One of the things I wanted for my birthday was to do a nice family photo shoot to get an image we could use on a Christmas card. My thought was that we'd get a photographer to come do a family shoot and end up with precious photos of our family and the girls to put in our home.
Instead, after seeing the promotion, we decided to give jcp a shot.
I had misgivings because they're a corporation after all. It wasn't at my home, it was a big studio. But I expected that the photographer would take time to ask what we wanted and have creative poses for us.
I told them that we wanted to get some good family photos and some nice pictures of the girls. We all wore our Converse shoes so I thought it would be fun to use them in some way. We brought cute hats for the girls to wear as well.
Now, I understand that children are unreliable. That they don't always co-operate and that they don't understand what's being asked of them. Especially a 5-month old. But, given what I asked for you would think that I would get ONE useable picture of both girls together. I did not.
I wish that they had had the multiple shot feature where it would have taken 3-4 shots each time the button was pushed. This one could have been good.
I don't even know what Addy is doing here.
And here are some good ones:
This will likely be our Christmas card picture.
I think we ordered a larger one of this size for our wall, though I feel like she framed it poorly. There's a lot of empty space above our heads.
So now that you've seen them - here's my thoughts. The photographer did not suggest any poses other than us standing and holding the girls and seating Reese in a basket with Addy next to her. I suggested we sit and it was like she'd never thought of that. I mentioned our shoes and she apparently thought I meant I wanted them cropped out (which she did anyway). Why would we ALL wear the same shoes if I didn't want them in a picture?
All-in-all, we got what I wanted which was a nice-ish family shot plus a Christmas card photo. Plus, grand total spent was $12 for the entire thing - sitting fees, digital copy, 2 8X10", 1 5X7", and one 10x13".
We'll try again next year.