Friday, September 12, 2008

As mentioned before, on Saturday, we went to the Fair Oaks Mall. Husband, Baby and I went to JC Penney to get our family portraits taken. Yesterday, we got our digital proofs to share with friends and family.

It was a difficult photo session. Because it was a promotional training weekend, the studio was a little bit chaotic and backed up. We were seen until about an hour after our appointment. Because Baby missed a nap (or two), she was exhausted. So, she fell asleep as soon as we got there. When they finally had time to see us, we had to wake her. So, we were already off to a bad start. She was good though. She was happy. She just didn't necessarily give us big smiles. She also didn't want to do anything the photographer wanted her to do.

I mean, Baby is 10 months old. She's going to pretty much do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. We weren't too picky. We didn't need the perfect photo - though I think we were very lucky. We wanted at least one photo of Baby and me, one photo of Baby and Husband, one photo of the three of us, and one photo of Baby by herself. It was more difficult to find photos of Baby by herself as she wouldn't look at the camera much.

Overall, I'm happy with the photos. I just need to buy a couple more frames though. Usually, I just put new photos in old frames, but we never had 8" x 10" photos of her before, and we purchased 2, I believe, maybe 3. So, it would be nice to display those.

After the ordeal, it may be quite awhile before we try for family portraits again, but that's ok. After her one-year and Halloween photos, we'll be done for awhile. I just wanted photos where she was still a baby. The next photos, she'll be a big girl and possibly walking/running. I needed as many photos of our Baby as possible. Plus, she won't have the baby feet. They'll be flat big girl feet. Cute but not "oh-my-goodness-I-need-to-nibble-on-those-toes" cute.


Anonymous said...

April, these are worth the agrivation of taking pictures during promotional training weekend.

You look fabulous, and the one with you, hubby and baby are fantastic. This reminds me that it's time to take our pictures too.

I hope they don't turn us away because there's seven of us.

Sanna said...

These photos are so beautiful. You all look like such a great little family. Wonderful!

Stacy said...

I love the pics, April! I can't believe Baby is almost 1!