Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Finley's Newborn Pictures


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.

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15 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. You did an AMAZING job Mallory!!! These are just gorgeous!

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  3. These are great! I especially love the one with the orange flower.

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  4. 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!

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  5. She's such a smiley baby! Great photos!

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  6. They are beautiful! You did a wonderful job! She's so sweet! I love the one with the white flower and pink wrap.

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  7. These are gorgeous, I think you did a great job!

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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!!

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  11. Beautiful! Those little smiles and smirks are just precious. I love sweet smiles when baby starts smiling more and more.

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  12. You did a great job!!! I love love love newborn shots.

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  13. sorry to hear that has happened to you. But you captured some awesome shots, congrats on your new bundle of joy!

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