Pixie Fotos!!!

Hey ladies,
Just wanted to know, have any of you had photos of bub and the fam taken at pixie fotos?
They have a really good deal atm, and I thought maze well give them ago!!! Also I'm stuck at what I should get my baby girl to wear as all her cute clothes are 00 and she is still 000 bub is 3.5months so was thinking of her going nude!!!
Any thoughts or tips would be great as we are going today!
(left it to the last minute I know!!)
Thanks x
REPLIES
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jul 26, 2012
Posted: on Sep 18, 2012
Yep I got sucked in too! They took heaps of pics and they were very expensive. I later did lil master piece photos which were expensive also but I haggled them down and got all the photos taken for $400 which I got roughly 10 different shots and all different sizes. GL
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Aug 29, 2012
Posted: on Sep 18, 2012
I paid $500 for 20 photos on a disk!!! Total rip off didn't even get to choose the 1s I likes the most!! Then we were asked to sign a form to allow them to use our sons photo 4 advertising, how could we not, but we didn't get a thing out of it. I would recommend looking on Facebook pages or asking around, there are lots of independent photographers working from home or small studios that are to much cheaper!!!! We had a hour long shoot for 75$ all (even out of focus, of centre, not smiling) images on a disk and we could choose as many as we liked to have enhanced and I can't notice the difference in quality!!! But I live photos and no doubt I will get sucked in again with next bub
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 09, 2012
Posted: on Sep 18, 2012
Ice had them done and I wouldn't change a thing with them! They r the only pics we have up in the house. Think it was $500-600 for 10 pics, all diff sizes etc. expensive but well worth the money!
They do have some cute outfits and wings etc props there
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 26, 2011
Posted: on Sep 18, 2012
don't go to pixi or any of those photo companies they will ask for thousands of dollars for photos, get a photographer that works for them self so much cheaper most around $300 and you get every photo on a disc free of water marking in high res so you can print as many copies as you want, I'm a photographer and I can't stand these companies that want to charge thousands for 10 photos
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 19, 2010
Posted: on Sep 18, 2012
I also did the photo for $10. They tried to sell me over $1000 worth if photos. Only thing extra I bought was a couple of stubbie holders for family (classy!)..

To be honest our Pixi foto experience was awful! The photographer was pretty crap and although my dd was completely overwhelmed she kept making these weird noises which wound my dd up even more.

Photos not that great and a lot of the backdrop and props I found completely tacky.

I would definitely recommend either going to a professional studio away from an overwhelming shopping centre or getting a friend handy with a good quality camera to come take pics at home.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 05, 2011
Posted: on Sep 18, 2012
Don't go to pixie photos! They're a huge rip off.
Find a private photographer.
I did and she was wonderful, took like 200 photos, edited them all, made some really special fantasy edits then put them all on a disk for me. Cost $160.
Shop around.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 03, 2012
Posted: on Sep 18, 2012
not to be nasty, but they're not photographers really, they advertise on seek saying you need no photography experience at all, and they can be very pushy when it comes to buying all the extra photos from them
like pp said, you're better off finding a reputable proper photographer, who will be upfront with you, and can probably provide you with smaller photo packages too if thats what you're after.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Aug 26, 2011
Posted: on Sep 18, 2012
Yup total rip off! And crappy photos!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Mar 11, 2011
Posted: on Sep 18, 2012
They are a rip off! They don't even edit their photos!
You will get much better photos possibly for cheaper!
Where do you live?
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 17, 2012
Posted: on Sep 18, 2012
Never again! Waste of money.. 400 and not even framed better off to find a photographer on the Web I got some done by kate lee on Facebook 150 dollars with 25 photos on CD and that was an hour sitting
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 19, 2012
Posted: on Sep 19, 2012
So we went today, and it was actually really good. They were really good with bub and when she started getting tired and upset we went and had lunch to give her a break and a bit of a nap and went back and finished the shoot. We got 5 prints they put together that had 2-3 or 4 pics on them and framed and all our pics on a cd for $1000. All the pictures were edited for us. It wasn't a bad experience at all we must of been lucky and got a good franchise. We weren't pressured into buying all the pictures we were just in love with how good our baby girl was and wanted the memories, we must be suckers as this is our first bub, hopefully bub no2 gets the same lol
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 19, 2011
Posted: on Sep 19, 2012
I could have taken better photos on my iPhone! Total waste of time! I only took the free one.

