I’m always singing the importance of getting in the picture. Selfies, goofy faces, shadows, hands, you name it, and we’ve done it. Occasionally, it’s nice to get some professional pictures taken. Sure, it’s a little more work to get coordinated and “picture ready” but, I think the results are totally worth it. So when Portrait Innovations asked us to come in and try out their Spring pictures, it took me no time at all to say “yes!”
Silly E. She had a cute and sort of sassy pose, then her smile melted a bit and now she looks like she belongs in Arendelle during Elsa’s rage stage.
For some spring pictures, the girls all started pulling out blue clothes. Turns out, we all have something with blue on it, so we went with it. Even Mr. Serious. I guess we are a blue family. For the Holidays, I just had pictures with my girls, but Mr. Serious was able to join us this time, so I was happy to update the family pictures around the house with all six of us. And, dare I say it, all smiling and looking the same way-ish?
Because this was how most of it was going down, but Layla, our photographer wasn’t going to miss an opportunity. She even hid behind the wall at one point. But, she kept at it, never losing her cool (unlike me…maybe) and got those very hard-earned smiles.
I think it’s pretty obvious who thinks she’s running the show around here.
Once we were done with out pictures, we walked over to a huge monitor where Layla took us through all of the pictures and options. We started with three on a screen and select our favorite. Once you go through once, you are told the price of all of the pictures and the package. If you want to reduce it, you reduce it until you find the package and pictures that meet your needs. They also offer canvas prints, calendars (starting with the month of your visit so you don’t waste months), books and cards.
After we made our selections, we walked around the shopping center and took some silly pictures while waiting for our professional pictures to print.
Less than 15 minutes later, we walked back over and our package was printed out and ready to go.
I took them home and swapped out our family pictures from two years ago with updated ones.
Am I the only one that keeps all of the old pictures in the frames so I can have a trip down memory lane with every update? Look how tiny our oldest was in that rocking chair (also, Portrait Innovations). I think it’s nice to see how much they’ve changed and grown. Of course, it does make closing the back of the frame a little harder.
And I updated our mantle pictures with new shots of the girls (of course, keeping their oldest ones behind them).
I know it can be a lot of work to schedule pictures, find the right clothes and go do them, but get them done. I’ve never regretted our professional pictures! But, even if you can’t, turn that phone around and get in the picture with your kids!
Portrait Innovations is offering their best spring special ever starting on Tuesday, 3/21/2017. Check out the Spring 24 Portrait Package that is only $19.99 plus a Free $100 16×20 Canvas with this coupon.
Included in the portrait package is 1-10×13 Wall Portrait, 2-8x10s, 4-5x7s, 4-3x5s, 8-2x3s, and 5-5×7 cards, plus a high resolution CD with your favorite pose. And, you can save 20% on all additional purchases in studio. Portrait Innovations never charges sitting fees so bring the whole family. Appointments are limited so schedule your appointment today!
Portrait Innovations wants to give one lucky reader a six pose package with 2 sheets of each pose! Please enter using the rafflecopter form below:
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What did you do this week?
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.