Our First Christmas Family Portrait at The Picture Company

We recently had our portraits taken at The Picture Company as part of their special Christmas package for the SoMoms.  The offer came at a perfect time since we can finally have a Christmas family photo, and also to mark the boy's 10th birthday.  It was like a homecoming of sorts for my family, especially for my boy since he had his first ever portrait on his first birthday.  I am confident we can expect the same quality of service from them.

The Picture Company in Podium is a familiar place to us.  Though it was our first holiday portrait session, it was not our first time at their studio.  We've had photo shoots here several times in the past since 2004.
The Picture Company at Podium Mall in Ortigas Center, Pasig City

The studio got bigger since our initial visit, with more props and costumes, and now offers a wider range of creative photo products and services.

J and I are not really fond of having a formal studio shoot, but with our first-born then, we thought it's a wonderful memento to have his solo portraits taken.

The boy turns 1 - Nov. 2004

On his 2nd birthday, 2005

In 2007, it was with our baby girl and their cousin who visited from the US.

In costume, halloween 2008 just the two of them.

Suffice to say, all our sessions at The Picture Company through the years were fun and pleasant, bright and cheery, and the photos were simply beautiful, as you can see with all the pictures here. Despite the expected challenges when photographing children, we still got a lot of really good shots every session.

Fast forward to 2013, Ishee Sayson, TPC Podium store manager, promptly arranged for our session.  She emailed our booking confirmation complete with the steps, and several pegs for our theme and outfits. How efficient! We had some last-minute setback, so I requested to move our shoot the following week. Fortunately, we were immediately accommodated.
Booking confirmation

What I like about The Picture Company:
  • Several branches/studios to choose from
  • Efficient booking and confirmation process - with email correspondence and follow-ups via text/calls
  • Bright, clean, and spacious studios (I only went to Podium branch)
  • Wide selection of costumes and props
  • Excellent lighting
  • Excellent photo editing and printing
  • Super patient (especially with kids), friendly, and engaging photographers

Here are a few outtakes from our session ... as usual, the kids were so playful.  There were moments when they refused to cooperate or got distracted with the props, but Ishee was so sweet and patient with them. She directed us well during the entire shoot, from blocking to posing, and even cues to look away or smile, heehee... =) Thanks Ishee!

Over the years, I can say that the quality of photography services and their final output at The Picture Company have been consistent.  The rates are not cheap, but you get what you pay for.  With so many good takes, it's so hard to choose and make a shortlist from the proofs.  I ordered extra sheets too so I can give copies to the grannies! =)

So here are a few of the final shots we chose:
I'm very satisfied with how it all turned out and I'm excited to see all the final prints so I can have them framed!

My favorite family shot.  This will be on the Christmas cards, and gift tags as well.

Outfit change. Formal this time.

I get a solo...  =)

I also availed of the #SmilesForRelief photo project.  By purchasing this digital profile picture for just Php500, 100% of proceeds will provide food packs for 3 families affected by typhoon Yolanda. You can still help too.

The Picture Company has an ongoing holiday promo:

Avail of 20 personalized Christmas cards + 20 matching gift tags when you purchase 5 sheets.
Hurry, book now coz this promo will run until Dec. 15 only.

I can't wait to get our first ever family Christmas cards and tags!

By the way, you don't need to be a member to have your family portrait this season, 'coz I have here a special voucher for all my readers and friends.
  • FREE one-time family session up to 8 members at any branch of The Picture Company
  • Simply print out this coupon below, or take a screenshot
  • Call your preferred branch, and book an appointment
  • Bring your print coupon or screenshot of coupon during your scheduled photo shoot. (Prints not included)

Book you photo sessions now and avail of special promos at The Picture Company!
You won't regret it, promise!

Get more info, news and promo updates:
Instagram: @thepicturecoph / @tpcpodium
Facebook: TPC Podium branch
Alabang Town Center - (632) 8097370 / 809-7388
Bonifacio High Street - (632) 856-1232
Greenbelt 5 - (632) 756-0020
Power Plant Mall - (632) 898-2657 / 890-3690
SM Mall of Asia - (632) 556-0165 / 556-4726
SM North Edsa - (632) 351-6184
The Podium - (632) 634-2632, / 637-5929
Ayala Center Cebu - (032) 268-2241

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