After a LOT of procrastination, obviously, I decided I had to just pick somebody. I looked through several websites and their pricing guides and picked somebody in the southern Metro (NOT local, which was a little frustrating but decent prices). Unfortunately, she had to cancel our scheduled session last minute and I did NOT want to wait any longer (I mean, eventually, it would just have been his two year pics!).
Thankfully, I mentioned it at gymnastics one night to another mom and she raved about the photographer she uses in Dassel. Perfect. WAY closer than the other photographer. I found her website and liked what I saw. I scheduled online (how easy is that?!?!) for the next available session, which was this past Tues morning.
Again, I didn't know what to expect but was hopeful. I mean, look at Mac...even if he's crabby, I knew we'd get at least a few good ones! And low and behold...he warmed up quickly and was a total ham; Renee, the photographer, was totally professional and flexible and knew exactly what to do to get the pics we wanted; and I was beyond pleased with the results. I think you'll agree...
|Mac 18 months|
During the session, we both noticed it had started to snow, so we ran outside and got a few really cute pics. So many things were not planned but are so perfect (like him playing peek-a-boo!). I could not be more pleased. I LOVED that when she was done, we sat right down and looked through them! I've always had to hold my breath until the pictures were ready a week or so later. It was hard to narrow it down (I mean, look at him!!!), but with her help, I did. I think there is a good mix of traditional poses and playful moments.
I guess I found my new photographer! Not bad for only trying one new person. A HUGE thank you to Kristi for recommending her. If you are looking for a child or family photographer in the far west Metro, I highly recommend taking a look at Renee's website and setting up a session! We'll be back later this summer for Mac's two year pics for sure!!!
As always, feel free to look through the photos and if you want to order, go right ahead through the website (there's a "prints" link at the top). Easy peasy. Happy viewing and ordering :)