Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Never Again!

I swore a while back that I would never again go to a studio to get our pictures taken. I have be spoiled by having a really great photographer take amazingly wonderful pictures for our family. Not only are the pictures beautiful but the experience is fast, fun and, painless!

Today I broke down and went to a studio that prints the pictures while you wait with my friend Erica and her family for some super last minute Christmas pictures. Let me just tell you............. I will NEVER EVER do that again!

When I called I asked for 2 appointments. They only scheduled one. They took all the pictures super fast not taking time to get the perfect shot. When we were done they could not split the order because "the computer wouldn't let them" and we had to sit there with all 7 of our kids to try and figure out how to split the order while they sat and watched.

As we all huddled around the computer to choose our pictures I was very disenchanted.

While I may not be anywhere near a professional photographer I do know there is a very precise art to lighting, angles, and aperture. There is much attention to detail needed.

While we were taking the pictures,  I .... the customer.... sat and removed gaps from each of my friend's family photos. I wondered if the people taking the pictures had much more then the knowledge of the classic point and shoot.

We took a group shot and when we looked at our options I asked the photographer why no one had said anything about the positioning of Makenzie's arm. In every single picture it was sticking straight out on top of Erica's head.  She just gave me a blank stare and answered my question by changing the subject.

This is an art people!  Geez!

Needless to say we did not wait for our pictures. I will go get them in the morning after I have a little chat with someone higher then Miss point and shoot. At the end of the day we may not have any pictures after the agony of getting 10 people ready, out the door, and smiling!

I missed Mary Beth today! I want real, unscripted, natural photos!  I swear I will never cheat on her again with any studio.... EVER!

We won't be doing that again!

However, we all survived and had a great rest of the day!

Tomorrow I plan on finishing up everything I need to do for Christmas! I think I am in for an adventure!

Believe... Prayer Works!

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