Umm, I'm pretty sure that's not the same.
I'm glad I didn't listen to the people-who-shall-remain-nameless because yesterday we got the proofs of our photos back and they are beautiful (if I do say so myself).
I look back now and wish we had professional photos taken of Baby O when she was an actual baby, but I'm so glad that we have these gorgeous pictures to remember this time in her life (and in ours).
An extra special thanks goes to Chara Michele of Chara Michele Photography for these pictures. She obviously did a fabulous job of a taking beautiful photos, but she also kept checking in with us during the shoot to make sure that we were getting everything that we wanted (and she didn't even bat an eye when I kept pulling out different outfits for Baby O to wear). She also dealt beautifully with the fact that Baby O had a major meltdown during the shoot (and she hasn't reported us to CPS for bribing our child with chocolate chips and apple juice throughout the whole session). Thanks so much, Chara!