I saw a Facebook Competition in May which Pixifoto in Poole were running for a free family photoshoot plus a free print and to my surprise I found out a couple of days later that I had won. I spoke to a lovely lady at the Studio who asked a few questions about our hobbies and interests and we booked a date for a few weeks later, (they were great when I had to cancel an appointment due to my son’s constant snotty nose which I didn’t want in photo’s).
Having seen the studio at the back of Mothercare in Branksome before I wasn’t a stranger to the location and firmly told my husband that we would be going in to quickly do the shoot and receive our free print and that we would try to avoid the sales pitch at the end haha.
Now anyone with a 2 year old child will know that there is a very small window of cooperation and that bribery in any form can only be used a couple of times before it’s success wears off. We had a lovely guy doing our shoot and he wasted no time at all getting us ready and within a couple of minutes he had the camera going. We did our ‘Complimentary’ family picture first and then he went on to change backing screens and get toys out plus one’s we’d been asked to bring along. Our boy managed about 20 minutes of smiles but it wasn’t long after that he got fed up and we tried chasing him back into the studio a few times before we cried ‘That’s a wrap’!
We were asked to come back after 45 mins to have a look through our photo’s which was fine with us. I was fully prepared to say thanks and walk away with the Complimentary photo on order but I was trapped by the first photo of myself and my son which instantly brought a tear to my eye. (I’m sure I’m not the only Mum who normally has the camera on days out and therefore finds I’m hardly ever in any).
We had a very quick look through the other shots and both loved a few of them. Sadly our little Angel had turned into a little Devil and hunger and tiredness on his part meant we struggled to concentrate on the packages prices that we were being offered. I’m not very good under pressure and in the end I had to ask if I could go away and have a think about it.
My husband did quite rightly tell me that we will never ever be able to capture the same photo’s that were taken and that although the amount of photo’s we wanted would mean a certain package price we both knew they were worth it. So I rang back and visited them again whilst my monkey was at Pre School so I could have a good look through the pictures and we ended up buying a great package. Having now received the prints I can say I am thoroughly pleased with Pixifoto. The staff we dealt with were all very friendly and professional and I will definitely go back to them again.
Please visit the Pixifoto Website for details on special offers and package prices.