The girls and I set out on a secret mission this week. We wanted to get some portraits for Mr. Serious of just the girls. Thankfully, I remembered to un-sync one of my calendars with his so the surprise wouldn’t be ruined.
I took the girls to Portrait Innovations for some family portraits where I wouldn’t have to worry about weather, the cold or a lot of distractions. Basically it was us and the photographer. And, most of the time, her efforts were focused on a very stubborn B who wouldn’t do what the photographer said if her life depended on it. Or a lollipop. But, at least she got a smile.
Photographers at each studio have been trained in the newest posing and shooting techniques and work with newborns, children, families, graduates, religious milestones and large groups. While we were waiting for our pictures to print, we saw a family with several generations getting a great family shot.
Y’all know that my thing is just to make sure mom is in front of the camera and in the pictures. And most of the time, those pictures are selfies or snuggling or just a candid shot. But, I think it’s also important to get those nice professional shots from a photo session. And the fact that all 5 of us are smiling and looking the same direction is pretty impressive. (I should have bought a lottery ticket that day!)
Of course, when at the studio, we had to make sure to get individual pictures and group shots of the girls, too. Because, these are the pictures the grandparents are after!
I have to throw this one in. B refused to stand where the photographer wanted her, so we moved everybody around and this was what we got. I think she looks like a tiny little family ruler here. Of course, that wouldn’t be true at all.
If you’ve never been to Portrait Innovations, the process is pretty easy. You let them know if there are certain pictures or poses you want, they do the pictures, and then you go over to a large monitor where they pull up three pictures at the same time and you pick your favorite. You narrow it down like this until you have the pictures and poses you want and the right package. They specialize in giving customers a customized portrait studio experience with creative options for beautiful, professional portraits and personalized gifts and keepsakes.
The have great photo gifts and photo card options as well as non-holiday cards (like birthday cards or thank you cards).
Find your closet Portrait Innovations studio, book an appointment, and use this Portrait Innovations Coupon promotion. You can receive a free $25 gift mug or ornament with 42 Portrait Package for only $19.99 – special offer ends December 11, 2016. The Portrait Package includes 1-10×13 Wall Portrait, 2-8x10s, 4-5x7s, 4-3x5s, 16-2x3s, plus, 5-5×7 Greeting Cards and 10 Gift Tags. There are never any sitting fees and the portraits and cards are printed in studio within minutes.
After we left, we walked around the outdoor shopping center and snapped a picture of these crazy kiddos. I’m blessed to call them my own and so thankful for all of the pictures that I’m in with them. I’m hopeful that they are thankful for them one day, too!
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All this to say, JUST GET IN THE PICTURE WITH YOUR KIDS! Who cares what you look like? Who cares how you appear? Who cares what you are wearing? JUST DO IT! Since the button code stopped working many moons ago, I took it out. But, if you are adding your link to my link list, please, as a courtesy, add a link back to my site so people can explain and link up themselves if they’d like. After all, that’s the point of the link up!
It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids. Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information. Need another reason to participate in Mommy and Me Monday? Read my post about why I blog with words from a friend’s husband.