November 17, 2010 8:22 pm

Proofs

We got the proofs of Wesley’s sad-face picture day back and they are actually slightly better than I expected. He does blend in with the background a bit (white turtleneck and blank white backdrop! turns out they weren’t kidding about the “dress in colorful clothes” thing) and he looks either vaguely uncomfortable or dreadfully blank in all of them, but he’s cute enough that it makes up for it.

This whole picture thing is a total racket though. My picture package options are like, Expensive, More Expensive, Outrageously Expensive, Arm-and-Leg, and Firstborn Son. And you can only order one pose per package but I have three poses to choose from that are all equally mediocre. And you can buy individual sheets of pictures, but unless you get the package they are $15 per sheet vs $8 per sheet with the package.

For the sake of frugality and practicality (seeing as how the pictures are adequate but not spectacular) I think I will get the least expensive package of the best pose, and then get an individual sheet of the other decent one. (Whyyyy did no one tell me he wasn’t covering the black mark on the floor in two of the three shots? And that my foot was in one of them? Argh.)

I guess since I was too lazy to ever get newborn portraits of him done, and these people came to me (well… daycare) instead of me having to go to them, I shouldn’t complain because beggars can’t be choosers. (But still. My foot. And the mark.)

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5 Comments

  • Jem says:

    Maybe it’s just ’cause I’m a tightarse, but I think you have so many great pictures of him that you’ve taken yourself, I wouldn’t bother paying for mediocre shots :x

  • the grumbles says:

    i can photoshop the pants off a cat. let me take your foot out, and the black mark?

  • Melissa says:

    I know what you mean with how expensive this stuff is. This is why I’ve never gotten newborn shots taken of Andrew. Just now are we thinking about having his pictures done professionally and it’s been almost a year!

    I’d probably do the same as you and order the cheapest package just because I’d HAVE to have something, even if they were mediocre.

  • Rose says:

    I was thinking the same thing as @Jem, actually…. :D

  • Rose says:

    huh. I have been spending too much time on twitter. @ing people for no reason…