My baby isn't even a month old and I swear the Walmart photographer was waiting for her to look at the camera and say "cheese". We prop up Sadie and the lady starts shouting "Sadie"over and over again and shaking a teddy bear that was about 4 feet away. For, what seemed like eons, she was doing everything except take a picture. Why wasn't she taking a picture?! Come on, lady we've been waiting for over an hour and she's going to get hungry! I felt like screaming!
FINALLY! She snapped a shot. And... there she goes again "SADIE SADIE SADIE!"
Okay perfect opportunity for picture! Come on take a picture! And GONE goes a great shot. Why didn't you just click the button?
At this point I asked her "Are you only allowed to take so many shots?"
"Oh, no, we can take as many as we want, SADIE SADIE SADIE!"
Another opportunity comes. Perfect! Cute! Awww Sadie you are so cute! And....
CLICK. "AH, COME ON LADY!"
Then came the family photo and again "SADIE! SADIE! Look at the camera!" She CAN"T SEE THE CAMERA FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! It was the most frustrating experience as a mom so far!
How did I hold it together for the, what, 10 pictures she took in that 40 minutes that passed?
"Okay I'll get these pictures together and call you when they are ready"
Graham and I waited as patiently as we could, trying our best not to rip each others heads off in front of everyone in the store. "Okay, your pictures are ready! Here are the best 5, in my opinion!"
"This one is the best, it's not too bad, it doesn't look like his (Graham's) eyes are closed, it just look like he's squinting a bit" ARE YOU FOR REAL? Where's Ashton, we're being Punk'd right?!
After looking at 4 or 5 very poorly done pictures I tell her "I'm sorry, we're not going to take any of these"
"oh, okay, would you like to make an appointment with a more experienced photographer?"
Thank goodness we did not pay a sitting fee!!!!
Why? Why? Why did we go to Walmart??!?!?! Well, we couldn't find an affordable professional photographer so we gave it a chance. We were pretty much just after the backdrops. How badly could it really go? Worse than I could have ever imagined.
So forget Walmart. I took my own pictures of Sadie! Here they are. Much better than Walmart.