I looked into taking the kids to a local Wal-mart photostudio to take advantage of those back to school special packages. But, I can't order four separate packages at the sale price, and I want each kid to have their own portraits.
Now, those of you who know me, know that I am an amateur photographer, and my favorite subject to capture is my kids! I decided that when the mood struck me, I would attempt to take some pictures myself. This way, I can order only the exact prints I actually want ( instead of those school pre-set packages).
Today we realized that the public schools started back to class. Shawn had the day off, so we decided to have a NOT back to school celebration. We headed out to Little Red River Park to run around and enjoy the nice weather... with camera in tow of course! The light was perfect, and I was able to get some nice pictures of each of the kids.
So, this is a sneak peak at what the grand parents will be receiving this year for annual photos...
So what do you think? Will anyone miss the school style portraits? I've already ordered prints, which means they will also be in the mail a lot earlier than usual too! Not only do I like my portraits better (I'm allowed to be biased) than what I had gotten from the school, but they are cheaper! Because I was able to order only what I wanted, portraits for all four kids cost me only a little bit more than what I paid for Baden's alone last year. Besides what I ordered for each set of grandparents, they can always have printed what ever sizes they want!
Maybe we're not missing out after all?