Finally we have a family portrait that we don’t hate. Let me be clear, Quinlan and Aidan are the epitome of cute and photogenic, Anthony and I . . . are not. That is not to say that we can’t get good pictures of Anthony and I, it is just that when trying to get a picture of the 4 of us, we are the ones with the worried, forced smiles on our faces as the boys move here, there and everywhere. Luckily Bopomo Pictures is set up for that.
When Bopomo Pictures invited me to come out to Morgan Crossing in Surrey to have some family pictures taken, I jumped at the chance. I had previously been to a shoot at the kits location for ChillMonkeys apparel and I was very impressed with the photographers, baby distractors and overall setup. Having been to the kits location I was eager to see what they were doing in Surrey. I was offered a free session (sitting fees are just $30,) 2 free pages of prints and 2 free digital images.
The mid afternoon slot was good as we had a number of other things to do that day but it did mean that since Quinlan’s nap was truncated and the kids had also been to a birthday party that things could have gone south very quickly. Luckily Bopomo is prepared for this and always shoots in pairs, a photographer and a baby botherer clown smile maker puppeteer someone to get the kids attention where the photographer wants it. The space is child proof and the photographers know how to get incredible pictures out of your child.
The process was pretty painless, a half hour shoot, about 15-20 minutes for the photographer to go through the shots and put them on the computer for you to see, then the choosing time. Anthony and I had been over this process recently so we were pretty decisive. We ended up choosing 5 pictures, 1 of the 4 of us and 2 each of the boys, and we also got 3 of them as digital images.
I am glad that we had this experience at Bopomo. I was beginning to think that we weren’t ever going to get a good picture of all of us together.