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I've not really, not the gorgeous artsy ones anyway.<br><br>
My kids had portraits Friday and I asked if we could do a quick one with the 3 of us. I wish I had my hair and makeup done but I think the kids liked it.<br><br><a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/2604654876_8cccbd141f_o.jpg" target="_blank">Us</a>
 

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That's an awesome picture!<br>
I'm so unphotogenic, even when I'm not feeling big as whale. I really doubt I'll have any pictures done before the baby gets here. I've taken a few belly shots but thats about it.
 

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I wish I had some nice shots from my first pregnancy. We didn't have a camera, so all my belly pics were done with a webcam. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> This time I'll be doing my own maternity portraits since I have a decent camera and tripod.
 

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No--I think it would be nice, but I just don't see it happening. Between super hectic schedules (work, trying to get house ready for baby) and the expense (on top of all the money we've been spending to renovate the house, buy baby stuff, buy a new (to us) car, etc.), I don't think we're in a place where a splurge like that of both time and money will feel pleasant and fun. I just hope we don't regret it later. I've been taking weekly pics of my growing self, so at least I have historical documentation.
 

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I am doing belly shots on Saturday! I am so excited. I will try and post when I get them(if they come out good..lol)<br><br>
And that pic is great Megan!!
 

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We have ours scheduled for July 1st. I'm a little nervous because I feel I'm not the most photogenic person but I know if I don't do it, I'll regret it.
 

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Too cute! I would love to but right now money is beginning to get tight so I'm trying to take my own. I would love to do one with DP but doesn't look like that will happen.
 

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That's a great picture!<br><br>
Mine are scheduled for August 1st! And that same photographer will be coming to the birth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's a great picture!<br><br>
Mine are scheduled for August 1st! And that same photographer will be coming to the birth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I took my own and am really happy with how they came out! (I'd love to share but I'm afraid they'd get stolen, a bit of a problem on flickr. I've got to get a water mark on them before I make them public.) I did a couple nude one's of myself and then one with dd kissing/talking to my belly with a black background. Super happy with them and a bit bummed I didn't do something like that when I went with dd. lol<br><br>
I totally need some one to do my birth pictures!! My mom did a super job last time, but she's not around anymore<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. Hopefully I can find a friend willing to help.
 

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Kari, I've been doing my own as well in front of a white back drop. I haven't been able to do a belly shot since 23 weeks because I don't have enough light in my mom's house (where we are staying right now). I'm going to try to get DH to help me set up the backdrop outside this weekend and see if I can make it work out there.
 

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I'm having professional shots done next week. I'm excited!
 

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I guess I've had "professional" pics done since dh is a photographer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> We tried to get some good ones at the beach last week, but I just couldn't get into it. I was being kind of bi#%*y and got frustrated with the process. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> I was really trying to trust him and pose how he wanted me to, but it just wasn't working. I kept feeling self-concious. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Maybe if we try some indoor shots it will work out better. I'd post the ones we did, but he hasn't gotten off his media card yet - I will when I can.
 

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I'm a photographer so I do them of other people. Even the most so-called "unphotogenic" people look great in their belly shots! (you can see some on my flickr acct). I've done some at home too of my own belly, the hardest part is getting my son to cooperate!
 

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Those are beautiful photos! I love the black and white. I've always wanted to have pregnancy pics done like that, like I've seen in BabyStory where you're draped in material and with your kids. My husband is in Iraq and my oldest doesn't hold the camera steady enough yet, so I set it on the counter and use the timer and try to get one of my belly every few weeks. My husband loves to see it growing in pictures since he's never seen it in real life as he left in December right after we conceived.
 

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For those that can't afford it sign up for Picture People email or some other studio. They will often send you a coupon for a free 8x10.<br><br>
Or you could just have a SO or friend take your pics. Outdoor pics turn out really well as the lighting is often more flattering. If you don't have one borrow a digital camera and just take loads and loads of pics. I bet you will find a few you like.
 

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This is my last pregnancy since DH is getting his V in a few weeks! I have been on the fence about getting photos taken because I am not confident in how I look. So, I decided to have them done for my own enjoyment. Depending on how they turn out and how I feel about myself, I may share them with a few close friends. Otherwise, I am doing it just for myself. My appt is Friday, and I found a female prof photographer close by who has very reasonable rates.
 

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you guys look sooo beautiful!!!!!! I want some so bad but not sure if we can pay for them. I found a lady and I want to do some with my girls, we'll see.... thanks for sharing your pic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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