Back in February the big girls had “spring” pictures taken at school. I do love when my girls bring home their fall school pictures which are a more traditional face shot with the school year in the bottom corner. I always purchase these to document how they grow each year regardless of the goofy smile or messed up hair, hehe. But these spring pictures didn’t impress me especially with the outrageous price tag attached to them. And so I sent them back because I knew I could take all of my girls to Portrait Innovations where I knew I would be over the moon pleased with the results and I wouldn’t bust my bank account in the process.
One of the big reasons I really love Portrait Innovations is because they encourage their clients to bring in wardrobe changes and props from home. For our session I decided to bring the girls Easter outfits for a more formal picture and four different solid colored tops for a more relaxed photo. I also brought along Lilah’s big collection of plush kitty cats to document this adorable obsession she has had for the past year or so.
The girls love going to Portrait Innovations because the employees have fun interacting with them and making them laugh. And let me tell you capturing a photo of my two year old little wild child, Lilah Rose, is no easy task. Some trickery was involved in getting her to sit where the photographer wanted and when even that wouldn’t work she was able to work with what Lilah was willing to do and still managed to capture awesome photos. For example to capture this photo Lilah simply did not want to lay down on her back with her sisters. The photographer suggested I hold her cradled in my arms and to fly her around the room like an airplane. When she was happy and giggling I slid her right into her spot and the photographer snapped some quick photos and manged to snag this beauty! I couldn’t believe they were ALL smiling and ALL of their eyes were looking at the camera. You can truly tell every single employee loves their job and creating beautiful memories for parents to treasure for a lifetime.
They also have an abundance of backdrops and props to choose from. The new spring backdrops include a gorgeous park setting as well as a beach scene. In addition to those there are so many more to choose from as well including wood, brick, chalkboard, solid colors, and so much more.
In addition to the backdrops the amount of props that Portrait Innovations has on hand is truly amazing. So many different chairs, benches, flowers, beach balls, sea shells, and number to name a few. Kaelyn was adamant she was having a photo taken with the ice cream cone prop. As I mentioned earlier Portrait Innovations also allows clients to bring in their own props to capture special images. I brought all of Lilah’s plush cats and was able to capture this adorable gem.
I am always amazed at how the Portrait Innovations photographers are able to produce a gorgeous photo with all the commotion of the kids running around and well… just being kids. While taking individual photos of the girls on the chalkboard backdrop those that weren’t getting their photo taken happily colored away to keep them occupied.
Once all of the pictures had been taken the girls had fun sitting down at the Lego table to build while I went through all of our photos with the photographer. She helped me work through all of the photos to narrow them down to the package I wanted to purchase. The great news is that if you love every photo, like I did, Portrait Innovations now gives you the option to purchase a high resolution disc of all of your images.
Of course you can also order prints and when doing that you get them the very same day within minutes because Portrait Innovations prints your portraits in their studio. Personalized gift products are also available and are ready in just days plus they ship for free. Here are just a few of the photos I ended up choosing to have printed.
By now I am sure you are ready to make an appointment to have some gorgeous spring photos taken at Portrait Innovations, but I have one last thing to share which will have you making an appointment immediately! Now through April 23rd 2017 Portrait Innovations their best spring special ever. The Spring 24 Portrait Package is only $19.99 plus receive a FREE 16×20 canvas which is a $100 value. Included in the package is 1-10×13 Wall Portrait, 2-8x10s, 4-5x7s, 4-3x5s, 8-2x3s, and 5-5×7 cards, plus a high resolution CD with your favorite pose. And, you can save 20% on all additional purchases in studio. We chose to have Easter cards made and the girls are so excited to hand them out to friends and family at our Easter gatherings this year.
Be sure to either call your local studio or make an appointment online so you don’t miss this awesome deal.