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Just blew 100 quid on portraits of my baby! Would you?

(46 Posts)
Amai Sat 30-Jul-05 22:22:53

They are real nice if you like olde worlde soft focus sepia stuff. It is just that I feel guilty as it is such a big purchase for an unemployed student mother!! I got two A4 sizes and one a bit bigger. I also varying smaller sizes of five different poses 10 in total. Need to hear of similar frivilousness from other parents.

MrsGordonRamsay Sat 30-Jul-05 22:30:06

Well I didn't, but my sister did for us as a Christening gift, we love them.

TwinSetAndPearls Sat 30-Jul-05 22:33:36

I paid £175 for one of dd and me when we were flat broke, but it does look lovely in the playroom so I don't regret it now.

misdee Sat 30-Jul-05 22:33:42

i have spent over £200 on pictures from venture. twice

TwinSetAndPearls Sat 30-Jul-05 22:39:27

Mine were from venture as well, it is a lovely portrait.

I was warned about the hardsell set to tug at your heart strings music, so i took in £200 cash and no cards.

sweetkitty Sat 30-Jul-05 22:39:50

I spent £160 on some recently, gave one to MIL who said "oh I wanted one of the 3 of you" and my mum who said "it's a bit small"


alexsmum Sat 30-Jul-05 22:40:04

when they are older you will be so glad you have them....don't spend one minute regrettingmthem!

Amai Sat 30-Jul-05 22:40:27

Thanks guys. My partner was not impressed with the price but hasn't seen them yet as he is away I am sure he will think they are great though. I may even post them in profiles if i plug the scanner in. Misdee you must be really fond of your little uns!

TwinSetAndPearls Sat 30-Jul-05 22:42:32

I would like another one, am a portrait addict have some lovely ones from another gallery and I have some gift vouchers left over, but I want to be on the pictures so am trying to lose some weight first

To cure my gallery addiction I bought a decent camera and went on a photography course at my local college. Have taken some lovely pictures of dd, am trying to talk dp into setting up a darkroom in the loft and buying me some studio gear - but am not having much luck

misdee Sat 30-Jul-05 22:46:07

of course i am. i take hundreds pof pics a month of them, upload them to the truprint site and then order actualy prints. just put an order through for 40 pics. have got some 8x10's this time plus some wallet ones. atm i cant get to venture, but as soon as dd3 is more mobile then i am planning another session there with all 3 girls.

Carla Sat 30-Jul-05 23:27:14

<<<<<<interjects in a friendly, inquisitive fashion>>>>>>>

What's so fab about Venture?

misdee Sat 30-Jul-05 23:28:55

i'll put the pic up of my girls on members profiles of their venture pic and see aht u think.

TwinSetAndPearls Sat 30-Jul-05 23:41:10

venture portraits website

hunkermunker Sat 30-Jul-05 23:42:57

Think this link was posted on here before, but I really like these images too

TwinSetAndPearls Sat 30-Jul-05 23:44:41

I love those, similar to the ones I take myself.

swedishmum Sun 31-Jul-05 00:57:06

Also spent a silly amount of money at Venture but to be honest these are the only type of photos I would consider hanging on my walls. I love the pictures and all 4 kids enjoyed the experience. For home photos dd2 enjoys doing Warhol type stuff with Picasa free download software - worth a try as it's great fun for kids.

nightowl Sun 31-Jul-05 01:44:12

sigh...such lovely photos. i bought a £25 voucher thing for venture but it got wasted because i couldnt get there!!

alexsmum Mon 01-Aug-05 10:34:47

those charlotte pictures are beautiful.
and very reasonably priced too.

i'm dead impressed that you can take pictures like that twinset.all my photos of the boys are classic snaps- abit blurred sometimes with all my household clutter in the background.would love some like that.

expatinscotland Mon 01-Aug-05 10:36:40

If I had it, hell yeah! I'd love to have professional photos of DD.

Charlotte9 Mon 01-Aug-05 12:28:58

Sorry to jump in on your conversation ladies but my ears were burning! I'm the photographer from the 'informal portraits' site - just wanted to let you all know that there's a £5 discount for Mumsnet members and my enlargements are very reasonably priced. If anyone has any questions please do ask - you can drop me an e-mail to:

Thanks! Charlotte x

moondog Mon 01-Aug-05 12:32:37

Blimey,I wouldn't!
Why would I want pictures up of people who live with me??? I see them 4/7.

I would spend £100 on a few bottles of good wine though.

Nemo1977 Mon 01-Aug-05 12:33:06

I am a cheap skate and usually got ds pics done 3 times with pixifoto in mothercare as they only charge £80 for a load...think its usually about 5 different pics and they let you change clothes etc. Although havent had ds done since last xmas mainly cos he hasnt changed much this year so will have him done this year. The good thing with pixifoto is you get one large pic for £6 which is the actual sitting fee so well worth it.
I love having his pics as we have a digi camera so never tend to actually print of any photos we

dyzzidi Mon 01-Aug-05 12:36:39

I was thinking about paying for a portrait of my baby (due 4 Jan) and my DP for My DP's Xmas gift.

I really want one of those ones where the baby is laid on the mans hands asleep, it does not show DP at all apart from his hands but I love that pose.

I'm in MCr so will have to look for a studio close by. I hope he like the idea! I would pay up to £150.

Twiglett Mon 01-Aug-05 12:38:01

gosh moondog .. what do they do the other 3 days a week?

moondog Mon 01-Aug-05 12:38:57

Always seem to do typos when I'm being a smart arse.....

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