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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 06:33 AM   41
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Ive just prewarned my OH and said I dont want them anywhere near me. I hate being near cameras as it is, not photogenic in the slightest! Spoke to a friend and were gonna borrow his DSLR camera and tell a white lie that my OH is a photographer so were sorted lol

Told my OH to be firm with them for me because im a total pansy



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2012, 12:52 PM   42
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being a photographer myself i will have my beast with me through out my whole labour ( training hubby how to take pictures haha) and then will doing my own session with the little one once we are home, or even at the hospital don't need to waste money paying someone to "edit" these photos a bloody monkey could do what they do! it really annoys me! x



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2012, 04:25 AM   43
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being a photographer myself i will have my beast with me through out my whole labour ( training hubby how to take pictures haha) and then will doing my own session with the little one once we are home, or even at the hospital don't need to waste money paying someone to "edit" these photos a bloody monkey could do what they do! it really annoys me! x
Yeah that's the thing isn't it, ive seen the pictures that they take an honestly my friend who is just starting out as an amateur photographer could take the same standard of shot, and apply the very minimal 'editing' that they have too.
So why should I pay them over the odds to do something which im seriously considering asking my friend to do, who would do it for nothing lol



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 15:44 PM   44
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Do you still get your packs if you dont have photos done? I'm hoping for a home birth and will take my own photos anyway especially as I own a dslr.



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 15:59 PM   45
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yes they give you the pack seperate i believe the maternity unit itself can give you them without the bounty people being there because it actually has everything you need to claim child beneift etc.



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2012, 05:36 AM   46
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I got the pack from the maternity unit. The Bounty Lady wasn't pushy with me though. I gave birth at 3 in the morning and she came around 9ish so I was short on sleep and very tired. I just gave her my email address and said sorry I can't stand photos right now and she just left after that. I'm sorry most of you had such a bad experience with them - sounds horrific! And I'm sure had she pushed me, I would've said yes because I was exhausted, it was my first baby and I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and lost and OH had just gone home for a nap.

I really think the NHS should let mothers decide BEFORE birth if anyone wants photos and then the Bounty photographer can come do it at a pre-set time. Its so wrong to come ask people who have just been through a physically challenging and extremely emotional experience if they want these costly photos



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 06:55 AM   47
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I got the pack from the maternity unit. The Bounty Lady wasn't pushy with me though. I gave birth at 3 in the morning and she came around 9ish so I was short on sleep and very tired. I just gave her my email address and said sorry I can't stand photos right now and she just left after that. I'm sorry most of you had such a bad experience with them - sounds horrific! And I'm sure had she pushed me, I would've said yes because I was exhausted, it was my first baby and I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and lost and OH had just gone home for a nap.

I really think the NHS should let mothers decide BEFORE birth if anyone wants photos and then the Bounty photographer can come do it at a pre-set time. Its so wrong to come ask people who have just been through a physically challenging and extremely emotional experience if they want these costly photos
I agree with you, I think that its something that your midwife should ask you at maybe your last midwife appointment, like do you want photo's yes/ no then keep that in your notes. That way you don't get bothered by them if you don't want them and they are there for you if you do.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2012, 12:27 PM   48
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got to agree they really should get your consent first.



 
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Old Aug 20th, 2012, 06:11 AM   49
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I have to admit we had the bounty pictures both times, I'm really pleased we did too. Yes pretty pricey but I was so excited when they arrived. And I was able to send out the little announcement cards I got in the pack to everyone. Im hoping there's a bounty photographer this time around too. Even tho I am mrs snap happy with my camera I like the idea of having the "official" photo too



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2012, 08:22 AM   50
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I never got the pack you get in hospital before the baby is born,(they said they'd run out and were waiting for someone to bring more.) and I never actually met the bounty lady, but I did get all the other packs. lol



 
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