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Entries in Portraits (2)

Saturday
May162015

Getting in Front of the Camera

You've heard it before. As moms, we're often the ones behind the camera capturing the moment. This makes for full and varied photo albumns, but it leaves us out of most of the pictures. I know I recently did some fun photos with Eversnap, but when my very good friend Adriana Klas offered to take some familiy portraits as part of her Mother's Day mini-sessions, I couldn't refuse. And man was I right about the difference in the images from a casual photographer versus an artist like Adriana. These new photos knocked me off my feet. 

 

Mini-sessions like this are the perfect way to periodically capture a moment in time. They are more affordable than a full session and short enough that the kids (and dad) can tolerate them. I know that I'll look back at these photos and laugh about how the boys used to knock me over with their hugs, and I'll always wonder what Nic and Z were talking about in that last one. 

 

Monday
Mar302015

Eversnap Pro: Photographers On-Demand

 Casual family portraits with Eversnap Pro.

Ever wanted kids’ portraits or great pictures of a birthday party without shelling out big bucks for a photographer? If the answer is yes, keep reading.

When the team at Eversnap Pro reached out to me a few months ago, I hadn’t heard of their service and thought it sounded almost too good to be true. An experienced, friendly photographer and all the digital files for $100 an hour? And I can book online or through an app? Yes please!

Eversnap Pro offered me a one hour photo session to try out their service (full-disclosure!). I decided to use it for a photo shoot with the boys and their littlest cousin, with the idea of using the photos as Mother’s Day presents for the grandmothers.

Setting up the session online was super easy and our photographer, Sarah, arrived on-time and with a big smile. Sarah said she’s been working with Eversnap for a while and shoots everything from portraits to weddings. She was professional and good with the kids, who were not particularly excited about having their portraits taken. The only criticism I have is that I was hoping to get pictures of each of the boys individually, but I don’t think I was clear enough with this request. We ended up with pictures of the two of them without their cousin, but not individual shots.  

Aside from easy booking and a really fair price, the other great thing about the service is that I had my photos the same night as the shoot. Sarah said the turnaround is usually 1-2 days, which is awesome. The photos aren’t highly edited, but ours looked really great. I was also able to invite my sister-in-law to view the photos directly online, so I wasn't stuck distributing CDs or being the sole person resposible for ordering prints. This would be great for a large event. 

I’ve been lucky to have a good friend who is also a very talented photographer and she’s taken pretty much all of the boys’ pictures to-date. To me, Eversnap isn’t going to replace this kind of high-level, artistic photography. It’s a different thing all together—I see Eversnap as the perfect solution for family reunions, first birthday parties and casual portraits.

If you want to give Eversnap Pro a try, you can use this coupon code for 25% percent off: Nathalee775 (more full-disclosure: I’ll receive a $25 credit toward Eversnap for the first three people who use this code). 

Here are some of my favorite images from the shoot:Wrestling: All day, every day.

Hug or headlock?Let's make our stuffed animals toot!
The alternate universe in which I have three kids. If only it would be as easy as it looks!