Wednesday, November 30, 2011

hotel rooms and overpriced Santa pictures...

So this week, me and Annie Rice have been spending our days in the hotel room[it's a suite, which makes it a little bigger:)] while Kaz works...By Monday afternoon[the first day:)], I told him we needed to get out that night for dinner! A hotel room can get really small after a few hours with a toddler, only a few small toys, and no Disney channel:) 
 This is my make do high chair:)






So on Monday night, we decided to go to the mall...I'm not a big fan of studio/mall photos...That's just the photographer coming out in me BUT I really wanted a picture of Annie Rice with Santa Clause this year...I don't care about it every year but I did want one this first year. I have decided it will be the first and only year we have a picture with Santa! I'll tell you a little of the story...
So we get to the mall and start talking to the representative about the prices/packages. ALL I wanted was a digital copy of the picture. I didn't care one thing about prints...A cd WITH 1 PICTURE WAS $28! I almost fell in the floor...I won't even get on my soapbox about my views on photographers/prints/prices, etc BUT I instantly got in a down mood...and of course they wouldn't let you use your own camera even if you bought prints from them...I told Kaz nothing in me wanted to pay that much money for 1 picture BUT THE OTHER PART OF ME JUST WANTED THAT ONE PICTURE. Either way, I felt like I couldn't win....If we didn't get the picture, then I would be disappointed...If we did, I would be mad we paid that much money. I knew it would be that expensive at mostly any place we went give or a take a few dollars....So we ate dinner while I thought it over and I eventually decided to bite the bullet and get the picture. NEVER again will I pay that much $ for 1 picture. I really just wanted it as a keepsake of her first Christmas and seeing Santa with us for the first time....So here it is....

7 comments:

Anne said...

I just laughed out loud looking at that picture and thinking about them charging you $28! That is so funny.

Abby said...

That's crazy! We haven't taken Santa pics this year, but last year we paid $7 for one hard copy and we scanned it and uploaded it to the computer. Not as good as getting a digital file in the first place, but it's crazy how much they charge for that stuff!

Susan said...

If you go to the Festival of lights you can use your own camera and you Don't have to buy the pictures they take.

Beth said...

nuts. i'm just happy she was smiling. every picture my mom has of me with santa claus, easter bunny, & strawberry shortcake i'm crying my eyes out. guess they scared me. (:

Angela said...

Christmas outfit $15
Dinner at mall $18
Photo with Santa $28
First Christmas with Annie Rice: PRICELESS!

Linda said...

Well I think it is cute that she is checking him out! She must be an inquisitive child!

A lot of kids just get scared and scream and cry...but not Annie Rice!
Her life is full of adventure!

She is a fun baby, and... You are a fun mommy!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

The Dimino's said...

If you have a Bass Pro shop near you, they have a santa land and you get a free 5x7 pic with santa and you can take pics with your own camera!! We do it every year!! Annie Rice is just precious!!