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Okay so we are going to go get proff. pics of Jaden done here pretty darn soon and hubby tells his Dad at work that we are going to do this & that if they want pictures we need some help because we can only buy a small package. Okay this is so true but FIL says "I'll pay 1/2 but I want a BIG picture, not some little dinky picture that I can't see." Well..this sort of irritated me he said that..because I don't know what he means but they bought the newborn pictures, they opened their mouth in the hospital and wanted to buy them. I gave them many announcements out of the package, an 8X10, and wallets, etc. So he can't be meaning anything about that package. Now lately I have been taking good pictures that I take with my camera and getting little wallets done (they are so adorable) and I am nice enough to give my inlaws one here and there. Why complain? He should be glad I gave him anything at all. Here is my other irritation: I don't want them paying for half because I don't know what sort of package I'm getting until I get there. Hubby thinks I'm being a witch but I'm not --honestly I don't have a paper in front of me that says (for example)
For $100 you get:
and so on..
So I can't say "Yes we can go halves"
Meaning there will be enough 8x10's etc for both of us...
And tell him he pays $50 which is half?!
Does anyone else understand what I'm saying?
I have to get a package that we can afford too and if I only get a package that has 1 8x10 in it --or even 2 (2 different poses) I'm sorry they are mine and I don't want to feel like I am obligated to give my inlaws half of what we get.
It is hard to explain but I'm hoping someone out there understands what I'm saying!
I wish hubby never would have opened his mouth. Now..if they want to give us like $20 for their own picture or something that's different. But ...this conversation took place on Monday...and they haven't called since to say anymore about money for pictures, etc...So to me it sounds like they aren't too worried about it? I am glad that they haven't called but I know when we go to do the pics hubby is going to get all mad because I am not buying a big package unless I have their money in hand. I'm not writing a check out for something I don't have!
So what should I do? Go get her pics done and then later when they ask what do we say? I'd like to just say "You never called or came over with the money."
I mean if there is an extra 8x10 or something in the package I have no problem giving them one even if we just pay for the whole package ourselves but I'm not giving them one if we dont have an extra one. Money is tight these days and we do what we can.
Does anyone understand?
__________________ Mom of Kenny (12/14/92) & Jaden (12/29/05)
"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow yet we forget that he is someone today."
My MIL had a fit when I told her she could order what she wanted of the pictures I had taken of the girls int he uniform that I did nto have enough money to get pictures for everyone. My parents just told me what they wanted and sent me some money before I had them taken. I don't know if Sears does this but JcPenny does where after they take the pictures for like $5 you can have them up on the internet for family to go look at and order what they want. I think that is how we are going to start doing it, just get what we want and then given them the pass word or whatever they need to order theirs if they want any.
If you have a scanner at home you can also scan the pictures and put them up on a site like kodakgallery then order everyone pictures (or they can order them themselves). It costs a third of the price.
I understand how you feel. I used to go through that with family members all the time.
I just explained they would have to take what we gave them or take the kids to have
them done thereselves.
Now I am the whole family photographer so they always get whatever they want.
Not to be a pain or anything but please don't do this. It is against the law. They own
the copyright to the pictures unless you get a signed release form from them.
"If you have a scanner at home you can also scan the pictures and put them up on a site like kodakgallery then order everyone pictures (or they can order them themselves). It costs a third of the price."
yea we werent allowed to scan ashlyns 10 month photos... jc penny does a water mark thingy.. i believe sears does do the internet veiwing. also u can go to photographers site and see if there are coupons. jc penny and sears always have coupons u can print out and take befor the shoot. i know picture people are doing a contest looking for their new face campaign... u may want to check their site out too.