Portrait session for couples We all have reasons why we don’t want to do certain things. I for one, hate folding clothes.

 It’s time consuming. And once they are folded, it’s a miracle if they actually make it to their respective drawers. 

 My two-year-old tries to help fold clothes and typically it’s not a help, bless his heart. I put it off and put it off until all the  laundry baskets are full and over flowing because they need to be folded. It takes days to fold everything. (Okay, not really  days, but it certainly feels like it!).

 I do every once and a while fold the clothes as they come out of the dryer, but that’s a rare day. Laundry isn’t typically  something I have a designated day for.

It’s the in-between-everything else I’m doing chore.

You know what I’m talking about. The two minutes you have after breakfast is finished, you start a load. Once kids are out the door for school, if you are lucky, you will remember to switch that load to the dryer. If you are like me, you might forget said laundry until a day or two later, when you have to wash again because they have been sitting for so long and have started to stink. 

But I digress.

My point is, we all have excuses as to why we don’t want to do something.

I’ve come up with eight excuses you might have for not wanting to have family photos. I’ll list four of them for you today and we’ll finish up the next four at a later date.

1. Cost – I think this is at the top of nearly everyone’s list, certainly my husband’s list. You know what I have found out in my 32 years of life? You save for and purchase the things that are important to you. I’ve had people tell me they can’t afford my services, only to see their recent vacation pictures a few weeks later. It doesn’t break my heart, but let’s be honest with each other at least.

2. Time – Who isn’t busy these days? Again, to reiterate number one, you make time for the things that are important to you. So, you schedule your family pictures two or three months out before life gets crazier and stick to it.

3. I’m fat – I think every female thinks this. Maybe not in those exact words, but it all boils down to the same thing. You put off getting pictures done because you really not happy with the way you look. I’ve been trying for three years and those pesky pounds just won’t go away, but I have not let that stop me from having my picture taken.  Get in the picture with your kids, that’s one of the greatest gifts you can give them to look back on.

4. I don’t need any prints – We’ve all heard this debate; it’s been going on since the beginning of digital photography. Do you buy prints or just the DVD? I won’t rehash the argument, but please, please, please, get pictures printed!

Stay tuned for part two!