I’ve stopped taking my kids to portrait sessions. You know the ones I’m talking about, where they cover a block up with a carpet or a blanket and then set your kid up there, hand them some kind of a ball to hold (if they are a boy) or they hand them a flower to hold (if they are a girl) and then they shove a feather duster at their face to make them smile.
Yeah, those portrait sessions. I’ve stopped going. I guess it’s kind of like how I’ve stopped going to the hospital to have my babies. Been there, done that. Wanted a change. Same thing for the portrait sessions.
At first I felt major mommy guilt about this, you know, because with the first few kids I was so diligent about taking them for their 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and 12 month portraits. But with the last few kids….well, it’s not that I don’t want to get their portraits taken. It’s just that I’ve lost interest in them. The portrait sessions! Not the kids! First of all, they cost a lot of money. You’ve got your sitting fee, and then each portrait sheet can cost $15 at some places, and that’s only for one pose. And then there’s the hassle of going down there and hoping that your kids or your baby is going to be cooperative. I’ve just had enough of all that. I’ve lost the desire to go. I have a good camera ~ why not make my own portrait session? I’ve seen it done a zillion times. How hard can it be?
So the other day I placed Aiden on a plush white blanket in front of a window so that I could use the natural light, and I snapped these shots.
Okay, I still have some work to do in editing, I suppose. But these aren’t half bad! I’d say the first two might even be frame-worthy, don’t you think?