If there’s one think I absolutely love about being a mom, it’s taking my boys for family photos. Looking back on pictures of my boys years later always warms my heart and makes me so amazed at how much they’ve grown and changed over the years. While I love the many funny candid shots of my boys each year, there is something extra special about professional photographs.
The downside, however, is that they can be very expensive! When my oldest was born, I admit I went a little crazy and splurged on the full set of professional baby photographs complete with props, numerous photos and a professionally mounted portfolio. By the time my second son was born, I had a lot more financial sense and while I still wanted a professional photo shoot, I was happy to get a much smaller package of photos. My husband, however, insisted that we had to get the same package as we had the first time to be “fair” to both of our boys. I wasn’t happy about writing that cheque and decided we wouldn’t take family photos again unless we could get it done for a reasonable amount of money!