Today we took Caroline to Sears to get her three month pictures taken. She wore an outfit I had purchased (before she was even born) for the express purpose of using it in her three month pictures.
She napped the whole way there thanks to the beauty of a car seat in a moving vehicle. However, when we were ready to take her pictures, she was groggy and not interested. She wouldn’t even look at the photographer let alone smile. Great. Total and complete strikeout.
Fortunately, they weren’t really busy so we arranged to come back in about an hour. We went to the family restroom area, gave her a bottle, let her stretch out on a blanket, and just generally chill. By the time we were ready to head back, she was looking a little more like herself, but still pretty low-key.
Apparently they decided to have the most experienced photographer work with our uncooperative child because we had a different photographer when we returned. This lady knew her stuff and when we talked with her we found out she’s been doing this for seventeen years. That’s a lot of baby photos. She was able to get Peanut to smile and we ended up with several nice photos which were made even nicer with some of the enhancements they can do with the computer. We did half the photos of just Caroline and then changed her outfit and did half of us as a family.
When we get them in a couple of weeks, I’ll put some on here. We made sure we got the name of the photographer so we can be sure to request her next time. I think the first girl was way too hyper and in your face with Caroline and she simply doesn’t respond to that kind of play. The other woman did a much better job with her.
So we survived our first portrait session! Thanks for all of the good tips and information you shared several days ago. It was very helpful!