! Let that inner supermodel come through! 🙂
A. make sure yu post a pic for us to see.
B. Don’t forget the cat.
We have yet to get professional photos done (although a photographer friend took some candids). I feel kind of bad about it, but we have lots of really good pictures that we took ourselves. What I’d really like to do is get Jack in with his cousins for some professional photos. That would rock!
I think you are going to be spending a lot of money buying prints. 😛
hmm, selling yourself on the internet…I hear ebay charges a hefty fee for that
The Other Dawn
One of you is going to have to be the no-er. That’s always me, because the Huz would buy every single bilnky, snot running out of their nose, hair sticking up photo in existence if it had my kids in it.
Can’t wait to see the outcome!
the egel nest
It IS a good sign that the photographer wasn’t spending his whole time trying to “sales pitch” you…
Have fun with it!
The Egel Nest
Hubs is always my “no” person, but that’s because he’s a photographer and is insulted when I want to buy scads of pictures taken by someone else.
Our daycare brings in someone twice a year and it is soooo hard not to go beserk.. The woman they’ve used lately is wonderful.
So, yeah, good look with that “no” thing. Maybe chest plate as a distraction device is a good idea…
Sounds like good fun.
Not sure how to go about selling one’s self on the internet so I think it is probably the chest plate for you!
I shall go and click your ads to help fund you photography cause.
Yes, I think it’s a very good sign you didn’t get a sales pitch. It sounds like the good old fashioned way of selling something. Make your customers trust and like you. I’m sure by being so low pressure, people trust him and come back for more. He might not make the $300 this time, but if you like him enough, you’ll be back with checkbook in hand.
I think i would just substitute a word cloud for my place in the photo….that makes me more attractive…
Chestplate no matter what else, just because that’s good fun, darnit.
Looks like someone need some extra clickyclicky on the ads right about now.
I hope you had fun! Sounds incredibly rockin’… I’d LOVE to do that with us!
I think you will enjoy having the pictures. Just choose the ones that will go best with your budget!
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I hope you get some great pictures. We really need to do some family pics also. My son is soo uncooperative right now, I don’t want to even spend the money.
And yes, the professionals can be expensive. But most of the time, they are very worth it!