Having professional pictures taken of me and my husband has always been a priority ever since we got married. No matter how many candid photos we take of each other or have friends take of us, it’s always nice to have professional pictures to look back on. We get pictures taken every year and at any big milestones in our life such as our engagement, wedding and now of the newest member of our family.
One problem we run into time and time again is finding the perfect photographer since all of these milestones are completely different. Many times a photographer who specializes in engagement photos doesn’t specialize in newborn photography. I’ve asked online a few times for suggestions of photographers from friends but I hate picking and choosing random photographers without knowing their background.
We welcomed our baby boy into the world in March and I knew instantly that I wanted newborn pictures of him. Don’t get me wrong, I have taken about one thousand pictures of him myself but I wanted professional photos that I could display in my house and more importantly a picture of my husband and myself with the baby.
Instead of doing the whole run around of trying to find a photographer and asking for recommendations, I used Picture Parties and had an amazing experience. In a nutshell, Picture Parties is a simple way to get a group of friends together and offer them all mini photography sessions with one photographer. It’s completely free to have the party, the only thing you pay for is the pictures that you choose from the session. This is ideal to have your family over or a group of friends to all come and get their picture taken without any obligation to purchase. I personally always hated having to pay a large fee up front to photographers before ever seeing any of the pictures.
Picture Parties offers all sorts of mini-sessions from professional headshots, family portraits, high school senior pictures, daycares, youth sports, family reunions and more. Each type of event is slightly different, but they all follow the same general process, allowing customers to get their pictures taken in a fun and comfortable environment of their choosing.
We had a session with Picture Parties outdoors in Frisco and the pictures turned out amazing. There wasn’t one picture that was bad. The session was about 20 minutes, not too long but not too short. It’s the perfect amount of time that kids can stay focused without getting too bored or distracted. The photographer that took our photos specialized in newborns which was perfect. She had lots of great props and ideas for the shoot so I didn’t have to worry about a thing.
Here is a glimpse at our pictures from Picture Parties.
The link to our private gallery of photos to choose from arrived less than a week from our photo shoot. I love that I didn’t have to wait long especially with our newborn photos since our little one is changing so much each day. We chose about 20 pictures to buy that will be perfect for gifts for the grandparents and to get framed for our house. The whole process was extremely seamless.
If you’re looking to get pictures done in the near future, check out Picture Parties. If you decide to host a party, you will receive 3 free high resolution digital images if you have five or more families attend your party!