Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Portrait Innovations. I received a free sitting and portrait package in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are completely my own and have not been influenced in any way.
With a family the size of mine, it can be challenging to get family portraits taken. But, as a mom of so many, I know there are few things more important than preserving memories of our children as they grow through the years. That’s why I am so in love with Portrait Innovations. I am certain they were created just to make the life of a busy mom better!
Portrait Innovations recently contacted me and asked me to give them a try. Because we live 2 hours away from the closest mall, I didn’t even realize there was a Portrait Innovations available! They set me up with an appointment with my family at their Marietta, GA location for this past Saturday evening. Because it was short notice, I wasn’t able to get the entire crew together for family portraits, but Gene and I did take the youngest 3 down for a fun portrait session. (That’s why you’ll notice just half of my family in the photos.)
We arrived about 25 minutes early for our session, and the studio was buzzing! So many families were there, dressed to the nines, and ready to have their family photos taken. We were greeted right away, and they promised to be with us shortly. To be honest, we were glad we had arrived early, just because the kids had just endured a 2+ hour car ride, and they needed a few minutes to unwind and get their wiggles out.
When the photographer was ready for us, she took us into the studio. She was **so great** with the kids! I’m quite certain she was made for her job! The kids took to her right away, and each one was excited to get on with the portrait taking. She did a great job of making sure we were all comfortable and happy, and she had us laughing and giggling the entire time she was with us.
Not once did we ever feel rushed, nor did we feel like she was just doing her job to get it done. She took her time with us — even during Sawyer’s absolute meltdown — and she made us feel special. I was truly impressed with how well she did her job, and our entire experience.
After our session was over, she took us to a large TV screen and quickly pulled up our photos from the session. Talk about instant gratification! The hardest part of the entire appointment was narrowing down the pictures to the six we could keep in our package. There were so many great shots! She even got the two shots I wanted most… First, she got this shot of hubby and I:
I’m absolutely in love with it. While I’m not thrilled with the fact that I’ve gained so much weight back, she still made me feel comfortable and beautiful in this shot. Gene and I rarely get our photo taken together, so this shot was super special to me. I couldn’t be happier with the shot that she captured.
Next, she caught this shot for me…
You see, just that morning, Gage had lost his other front tooth. Because it’s right near Christmas time, I wanted to document this as the year that all Gage wanted for Christmas was his two front teeth. 🙂 She did a fantastic job of getting him to smile big to show off his toothless grin.
The only problem that we had with the entire session was that the printer was down that day. That meant we wouldn’t be able to take the portraits home with us right away. Yes, it was a bummer — especially since we live 2+ hours away, but they promised to mail them to us as soon as their printer was back up and running. ((PLEASE NOTE: They do NOT typically mail portraits to you. It’s safer and better for you to pick them up in person. They made an exception for us, simply because we live so far away, and it would be a huge inconvenience for us to come back.))
Even though the printer wasn’t working, we were still able to leave that day with our disk in hand. Not only that, but they sent me a text message with a link to download the Portrait Innovations app. Less than 2 minutes after I walked out the door of their studio, I had instant access to my pictures that I could share on social media! How great is that?
Overall, I am truly impressed with Portrait Innovations, and I will definitely be taking my entire crew down for a full set of family pictures. I know they can handle it, and I know they’ll do an amazing job! I also love that they always have some kind of special deal on portrait packages. Right now, you can find tons of amazing specials and deals on their website. (Be sure to check out their pre-Black Friday deal!)
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