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Who has wallet photos any more?

by Juliemara

Once you have a baby local portrait studios, you know the ones with the fall foliage and sponge paint blue back drops, start sending you coupons for free studio sessions and a print package for $7-$12, the catch, you get to choose one pose and you get about 50 copies of that one picture in various colors and sizes. This was my “favorite pose” that I chose from the girls first studio portraits. And after taking the 8×10 for our home, and giving the grandparents their 5×7’s I am left with these,

wallets and 4×6’s of a cute, but not amazing studio portrait of my girls before they could sit up on their own. In this amazing age of information and digital technology I don’t know anyone who carries photos in their wallet, if you do, well, that’s very retro of you. It would probably be more cost efficient for these studios to offer a single print in the size you choose and a digital copy that you can save, email, blog or print as you wish. I don’t carry wallet pictures, I prefer my 1600 pictures that I can scroll through on my phone and choose to show off based on my mood or the person or the situation.

I know a lot of you who read my blog each day know my family and the girls personally, so if you would like to have one of these hard copy photos send me an email with your address and I’ll mail one to you, or even if you don’t and you want one email me, that’s ok too! I just hate to throw them away, but I am determined not to end up on Hoarders. I’ll probably continue to use these local portrait studios because they do look professional and the lighting is always nice and the price really can’t be beat. Maybe I’ll just start taking my own back drops and props, theirs tend to be a bit cheesy.

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9 Responses leave one →
  1. Tracey permalink
    May 1, 2012

    I’ll take 5. Thanks!

  2. Aunt Renee permalink
    May 1, 2012

    Of course I would love one of those photos, I’m old school!

  3. Shani permalink
    May 1, 2012

    I’ll take one! 🙂

  4. Alyssa permalink
    May 1, 2012

    Soooo true! That’s why you guys have the 1 of Ella! Haha. 🙂 I’ll take 1 to put on her picture board in her room. 🙂

    • Alyssa permalink
      May 1, 2012

      I’ll get it from you tonight at MJ… don’t waste a stamp mailing it. 🙂

  5. May 1, 2012

    I’m surprised they didn’t use any props to “prop” the babies up. Here’s what the studio we used did when the trips were about 3 months and a long way from sitting up!


    • May 2, 2012

      Those pics are adorable! That was a great idea to but them in baskets! I guess my studio wasn’t the best, which is probably why it’s now Out Of Bussiness!

  6. Marcy permalink
    May 2, 2012

    I would LOVE one!!! The dresses are adorable on the little cuties!!!
    Love, Marcy

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