We have been meaning to get Devyn’s picture taken for her birthday, well, since her birthday back in November. We finally went this past Saturday.
I take her picture all the time, but I’m no photographer so we have to have studio pictures taken every once in a while. I would love to get pictures taken by this lady…I think her pictures are so stunning and real, but alas I don’t have the $1300 (starting figure that doesn’t include the pictures) for her to come and photograph my family so we just do the JCPenny thing.
The last time we got her picture taken was when she was 9 months old and she cried every time the lady pulled the camera out. I think we got two pictures from that session, and she was about to cry or crying in both of them. That was a while back so we hoped this time would be better…we were wrong. She obviously doesn’t like strangers pointing cameras at her. I think a career as a celebrity with paparazzi following her around might be out of the question…which is quite fine by me.
We ordered a bunch of prints (we will be sending copies to family, so if you're family don't worry we'll get those in the mail when we pick them up), but also opted to pay the $4.99 to have them emailed to us. I got that email today!
DH and I talk all the time about whether we think our girls are so adorable because we are their parents or because they really are cute? I think it’s that they really are adorable, and if you don’t agree that’s fine but don’t share your opinion with me because I might not like you as much after that. : )
She was so upset about being there that we kept having to give her anything we could think of to keep her even remotely happy, including Ari's notebook and pencil, and her book "The Twits" by Roald Dahl. I'm not thrilled that "The Twits" is in the picture, but her face is too cute to not have gotten copies...notice there is not one picture of her smiling...maybe next time, but I'm not holding my breath.
By the way (family) just in case you're thinking of trying to copy these pictures the following disclaimer came with the email: Professional portraits are copyright protected. Images on SmilesByWire are low resolution; intended for electronic viewing and sharing only. You may reorder our professional high quality prints by selecting "Order Portraits."