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Do you hire a photographer?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

Do you hire a photographer for your family/kids pictures or do you go to chain stores like JC penny? 

How much do you typically spend?

Also, I would love to see some of your pictures with your answers.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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dbush0584
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Let me see what I can find. i'm mobile so I may have to get it tomorrow. Most of it is other work she's done. I don't have any of us because she JUST moved closer. There's lots with my daughter though.

Quoting Anonymous:


Can I see some of her work ?


Quoting dbush0584:

Sometimes I go to a chain but my mom is a photographer and she just moved closer to me so from now on she'll be doing then




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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM


What I do is I take the pictures to an oil painter I know and have him do his own rendition of children or pets in oils.  I use the photos to get some good, clear all around shots for him to work from when the live model isn't available.  I much prefer the oils.  Even have one over the fireplace.

Quoting Anonymous:

Have you ever thought of going to custom photographer? Like one that meets you at a park or something?

Quoting Anonymous:
I go to one of those photographers in the mall.  I even bring my pets so they have their own portrait done.  The cost is dependent on how many photos you purchase.



audreesmama
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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I'm a photographer, so I take them myself.

                                       

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:22 PM


Anyone with a cell phone can take better pictures then Portrait Innovations and JC Penny lol

Quoting JasonsMom2007:

I can take better pictures than the chains and don't have money for a pro. Photography is a hobby of mine.


Quoting Anonymous:


Howcome you have never hired anyone?


Quoting JasonsMom2007:

I take them myself.







My-mono-twins
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:22 PM

I have tons but its taking to long to load 

Quoting Anonymous:

 

Do you take your family pictures your self? Can I see some of your work? I want to see pictures and no one has shared any yet.

Quoting My-mono-twins:

 I am a photographer:)

 

 

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Cute!! Love the little details. Is your monitor calibrated? After I had mine calibrated it totally changed the game.


Quoting audreesmama:

I'm a photographer, so I take them myself.



southernbelletx
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:22 PM
Each time... But that's still a pretty good deal. My friends paid $1000 for pictures. I almost fell out when she told me that.


Quoting Anonymous:

Thats good! Do you spend about $500 each time or all around?



Quoting southernbelletx:

We hire a photographer 2x a year and spend about $500 for a cd with rights to the pics and a few pictures.





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nataliesmom2012
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:23 PM
We have had wonderful experiences every time we've been there and they're fairly cheap too. I'm sure they're all different though.

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh dear God, portrait innovations is icky :( Why not hire a professional? You usually can for the same price.



Quoting nataliesmom2012:

I hired a photographer to have boudoir pictures taken. That was the only time I've hired one though. We used to get the kids pictures taken at chain places like inside Walmart or sears or whatever until a friend of mine suggested Portrait Innovations. That's where we go for the family pictures and individuals of the kids.




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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Artsy :) What are you shooting/editing with now? 


Quoting cowboysgirl3227:

 Here are some recent ones.  I am by no means a professional but I love to do it and I am pleased with the results.

Quoting Anonymous:

Can I see some?!


Quoting cowboysgirl3227:

 I take them all myself.



 



Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:23 PM
I wanted to be a photographer before I had a child so I do them myself.
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