Walmart and I have a love/hate relationship going on, and that includes the photo studio..since there is nowhere else to go in our tiny town, and because the prices are unbeatable. They have super sweet deals on packages that include quite enough pictures to satisfy our LARGE families desires. However, the draw back is that you have to choose the first photo you like, and that is the photo you get in your package. HOWEVER, they still have to take 6 more shots AFTER you pick your pose, AND the poses taken after your pick CANNOT be your package deal, even if they are cuter. To purchase extra sheets is mucho expensive--this is where they snag you, because to no avail they are able to catch a cuter one after your original pick.
I also hate it because, sometimes your kid has had enough and they HAVE to take 6 more pictures or the photo studio cannot complete the photo shoot (see picture below) and you DO NOT get any pictures. I also feel pressure, because the first time one picture is semi-cute I feel like I have to hang on to it(they erase them on the spot if that is not your pose shot), or by the time I absolutely think one is perfect--we cannot get another six out of the kid, or the child does not give me anything to work with if I erased the semi good one. It is enough to drive a normal mother mad, as we want the BEST picture to capture our child's life, let alone a mother with OCD or anxiety--it would push them over the edge. To dress up a child and find time to have the other children watched is already and impossible 'feat', and to have a photo shoot go bad...is not good news nor an OPTION at this point!
You also are NOT allowed to have more than one child photographed for a package deal on the same day...WHATEVER! Anyways-despite all my complaining allot of my children's first years have been recorded under their camera and I do thank them for that!
The AbOvE picture is the extra poses, and the BeLoW picture is what happens when you go too long with a bAbY and the camera!However, despite the tears, I appreciate the way this pictures catches her red color in her hair, the hair that flips up on occasion in back...and this is a Dacie face I AM Very FAMILIAR with! Sorry the pictures are not the best quality, I am having to take a picture of a picture because we DO NOT have a SCANNER! This is my FAVORITE pose...however, it was NOT my first pose I picked, so it is in addition too!
And here is the winner! The pose of all poses...or the first of all the poses I should say!
OK, and I was taking down my Valentines decorations--we had this one hanging on Dacie's door, it was given to me when I was super young, from my,now, deceased grandparents. Don't you think it appropriate whose door it was hanging on? Who does it remind you of (hint: you have just seen other pictures of the cherub)? She is our sweetheart still!