I always have a camera ready to capture those memorable family moments. The unfortunate part is, I’m not a photographer. Out of focus, off center, slanted and many times, I even manage to get my fingers in the shot – that takes talent people, but not the right kind of talent.
I actually try to even set up photo shoots in my home to capture the kids. When the baby was born I tried with prop after prop and snapped away with my fancy camera just to get the right shot. I managed to get one absolutely amazing picture, but the camera was on some weird mode and it turned out really dark and not even Photoshop could help it (that first pic below… that’s the really good photoshopped version of the really bad dark pic). I guess that means I got no good shots then right?
I have a confession, I have not taken the baby for professional pictures yet (other than her passport photo if that even counts). I know, major #momfail. I could say I’ve been too busy, which is true but I’m sure I could have found at least an hour to take her into a studio to get newborn photos.
Thankfully Christmas is just around the corner and as always we will get family photos professionally taken. Starting October 25th at Sears with every $50 purchase on kids’ fashions you receive 10 Free personalized photo greeting cards + a FREE photo shoot. I will be taking the kids and also getting a family portrait that I can be proud to hang on my wall … please don’t make me post the ones we tried to take on our own … absolutely terrible.
Please learn from my mistakes, get professional photos done. I truly regret not getting newborn photos with my little one. There aren’t too many things I’d do over, but that is one of them. When I see all those adorable newborn photo ideas on Pinterest my heart hurts that I didn’t take an hour, bring her into a studio and get a few shots that I would cherish forever.
On a side note, if Photoshop is your thing, could I send you the original dark photo above to see if you might have better luck making it pretty? I’m desperate here people.
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