They seemed to have a set 'script' of what poses they did! Felt very impersonal!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Dec 12, 2011
Posted: on Sep 19, 2012
Sorry to hijack this but does anybody else find it annoying that you can't shop in the baby section of target anymore without being harassed by the pixie photo ppl? They have aggressive sales tactics
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 03, 2011
Posted: on Sep 19, 2012
yes kook! hate it!!!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Mar 11, 2011
Posted: on Sep 19, 2012
Sorry just re read and saw that u got them framed and a disc! Framing is expensive, so now I'm not surprised!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Mar 11, 2011
Posted: on Sep 19, 2012
Whoa $1000! For 5 photos. That's crazy! I'm glad you liked them but you were ripped off!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 19, 2012
Posted: on Sep 20, 2012
It's 5 big prints that go on the wall and each print has 2-3 or 4 photos in it plus framing and a cd of everything. Some places aren't that different and wedding photos are heaps more we are also in the process of organising our wedding and that's much much more
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Mar 11, 2011
Posted: on Sep 20, 2012
Yeah weddings are much more expensive!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Mar 11, 2011
Posted: on Sep 20, 2012
It depends on the quality. I would be skeptical at wedding photos that cheap- even family photographers charging $200. Unless they are SAHMs trying to get some extra cash.
She paid that much most likely for framing! Frames are so expensive!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 19, 2012
Posted: on Sep 20, 2012
When I get the photos I will put them up and u can see it's not just 5 simple photos. They are large and framed, edited and personalized with our daughters name on them. We were happy with photos. Maybe depending on what franchise u go to, may depend on what photographer you get and their standard of work. We were happy to spend the money as they were good photos if they weren't we wouldn't of bought them.
Oh I can already tell wedding photos are going to be expensive, will have to shop around, hoping we can get someone to travel, as we just decided on our wedding ceremony and reception venue and getting a photographer from around that area will be ridiculous!!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Mar 11, 2011
Posted: on Sep 20, 2012
Our photography was $5500... But because hubby and I are photographers we were picky and knew exactly what we wanted!
I also hate tacky props and stuff in photos! I'm not even a huge fan of studio photos in general. The best kind is natural lighting! The only time we use flash is if it's getting to dark for us to use just our camera.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 15, 2012
Posted: on Sep 20, 2012
I had pixie photos and will NEVER use them again. Not only are they expensive, the photos are s*** . The colours were way off. Dont waste your money.... although looks like you already did.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Mar 11, 2011
Posted: on Sep 20, 2012
The thing is with these places is that they pretty much show you that there work is worth nothing- we were conned in to getting a shoot done at "gotcha" for a free print. They printed 21 12x8" prints to show me and try convince me to buy. They were all tacky except maybe 2 or 3. She said to me "if you don't buy them by 4:00 this afternoon they go back to the warehouse and get destroyed" and she handed me a 4x6" print of a decent but not the best picture. Couldn't they give a large print when they are going to chuck them anyway!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 19, 2012
Posted: on Sep 21, 2012
Well I'm sorry that a lot of you had bad experiences but there is a couple of us who didn't and love their photos. As I have said before may have been the franchise u went to. Where I went they were great, and no tacky photos and props, I didn't won't that for my daughter nor did they try and put them on/around her. They were so considerate of us and bub when she got tired and were happy for us to go and have lunch so bub could nap and come back when we were ready. Even if I went to photographer the size of the pictures I got and the framing all adds up no matter where you go. Also I didn't waste my money, they are great photos that both my partner and I are very happy with. If there are so many opinions maybe you should go where I went and see for yourself!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Aug 04, 2011
Posted: on Sep 21, 2012
I used them when my dd turned 1. They took some great photos however it was very expensive. With everything they took it came to about $1200. I was shocked and said my budget is $400 so keep deleting until I reach that. Also they don't come with frames so all up it has cost me close to $600 for 3 framed pics and a disk. Obviously you can't put a price on such precious snaps but I can't afford to do it again. Next time I'll do a bit more research and use some one who is more affordable.

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