So we finally got Jordan's one year pictures done...and they turned out great! Originally we went to Kiddie Kandids a week or so after his one year birthday (August). Our first attempt didn't go over very well. He was super tired and didn't work well with the photographer! Attempt number 2 didn't go as well either. We did get some ok pictures, but we were there for about 3 hours...and that is without looking at the pictures and ordering. By about that time, we decided we would come back another time to look and pick out the pictures we wanted! We tried to go in and take a look at them, but once again waited an hour or so...so we left.
I am so glad that we did. She did a wonderful job...and even in under an hour! It was wonderful how she got on his level. First she let him walk around and get comfortable with his surroundings. Then she got down on the ground with him and played with him. It was nice to see him smile and be captured how he really is.
After having such a great experience with a local photographer, that is actually in the business for the love of photography, I am hooked. I don't plan on going to a big photography chain again.