Laura - Mom to ds (10) and dd (7) "Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life." Brian Andreas.
Another time we took ds1 in and he was wearing a romper type outfit. The weird way the woman had him posed on the chair made it look like he was wearing a skirt, and I even pointed it out at the time. She insisted that it was fine. Sure enough when I saw the proofs they were ridiculous - it looked like a boy in a dress. I refused to buy any pictures that time and they were a little miffed.
So yes, you can get some good pics. I think it's better for little tiny babies or older kids, as they will sit still and do what you want them to. But PP is my personal idea of hell. My mom came with me one time and she still has flashbacks when we walk by the place.
First of all, they insisted on doing a bunch of other shots.
Then I found out that they use real film and actually develop the pictures for you to choose from instead of using digital. That way if you do not take some of the pics they just destroy them. What a waste.
When I chose the picture I wanted, I was not able to get it in the large size print for some reason. I think it was the way it was shot and it was not centered or something. Of course that was the picture with the number 1 in it. I was very clear about wanting that picture. They did not seem to care what I wanted.
Not such a great experience, I will not be going back.:
I'd rather get pictures of DD in the back yard, it seems more organic to me. With a digital camera you can take 50 pics as easily as you can take 5, and it's a good chance you'll catch a great shot then.
Mama to (DS 7) and (DD 5), wife to DH
There seems to be a get-the-picture-no-matter-how-the-kid-feels mentality. The other shoot going on while we were there had 6 kids with two tearful toddlers who wanted desperately to leave and they just kept going on, and on and on with the shoot. Maybe that's just me though - I wouldn't have cared if I had a pic of none, one, or both of my dd's as long as they were happy with the experience.
We might try it again though with the coupon if we we were looking for something to get out and do.
the last time i went the staff was soo rude i will not go back to that location!
IMO they're not worth the price. We'll only go back just to get a free 8x10.
A, wife to R, mom to 3 boys and welcoming a baby girl in May 2015
I only go if I have a free picture coupon and I only get the free picture.
That's our policy now as well. The one time we went there we were not impressed at all for the prices they charge - we ended up taking the free 10 x 13 and only ordering (2) 5 x 7s. I agree it's hit or miss with any photographer anywhere, but I've been much happier with our more affordable (and better) pics from other studios.
Wife to an amazing man , mommy to 3 wild dudes: ds1 (5/23/05 @ 30 weeks), ds2 (3/5/09) , and ds3 (9/26/10) . Part time librarian, full time mommy, occasional chef and maid.
We will not be going back.