Do you ever get your kid's picture taken? Are you one of those that does the whole 'every 6 months' thing? Are you a holiday person? Or maybe the whole family on some sandy white beach with denim, white and khaki coordinating outfits? Yeah, I'm none of these. As in literally DO NOT get my kids pictures taken by professionals. Now I know my sisters are saying, "Whoo girl, we know you do, we were there." But really sis, YOU made me. YOU two set up the appointment, drove the car and even helped watch my then 1 year old child. So I would say technically, NO I don't take my kids to get their pictures taken. Any time a professional has taken them has been because it was a school picture or a dear aunt made me do it.
But what I am trying to figure out is why? Why don't I get their pictures taken? What's my deal. I take a bazillion pictures a day of my kids. The evidence of that is in all these posts of ever stupid antic that comes across my household. Heck, I take pictures of socks under a bed. I have narrowed it down to a couple of reasons why I won't record their childhood on that glossy paper.
1. I "think" I am a photographer so I feel like paying someone else would just be a total slap in the face to my mad skills.
2. Money... hello... there is an economic crisis going on.
3. Those stupid backgrounds. Really, no one believes that's a real bridge behind you, it's a stupid canvas, so just get rid of it.
4. I am scared out of my mind to take my child to that place and them not tear up the set, not listen to the photographer, give their ugly smiles (you know the big cheese, eye squint one,) and then I have to pay for that crap. I swear I am breaking out in a sweat just thinking about it.
And then I think about the family picture and that leads me to the thought, "Yeah, when I lose like 40 lbs, that would be awesome. I would love some outside, in the trees shot. You know black sweaters, jeans, and some rocking jewelry. I would be hot man, and then it would be captured forever on film. Oh wait, this was about the kids... never mind, just forget that random thought.
So what do you do? How do you overcome your fear, if any, of the whole professional photographer thing. *FYI I didn't have a professional photographer at my wedding either (I know, shudders and gasps)
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