Saturday, January 23, 2010

Maternity Photos!


















I had to post these ASAP because I think they came out so cute. But, there is a story. Remember back in August I won that Baby Expo grand prize? As part of that, I got a gift certificate to a local photographer (who I will not mention) expressly for maternity photos. Well, last Monday (35 weeks) Brett and I went and used that gift certificate. They didn't like the ideas we had and the changes of clothes we brought with us, so they chose the ones they thought were best and posed us however they wanted. We weren't thrilled but thought we'd wait and see. Yesterday, I went to pick up the proofs, leaving a $150 deposit. Apparently, we'd used up the gift certificate on the sitting fee...but that's okay, I really wanted maternity pics (it took us so damn long!). However, the pics were kind of awful. They were totally bland and it didn't look like us, we didn't look happy, and (get this) for one 5x7 print, they were charging $75. So, ridiculously expensive for something we didn't even like. This prompted me to make an appointment yesterday with a local, inexpensive big store that happens to have a photo studio (you know, the ones where the kids holiday pics are done?). Well, we had an appointment there today at 1:20...and these are the pics we got. I love them. I think they are cute, they let us do what we wanted, they are sweet but still show us being ourselves. What do you guys think? In any event, we spent less than that $150 deposit (that I am getting back on Monday) on a TON of photos that look great. We had a great time and feel good.

15 comments:

Caroline said...

Hi there,
I love the maternity photos - particularly the black and white one that you posted. They will be a beautiful reminder of your pregnancy.

Not Your Aunt B said...

The yoga pose is my fave. So you. They are all beautiful! Phooey on the expensive photography place, what's the point if you're not going to LOVE them?

Nikki said...

Beautiful! You guys look so happy and excited! Lovely pictures!

Amber said...

These are great! I'm glad you stuck it to the expensive place and went elsewhere, and most of all, I'm glad you got pictures that you're happy with!!!

I agree- the yoga pose is my fave, too. It's so.... you! lol

Sky said...

And you thought your tummy was small. HA!

But you look great - and so do the pics.

lastchanceivf said...

The yoga one is definitely my favorite! It should go framed on the wall somewhere--maybe at your yoga studio too!

Libby said...

Your photos are beautiful, especially the black and white one :) I also wanted to finally comment and say Congratulations! I came across your blog a several weeks ago when I was searching for gluten/miscarriage info. I'm glad you are finally experiencing sweet success!

kayjay said...

I devoured your photos - they look so beautiful and you definitely made the right decision. I was just looking into getting some photos done myself and I was astounded at how much some photographers were charging - $400 sitting fees plus the cheapest photo package for 3-4 prints at $1,800!!!! You just gotta trust your gut instinct. Go get your deposit back from the other place!!

PJ said...

They are fantastic! My favorite is the last one.

It's great that you got them inexpensively. :)

35 weeks, amazing! You'll have her in your arms in the next 5 weeks or so.

mekate said...

beautiful! and good for you for going ahead and doing another shoot-- that was so smart and so good.
I love the shots of you-- especially fond of the one of you in the lotus, it is simply beautiful.

Me said...

That "free" deal sounds a lot like a scam to me.

Lisa said...

Sue,

You are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Great pics. We got them done too. I say, we did so much to get here, I didn't want to ever forget!

I can't wait to hear the news of your bundle of joy soon. Rest up!!

Lost in Space said...

Beautiful, Sue! Your slow growing belly came in perfectly. (-;

Jill M. said...

LOVE them! My favorite is that last one, but they are all great. Your belly is definitely looking bigger and cute as ever!

Angie said...

Awwww, LOVE your pictures! Great choice! Cannot believe your little girl will be here so soon now! Take care! xoxo