Who doesn’t love a good family photo? Sometimes it can be so hard to capture that special family photo…especially with kids. You know how it is…one kid smiles while the other is crying. One has the perfect pose while the other doesn’t want to cooperate. STORY OF MY LIFE! We haven’t had family photos taken in forever. Of course we snap photos with our phones here and there or the hubs may capture some picture perfect moments of us, but hardly ever as a family. The last professional photos we took as a family was when baby girl was a newborn and she’s going on 3 now!
Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary photo package and compensation from Portrait Innovations to promote their holiday promotions. As always, all opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. We always share things that we find beneficial to our readers and things that we love. Portrait Innovations sponsored the giveaway and is responsible for the prize to the winner.
I really needed up to date photos of the family and thanks to Portrait Innovations I was able to capture some lovely family moments. A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting our local Portrait Innovations to take some Fall family photos.
About Portrait Innovations
Portrait Innovations is the largest operator of free standing retail, professional portrait studios with locations throughout the country. All of the photographers have been trained in the newest posing and shooting techniques and work with newborns, children, families, graduates, religious milestones and large groups. During the past 15 years, they have reinvented the professional portrait studio experience. They understand just how important it is to their customers to capture and share cherished family and personal memories, events and milestones. Learn more on the Portrait Innovations website.
Fall Family Photos at Portrait Innovations
A couple of weeks ago was our first time taking family photos at a studio. We actually had to reschedule the time that day because we were running a little late and they were able to fit us in later. Once we arrived we were greeted by a couple of friendly employees. We were asked if we had a change of clothes which we didn’t, but isn’t it cool that you can change clothes for your session? I decided changing clothes and all that jazz would be too much on my life because…kids so we didn’t go that route. We decided to take Fall family photos and I just loved the outfits we decided on.
Our Portrait Innovations Experience
We got started with our session pretty quickly. There were several backgrounds to choose from and the photographer put us in a lot of different poses. Our photographer was a joy to work with. She was super professional and worked very well with the kids. My youngest daughter decided she didn’t really want to smile in the photos for at least the first 15 minutes. I thought our pictures were going to be a disaster! The photographer didn’t let my child phase her at all and did everything in her power to get her to smile. FINALLY my daughter started warming up to her and she showed her award winning smile.
I loved that there were comfy chairs everywhere for customers to sit and a play area for the kids. The play area also helped get Joia to smile more because we promised she’d get to play after the pictures. Play area for the win! I also loved all of the photos from previous customers displayed throughout the studio so new customers can get a feel of what to expect.
Choosing only SIX poses was so hard that we just couldn’t choose six. The photographer was very helpful in helping us choose. We ended up choosing 15 and paying for the additional poses. All of the photos (except for the ones Joia didn’t smile in) turned out so great! We really love our photos and we are glad we took family photos at Portrait Innovations! We would definitely go back again. If you need new family photos schedule a session with Portrait Innovations! You won’t be disappointed. View all of their special offers by clicking HERE.
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FREE Halloween Event at Portrait Innovations
Would you like FREE photos of your child dressed up in a Halloween costume? Portrait Innovations is pleased to offer parents with children dressed in costumes FREE portraits during its Halloween event taking place at ALL Portrait Innovations studios Monday, Oct. 30. The event takes place from 3 to 7 p.m., and parents will receive two free 5×7 portraits and the digital images of each child dressed in costume. This is such a wonderful opportunity! Make sure to add the event on Facebook by clicking HERE so you don’t forget.
During the free Halloween event, there will not be any sales or traditional studio appointments available so the team can focus on working with all of the awesome children dressed in Halloween costumes. There will also be candy available that will be passed out by employees. Find your closest Portrait Innovations studio by clicking HERE.
Following the free event, parents can also submit their children’s portrait as part of a fun Portrait Innovations photo contest for a chance to win one of three $1,000 cash prizes! To enter, participants should submit their Portrait Innovations Halloween portrait, and then encourage friends and family to vote for it. The 20 portraits with the most votes will be judged by Portrait Innovations for costume originality and three families will be named winners! How exciting!
Would you like to have your very own session at Portrait Innovations? Well, great here’s your chance. Enter to win a complimentary photo session for you and your loved ones with one of the Portrait Innovations experts! ONE winner will receive the following package valued at $140:
- Six (6) pose collection with 2 sheets of each pose
- Two (2) 10×13 special effects Decorator Portraits
- One (1) high resolution CD of your portrait images
Simply enter by using the Gleam widget below. The more entries you have the better your chance at winning the prize of course, but you only need one entry to be entered. You must be in the US and 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway ends at 11/06/17 at 11:59PM EST. No purchase required to enter. Make sure you click the terms and conditions link via the Gleam widget to read the full requirements to enter and also read the Disclaimer. Good luck!
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