This time around, I decided to take my own baby pictures. Why? . When I had Aubrey I had a bit of a bad experience. I found a photographer online who was top rated on some mom's site and I booked her. I sent her $100 deposit (to a PO box which should have been a red flag) and stayed in touch so that she could come to our house a few days after Aubs was born.
While we were in the hospital I had Joey call her a few times and leave messages but she never got back to us. When I got home I did some research and it turns out that she had done the same thing to a bunch of people. Basically took a deposit and fell off the face of the earth. I even found a complaint stating that she shot someone's wedding and then never gave them the pictures. Thank God, it didn't go that far with us. Since we had no photographer and I didn't have a nice camera back then, we decided to go to a studio in the mall.
Did we get nice pictures? Yes. Did it cost an arm and a leg to get some girl in her early twenties to take a few shots in a a fancy studio with a fancy camera and software with little skill or creativity required? Yes.
I'm no professional but I think that these shots turned out pretty good. Also it saved us about $600.
Could you take a second to vote for us today? Thank you.
I think you did a fabulous job! I'm doing my own this time too, I'm far from professional...but with my tripod and remote I'm even going to try our family pics!ReplyDelete
You did an AMAZING job Mallory!!! These are just gorgeous!ReplyDelete
These are great! I especially love the one with the orange flower.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos! We're going to skip the professional too - I just need to figure out all the features of my camera before my daughter arrives!ReplyDelete
She's such a smiley baby! Great photos!ReplyDelete
They are beautiful! You did a wonderful job! She's so sweet! I love the one with the white flower and pink wrap.ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous, I think you did a great job!ReplyDelete
Those are far beyond "pretty good," my friend. They are beautiful! Since I am awful at taking photographs, I am grateful that a long time friend of mine is a great photographer. If/when we have another, I know exactly who I'll be hiring, and I don't have to worry about such troubles.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't have known these weren't professional photos if you didn't say anything! they are awesome...and she is precious! i love the one of her smiling!ReplyDelete
So I'm going to need you to come to Oregon in the next few weeks and take some newborn pics for me! These are AH-MAZE-ING!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Those are amazing photos.ReplyDelete
Those turned out beautifully!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Those little smiles and smirks are just precious. I love sweet smiles when baby starts smiling more and more.ReplyDelete
You did a great job!!! I love love love newborn shots.ReplyDelete
sorry to hear that has happened to you. But you captured some awesome shots, congrats on your new bundle of joy!ReplyDelete