The weekend before Christmas, we went to a Studio to take our family photos. Our main purpose to go to a studio was to get Jesse her personal photo album. Samuel has his own personal photo album when he was 1 and daddy wanted to do it for Jesse as well. So, I decided to have the family photo taken since we are all going to the studio.
I surveyed some studios before we decided to go to the one nearby. This studio belongs to the same management as the one we went to last time (The Studio Samuel's photos were taken). We took the same promotional package as well. It was $110 for 18 pages album with a 10 X 15 size laminated photo without frame. As for our family photo, it was $20 each for 8R size. The photographer took quite a number of shots and we chose 4 of them.
Our initial plan was to have 1 album for Jesse, 2 family photos and 1 photo of both Samuel & Jesse together. But we ended up with 2 additional family photos and 1 children's album instead of just a photo. The photographer took some potrait shots of Samuel and we found some of nice shots of him. At the same time, we had difficulties choosing 18 photos from more than 100 shots of Jesse. It took us more than 2 hours selecting the photos.
Since we liked some of the shots, we decided to get a children album with some potraits of Jesse and Samuel and some children shots. Although the album is 18 pages, we only selected 10 photos and decided to leave the rest of the album empty, for more photos later.
With the unplanned extra album and family photos, have to buy another photo package and pay more than planned. After collecting the family photos, we brought them to the frame maker for the custom made frames and had it collected on Christmas Eve.
Although we have spent more than budgeted, we are happy with the outcome. These are precious photos that can bring back alot of memories when we are older. We might have alot of their photos taken by us but we do not have alot of photos printed out, especially Jesse's photos. These are the only little things we can do to help preserve our memories of our little ones and us too.