Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I'm in LOVE . . .

with my photographer! Seriously! We went in July to have some Daddy & Us photos taken and I wanted a family portrait too because we have never, ever had one done. They turned out so great. I told him I didn't care about smiles or even all people looking at the camera . . . all I wanted was all 5 of us in the shot . . . after all you can't be too picky when you are dealing with 3 two-year-olds. I know how hard it is just to get them all to stay in the same place! The kids loved the photo shoot. Every time the camera took a picture the big umbrella lights flashed and Ethan would clap and jump and cheer (we definitely need to get these kids out more often). The photos turned out so wonderful. I love their casual style . . . exactly what I was looking for.
I have been to a lot of professional photographers since the kids have been born (matter of fact I have never been to chain places like Sears, Walmart, etc -- nothing against those places but just never have done it) and Dave is by sure the best one I have dealt with. He is so friendly, his fees and pricing are very reasonable, and as you can see he can work miracles even with triplet toddlers! I love that he gave me a portfolio to take home to examine AND put all the photos online so family and friends could view them without me traveling all over to show our book. He even gives a 10% discount if you order within 2 weeks. He's a dream come true! My order came in within 1-1/2 weeks even though they told me it would be 3 weeks. Another aspect that I really like is that he doesn't charge to change the coloring of photos to black and white or sepia or spot color. Some photographers I've been to wanted to charge me $20 per pose to change the color when we all know it's basically pushing a button on the computer to do it. So I am totally advertising for Shooting Stars Photography in Macomb, Illinois. If you live even remotely close, it's worth the drive. I plan on going back in October to get some maternity photos with Aaron and the kids. I know my pregnant belly isn't very pretty but I'm sure Dave can work wonders with it. He's now our photographer! Too bad we're both already married and I think he has 5 kids. That's how Aaron could be perfect . . . he needs to be a great photographer!

1 comment:

The Grubbs said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL!! WOW!