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Baby pictures

by Juliemara

Obviously I love pictures. I love pictures of my girls. I don’t think I take enough pictures, I should be taking 100 everyday.

20120723-231018.jpgI also love pictures of pretty things, which is why I follow people like Jen Gotch and Bonnie Tsang on instagram.

20120723-231027.jpgJenn Gotch

20120723-231034.jpgBonnie Tsang

I don’t think I am a very good photographer, I try to pay attention to what photographers, like Bonnie, do to make their images so appealing, and I still only love about 1 in one-hundred photos that I take, which is why I need to take one hundred pictures every day. And on top of that I feel like I have missed my chance for certain photo ops of the girls. Such as the cute baby wrapped in a towel after bath time or any photo that requires baby to stay in one place for more than half a second.
After many attempt I was able to get a few cute ones if Miss Talia, but Miss Jordan had more important places to be.




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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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Already two days old

by Juliemara

A few moments from our first days together.











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