It just might be my nostalgic side, but I really like to have professional photography done of my children. Well, our whole family, really; but especially of my children. I was practically begging my husband to be able to get them done by a certain company with my firstborn, but my hubby is the practical…errr…the un-nostalgic, $$$ man. I suppose that’s not really a bad thing. Someone has to keep my head out of the clouds, right?
Anyway, we did end up getting some “professional” photos of our firstborn because someone had given us windfall money to do so. Unfortunately, I didn’t like the pictures that much and to this day, I still wish I was able to do it with the company I had originally had in mind. But I will veer off from this story right now, as it might set off a slew of typed complaints.
For my second child, I of course wanted to have some pro photos done. We, of course, didn’t have the funds to do it again this time. We didn’t get any cash to spend for it this time, but in all honesty, I was just hoping that we will have plenty of pictures from our family. Well, even that idea is still proving to be a bust.
So my daughter’s first birthday was coming around and I honestly think that sometime around then I was thinking about how nice it would be to have some professional photos done since she never got any from when she was a newborn (or thereafter at that time). I was even thinking about a smash cake photo op.
Enter this lady from my mom’s group.
She happens to be a photographer, and from the previews that I saw of our shoot, is a very good one at that. I am so thankful and feel very blessed for my daughter to have been able to do a smash-cake photo shoot with her…for FREE! She was trying to get some smash cake photos for her promo cards and I just happened to be able to be the first person to respond to her post. I feel so blessed to be able to have professional smash-cake photos of my little gal, and am thankful she took pics of my little guy and me, too. I feel that God really answered a prayer and desire of my heart. I know that it’s a luxury to have professional photos, and to some, it is quite a piddly thing; and so I feel even more blessed at that thought.
p.s. I am still awaiting my copy of the pictures, and am yet unsure if I will be posting them (hence no pics with this post).