“Kids grow up so fast” is a phrase that is heard almost daily to and from moms. It’s probably never said more than during the holidays when family and friends are abound. Even with knowing that “kids grow up so fast” I’ve neglected to take my daughter to have professional photos done at a studio. I must admit, it’s actually been years since she’s had professional photos taken, and the photos that line our walls are all of her as a baby. Mind you, she’s going to be a teenager in less than a year!

Thanks to our partners at Portrait Innovations, we were recently offered a complimentary portrait package that allowed us to get several beautiful shots of my daughter, plus must-needed Greeting Cards, and Gift tags.

The staff was really friendly and knowledgeable and with a plethora of props and backgrounds, you can get a session full of photos that don’t all look the same! Here are some tips that I’ve gathered to make the process easy, efficient, and memorable for you!

Tips for Your Kids’ Photo Session

  1. Get Photo Sessions done annually

Kids do grow up fast and the years do fly by. We take photos weekly with our phones but there’s nothing like having professional photos line the wall, especially as you can see the procession of photos of your child growing. I now regret not having photos done annually, especially when they are so affordable at Portrait Innovations. They have packages starting at $15!

2. Make an Appointment

While some places, including Portrait Innovations, take walk-ups, it’s best to make an appointment so you’re not sitting around waiting for a while. We know how fast kids can turn from happy to cranky. Thankfully, Portrait Innovations has a welcoming waiting room, dressing room, and play table.

3. Check out the Backgrounds Online before your Session

You can visit www.PortraitInnovations.com to check out the photo backgrounds before you go. This will help in deciding which backgrounds you’d like to use, although the photographers are great about assisting and directing you.

4. Choose your clothes carefully

After you’ve seen the backgrounds available, you can choose clothes that you think will best complement your child and the background. At Portrait Innovations, you can even bring multiple outfits and change in their dressing room. I especially love that because then all the photos won’t look the same, with the same backgrounds and same outfits. It also makes sense to change clothes depending on the background. There’s a snowy mountain scene that just wouldn’t look right if you’re wearing a short party dress, with heels!

5. Order at least 1 Black and White Photo

Black and white photos look great. They are timeless and can be taken any season, make great headshots, and in my opinion look best if you’re wanting to display photos of your child throughout the years. You won’t regret ordering one.

6. Compare Prices and Coupon!

I’m frugal, as most people know. If you follow Portrait Innovations social media channels and website you can find great money-saving packages. With their great prices and different package combos, I’m definitely considering getting my daughter’s school, birthday, graduation, dance and holiday photos all done here. With so many backgrounds and props available, as well as you can bring your own (like a diploma or trophies), I know each photo session will be unique.

What are you waiting for? Hurry and book an appointment for Portrait Innovations before the secret’s out – quality photos, beautiful backgrounds, fast turnaround (within 1 hour!) and an expert staff – all at an affordable price!

Get into the holiday spirit with your family and head to Portrait Innovations. Between now and December 31st, customers receive a FREE gift purchase and an extra 20% with valid coupons (see below).

Portrait Innovations Coupons

The 42 Portrait Holiday Special is only $29.99 (Reg $37.49) with 20% coupon. PLUS, a free gift of your choice: 16×20 Gallery Canvas ~OR~ 11oz Mug and 2 Ornaments, perfect for Holiday gift giving. The package includes: 1-10×13, 2-8x10s, 4-5x7s, 4-3x5s, 16-2x3s, 5-5×7 Cards, 10 Portrait Gift Tags.

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Touristmom readers can enter to win a portrait session for the holiday season!  Enter by using the link below

One of our lucky readers will win a complimentary Holiday Themed Photo Session that includes:

  • Six (6) pose collection with 2 sheets of each pose
  • Two (2) 10×13 special effects Decorator Portraits
  • One (1) high resolution CD of your portrait image

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