need to vent! ADDED CHAIR POST # 6!!!

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tialee80's picture
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need to vent! ADDED CHAIR POST # 6!!!

UGH im so irritated and I figured if anyone would get it it would be you girls. So I have been looking for this certain chair for awhile now! I would use it for seniors, weddings, newborns ect.. The chair was 600.00 and yes I know that is way too much for a chair but it went on sale for 300.00. I seen it and there was only 1 left but I figured my birthday is pretty soon so I took a picture of it and showed dh.
2 days later I went back to the same store for other shopping and it was GONE!:( I called every other store and everyone had sold out of it. I googled and searched online but could not find it anywhere. So today I call the only other store left that is an hour and a half away but seriously I have visions for this chair and I think any bride would LOVE to be photographed on it in a forrest or field with her groom. So anywho the gal says she has 1 left and for 300!!! I had her hold it and then told dh and he gave me the ''really Tia'' guilt trip. It's an investment for something I love. I mean I love shoes but i'm not asking to go buy a 300 dollar pair of shoes lol.
I have 2 photoshoots this sunday (if theres no rain) so that alone will be the money for the chair so I tried explaining to him it's like i'm taking photos for the chair which I would do anyday but he laughed and said I'll buy the chair and then find something else I need. Now I feel bad so I said fine I won't get it but I wish he would have said something sooner before I called every store in the phonebook. Unless he was the person who bought it??? WOW, I would feel like a real AHOLE if that was the case. What would you do if it was something you loved and had a total vision for?
Oh and I say chair but it seats 2 so it's really like a small loveseat all grey very modern looking with the tufted back. I think thats what it's called when all the buttons are in laid in the fabric. It so beautiful but not too much where I would notice the chair over my subject. I hope I am posting pics of it tomorrow we will see? Just needed to vent no need to comment if your busy just looking for a AMEN SISTER or someone to say THEY GET IT and i'm not crazy lol.
vent over...

Muddee's picture
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You're crazy :P, I'm actually the more frugal one in our house. That said if you could make the money back on the chair with a couple of shoots I say why not buy it?

Ladybugsteph's picture
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We all have that one thing that we want/need to buy, but no one else but a photographer would understand. Sorry he was giving you a hard time about your want. I wish photography wasn't so darn expensive!

TracyF's picture
Joined: 08/14/06
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I read this hilarious thing the other day about how a photographer should never be in charge of the family finances... so true!!

Sorry you felt frustrated about it. Though, truthfully, we have 18-year-old cat-scratched couches we can't afford to replace, so to me the idea of even $300 for a couch strictly for photography purposes is somewhat mind-boggling. But I certainly can relate to BADLY wanting something, having a GREAT vision for it, and being unable to do it. It's no fun being in that place.

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Thanks girls. I went and got it last night lol! I sat and pouted like a little kid for about an hour (yes i'm a little ashamed of that) and then dh said go ahead!!! But he said if I wanted it then I could go get it since he didnt feel like driving 3 hours round trip. I punched the address into the gps and I was on my merry way. Feeling a lil bit like the 6 year old who was just at the bake sale we had who kicked and screamed cause the last yellow easter chick cookie was gone. There were plenty of other baked goods to choose from but MAN did she want that chick cookie and NOW, I get her! lol jk
When I got to the store I asked for someone to help me load it but no guys were working that night so these 2 young pretty girls came to help me. The one girl said how she loved the chair so I told them both I am going to use it for my seniors this year. They were both very excited and said it sounded so cool! (see, 5 kids later and I still know cool lol) Then the one girl asked for my number and email cause she needed senior pictures which only proved my point to dh ...
dh "Tia, your not going to make more money just cause you have this chair"
me "yes I will cause I will use it and people will talk to their friends and show them the pictures with this awesome chair in the field.''

so... when I finally got home I told him about the senior girl who wanted me to take her pictures just cause I was buying the chair lol Point proven! I took pics of it in my bedroom but it does not do it justice. I am going to try to find a field or forrest that is not flooded and bribe Jazz to get in her dress from nationals so I can get some shots quick to show you all:) I think she was asking me for a ride to some gymnastic place which I was going to take her anyways but I didn't tell her yet so I will just say sure you can have a ride there is just one little thing I need from you lol. Hope to be back later with pics:)

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It's only 30 degrees so I don't think Iill be shooting Jazz outside anytime soon. Took a few quick snaps of the chair in my bedroom so you gals could see it for now but I can't wait to do a real shoot outside with Jazz and this chair!

chair (3 of 9)

THIS IS THE DRESS I WANT TO SHOOT HER IN:)

chair (4 of 9)

I TRIED TO GET A SHOT OF JAZZ IN THE CHAIR BUT CAIN WAS NOT HAVING IT. HE WANTED TO BE IN THE PICTURE LOL!

chair (2 of 9)

JUST A SNAP TO SHOW THE TRUE SIZE

chair (1 of 9)

TOOK A PIC OF THE OTHER SIDE OF MY ROOM TO SHOW YOU MY OBSESSION WITH SHOES LOL

chair (8 of 9)

IT LOOKS REALLY SMALL HERE BUT IT'S NOT. JUST THE WAY I TOOK THE PIC

chair (7 of 9)

NOT SURE IF I SHARED THIS OR NOT BUT THIS WAS THE FIRST CHAIR I FELL IN LOVE WITH

chair for studio-1

SO honest opinions cause I am sure you all can picture my vision now. Do you like it? Smile

shadow_grey's picture
Joined: 05/03/12
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I'm the frugal one here too, I cant even justify to myself buying the new lens i wanted which was on sale because i havent been picking up ny camera enough - even though DH said yes Smile I can understand the wanting something so badly.

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So yesterday Tyson has his end of the year wrestling banquet. I really wanted to be there cause he got an award because he made it to state but Cain had a fever and since he had a seizure the last time he had a fever I was too scared to leave him with my mother in law.
They were there for hours so I did a full wipe down spring clean of the house to suprise dh and cause I felt a little guilty lol. By the time they came home it looked like merry popins had came by. Dh was very happy and my guilt was gone lol!
Plus the chair really goes with my bedroom so really it's like I got new bedroom furniture that I can use for a shoot.
See how I did that... If I ever went to shopping therapy I bet the first thing they would say is how you look for exscuses to make it be okay. lol well u only live once right:)

Amy_&_Eva's picture
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Very pretty! I totally TOTALLY understand about seeing or finding something that you just completely fall in love with and have to have!!!

Muddee's picture
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I'm not a fan (personal taste) that said I think it would be wonderful for certain shoots could definitely see wedding and family shots in it. It's also simple enough you could accessorize it for different looks.

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Joined: 02/04/12
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"Muddee" wrote:

I'm not a fan (personal taste) that said I think it would be wonderful for certain shoots could definitely see wedding and family shots in it. It's also simple enough you could accessorize it for different looks.

I think this is a chair that you either love it or hate it lol. I can't wait to have a bride and groom sitting on it or a little girl with a coral colored tutu! I have visions lol that will look way better than just the chair in my room:) Or if I shot a family I think a few bright patterned throw pillows would do the trick! Shooting a senior on it tomorrow in a white cotton dress with a thin brown braided belt and either going with boots or barefoot. Hope it works!

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