I took Cupcake to get her first professional pictures taken today. She didn’t fuss too much, but we didn’t get a really good smile out of her, either. Still, we got a couple of cute poses where she’s at least looking at the camera. I’ve been very pleased with a studio called Portrait Innovations. We’ve used them a couple of times now, and they do a great job, give you lots of different poses to choose from, have some nice props (like rocking chairs, etc.) to use, and seem to always have a special running where you can get 1 10×13, 2 8x10s, 4 5x7s, 4 3x5s, and 32 wallets, plus 6 portrait greeting cards, for $9.95. That’s a really good deal, considering that they print the pictures immediately, so you can take them home right away. Of course, you have to sit through their spiel where they try to get you to purchase tons of additional photos and decorative options, but my experience has been that they’re still nice about it even if you say you just want the special.
We have friends coming over for dinner tonight, so I’m off to cook and clean.