They saw me coming!

Thursday, May 17, 2007 18 Comments A+ a-

I got suckered, plain and simple. I spent more money than I ever intended to spend on these photos and I feel guilty! It’s that feeling where as you’re handing over the debit card, you KNOW that you shouldn’t be spending this money. And then you’re not even sure you’ll enjoy the thing you’re buying because of the guilt. It sucks! But as you can see, these photos were just way too cute to pass up!

When Devyn was born, we took her in for pictures at three months, six months, nine months, a year old, and then every year after that. We never spent much money; we always used those coupons from Sears and JC Penney’s. I found a new portrait studio and I thought they had a similar amazing deal, and took the kids there instead, which was a big mistake. My first clue should have been that they don’t post any prices anywhere. I was planning just to get the $15-deal and a couple of 8x10s of the two kids together, but the sales lady mentioned, “Well, if you get this package for only $$$, you get fives times the amount of portraits.” Doh! They saw me coming…

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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9:27 AM delete

Oh my goodness! I say money or not, how could you resist those photos? They're precious! Do you ever feel like just picking up your kids and giving them gigantic hugs because they're so cute?? You are one blessed mama....

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Elise
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10:34 AM delete

Well, they did a great job! Those are super-cute!

I think the last one and the first one are my favorites - Devyn's hair is so cute!

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HappyMama
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HappyMama
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10:36 AM delete

These photos are so worth it.. they are so precious! I love the first two - that seems to capture the brother-sister bond you wrote about. OK.. I love them all. Your babes are so photogenic!

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Joy
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11:24 AM delete

They are really great pictures!

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Kati
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11:50 AM delete

Such adorable pictures! Sometimes it's worth the money, but I know that guilty feeling!

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Courtney
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12:23 PM delete

Well worth the money Jenn. Aunt Courtney gets a few wallet shots right?

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Anonymous
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1:27 PM delete

Oh MY Goodness!!! Incredible photos of your precious ones.
Please let us know if any of these are available...I would glady pay.

Hugs and Misses
Colleen and Kids

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proud parents
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3:17 PM delete

I love the pictures! They are so cute. We did the same thing with Ava's first pictures. We spent soooo much money. I think it was definitely worth it though. Once again, your babies are beautiful.

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aggiejenn
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3:54 PM delete

Been there, done that. Now I have to go in with exactly what I want in mind or I'll spend way too much. But these are PRECIOUS!!

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Christine
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6:07 PM delete

Oh, my goodness! I would've been suckered too!! Your children are precious beyond words!

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Jennisa
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9:22 PM delete

Those are cute! I can't believe Devyn sat still long enough for you to do her hair so cute!

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Rachel
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7:58 AM delete

Oh, I would have bought them too! They are so adorable. Pictures are so hard to turn down, because they are all so precious. You have adorable children!

~~Rachel
www.nothinggold.net

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Amy
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3:09 PM delete

I've done the exact same thing before...hate that feeling. BUT, you got some great pics and what is better than preserving a memory?! Beautiful children, Jenn! love, Amy

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Margaret
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4:07 PM delete

hey there - thanks for the comment on my blog - Your children are gorgeous - I love the pics - Do not feel guilty at all - pictures of your children are precious and priceless!
Take Care
margaret

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org junkie
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10:03 PM delete

Oh I get suckered in every time!! Pictures like these are just impossible to pass up, you can't. Your kids are adorable!!

Laura

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Michelle
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9:40 PM delete

I always get suckered into buying the packages too, even though each time I give myself a "pep talk" before hand that I'm only buying what I came to buy and nothing else! Never works out that way :) They did such a great job on the pictures though - I wouldn't have been able to resist buying up a big package either, how adorable are those pictures!

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