Thursday, September 6, 2007

Little Images

Tomorrow, we'll be going to a proper studio for Aaron's first baby photos. Actually, going to the studio will also be a first for me since my own babyhood.

I have come across so many vouchers that waive the sitting fee AND give you a free 10" x 8" photograph. Of course, they must be working on the assumption that any parent seeing such cute photos of their baby could not possibly resist purchasing ALL of them.

At this moment, I have it in my mind to use those vouchers and not purchase anything. Is that so wrong? Afterall, they did advertise and print out the vouchers in newspapers that thousands of people would have come across. But somehow, I feel bad thinking about doing it. Afterall, the photographer would have to spent her time and effort on it. I haven't even done anything yet and already I'm preparing myself for feeling guilty. Isn't that just setting myself up to buy the photos?

7 comments:

Surfergirl said...

Cool! haha thats a good warm up for aaron, when i get there he will be the subject of many many shots!

number said...

Remember Aaron used to get flashes from the cameras and won't go to sleep at night? Hope he has grown out of it by now.

Bilbo said...

You're right in that the studios offer the free photo on the assumption that you'll order lots more. Most people do. So you don't need to feel bad about only taking the free one, as the photographer will almost certainly recoup the minimal loss on other customers. I'd save the mass purchases for the times when you want a family photo, not just one of Aaron...after all, you can take perfectly good pictures of him yourself, but it's very hard to take your own family photo (timer or no, you just never get a good result on a do-it-yourself attempt).

Serina Hope said...

You shouldn't feel guilty either way. But I bet you end up buying something. It is so hard not to.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Official baby pictures are a great milestone in life.

JUST A MOM said...

you could be settign yrouself up BUT on the other hand what you cn be thinking is,,,,,,,,,,, "I AM SEARCHING FOR A STUDIO FOR FUTURE AND ALWAYS" photos,,

Amanda said...

What insightful comments you all have. I can see lots of experience in them.

Bilbo, you are right about waiting to purchase family photos. Maybe we'll do that when Richard is here. So, as Just A Mom says, this is just scouting around.

Serina Hope, I'll be trying my best to keep up the resistance. I remember getting the idea for photos from one of your previous posts with beautiful pictures of your children....So, we'll see.

Surfergirl and Number, don't worry. He could deal with the papparazi right now.