Thursday, January 5, 2012


When: December 2011

Where: Chez moi

Why I wanted to do this: I got the idea years ago when we lived in our first apartment we had this hideous  couch that someone gave us and I thought it would be funny to take a picture of us sitting on this ugly couch in a ballgown and tuxedo and then blow it up real big and hang it over said couch. This idea developed into pictures being taken of us super dressed up and just hanging around the house doing regular things. I thought it would be funny. I figured it would be even better to do them for our holiday photos.

Cost: $70 for everything-the sitting fee, 57 proofs and the disc- JEN CELLI PHOTOGRAPHY 

How I paid for it: Used the money my husband makes this weekend bartending 'fingers crossed'.

What would I do differently? I would have worn a black bra, bought more bobby pins for my 'stylist' who came to over that morning ( I totally felt like such a celebrity, this is not the first time I've compared myself to a celebrity) the photographer wishes she would have brought her big light thus I should have mentioned that our apartment is not well lit. Also, my husband was not into it, so that was really disappointing. I would have liked to have been skinnier time I will be!

Will I do it again? O yes, I'm doing this again. And again, and again and again. Her new clients are going to wonder why she has so many pictures of me and my family.

Something I would recommend? Certainly. And I recommend you use this photographer-Jen Celli does a great job, she is patient, professional, and quick to get you your pictures-not to mention very affordable.

Good gift/surprise? Actually this would make a wonderful gift for anyone-I think very few people even consider hiring a professional photographer because the cost can be astronomical but if you are lucky enough to find a good one who is just starting out-take advantage of it!

Life changing? Yes. In many unexpected ways. Most noteworthy-I have these wonderful pictures that I will have for the rest of my life.


  1. These pictures are wonderful, your photographer did a great job. You and your ideas are so inventive, and btw, you are all three beautiful!

  2. Thank YOU!!!!! SUCH NICE THINGS TO HEAR!!!!

  3. Absoutely cracking idea!! Sounds like great fun and what a very random life list goal. Great pics and will be such treasured memories:-)

  4. Love the word 'cracking' can't figure out if it means 'funny' or 'neat' !


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