Wednesday, March 04, 2009


I am a photo snob. I know it’s horrible, but I’m very particular about pictures that I’m paying someone to take. I think this is because I love taking pictures, and I think some of them come out somewhat decent. In fact there is only one person I would pay to take the peanuts picture, and that would be our wedding photographer.

Here is the problem. My mom (and many others) think that the peanut should be taken to studios (like Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, JC Penny, etc) to have his picture taken. I’m very against this, because of me being a photo snob. The funny thing about this is that I get coupons from these places ALL the time in the mail. Each add confirms my feelings against these places. Take this example.

It looks fine from far away, but if you look closer the big brother is sleeping on the baby! Who wants a picture of the big brother suffocating the baby? I will be taking pictures of the peanut, thank you very much.


Rain said...

I must say I disagree with you. I think that a kid should have professional pics taken at least once a year till they are school age then school pics are fine. The reason being your pics are fine but some day you will wish you could have had like family professional pics done. I am not saying go nuts and buy ever dumb photo or pose they take I am saying do the little 10 or 20 dollar package and make the others happy even if you disagree with it why deprive donnie and the others. Sometime we have to give in a little even when we do not like to :) so go get some professional peanut pics. LOL

Niki said...

We took Charlotte to Sears when we got one of those coupons, and it turned out that the only thing the coupon was actually good for was a teeny-tiny bit of $ off of a package costing hundreds of dollars. The prices are ridiculous, but we did get some really cute photos out of it. Granted, they were $15 each, but it's amazing how happy it made her Grandma JoAnn. If you're able to withstand the obnoxious sell job they try to do to make you buy the million-dollar packages, it's not a terrible experience. I would wait until Josiah is able to sit up on his own though. The sitting photos are the cutest things!

Anonymous said...

I love the pics that you take of baby Joe! Forget the photo studios, stay at home and take some pics this spring in the backyard. I think that they will hold so many more memories.