My Cherished Victorian

In this Boudoir Photographer Pittsburgh post, I am going to talk about one of my favorite props – my Victorian Sofa!  It’s the BEST!

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OK, I’ve featured my Victorian Sofa a few times before on the blog! It’s probably one of the best props I have for my photo shoots and my clients LOVE it…as do I!

The truth is … I bargained on this thing, and bargaining with people is not my strong suit!  I found it at a consignment shop and went to check it out.  They had it listed at too high a price – in my opinion – and I asked about a lower price … something I NEVER do, but it was a consignment shop!  They said they were having a sale this weekend and hoping it would sell.  So, I walked away – told them I’d be back on Monday to talk.  I was the bad cop – I wasn’t going to give in to the pressure!

I went back on Monday.  It was still there.  In my mind, I’m now thinking, “This sofa was meant to be mine.” But, I didn’t let it show.  I told them again what my bottom line price would be on it, and they just stood there and looked at me.  I didn’t say a word.  She finally came back with a higher price, I said “Well, with tax that puts me way above my budget.”

She relented!  SCORE!

One problem >> We don’t have a truck. I scheduled a U-haul rental to pick it up.  Yup, serious business.  When I picked Mr. Chick up to go get the sofa, he complained.  He complained the whole way back to the store.  His biggest complaint was that I’m “NEVER GOING TO USE THIS!”

Who’s laughing now, Mr. Chick?!?!  ME!  Because I’m using this at most of my shoots and have even taken it outside for a family photo shoot…and t will be the centerpiece of my Christmas mini sessions this year.

The sofa is fantastic and it’s the perfect piece in my collection!

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