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Old 10-16-2012, 07:51 PM   #11
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We always buy them. If it's a good year we buy more (preschool was really good, and we just got the proofs of his Grade 1 pics and they are great), if they are just so-so, we buy fewer.

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Old 10-16-2012, 07:52 PM   #12
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Depending on what company takes the photos.. You can return the package you're unhappy with and they'll refund you.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:54 PM   #13
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Re: Let's talk school pictures.

I take better pictures, so I don't buy the through the school. I usually take them myself, before school pictures are taken.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:55 PM   #14
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We get like a 16.00 package and get a class pic too that is included but haven't gotten retakes though.... gggrrrr...
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #15
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And if its the company I think you're talking about, you don't have to purchase anything - you can wait till proofs come. If you get the proofs and hate them, you can send kiddo to retake day.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:25 PM   #16
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Nope - i do not buy the school pics. Our school does send a "proof" home which i keep because its usually a terrible pic which will make us smile in years to come..... but instead i always have family pics done by a fabulous photographer in the fall.... so right around the same time.....

I have friends who take the $10 coupon that target puts out and just gets their kids "school pics" done there..... it's a portrait package with 1 background and several sheets of pics. I'm a VERY picky photo person, and although i don't possess the skill to take breathtaking pics, i value people who do and don't mind paying for those pics yearly.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:31 PM   #17
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We don't do school photos. They are expensive and generally not very good. Instead we go to JCPennies for photos. We are "supposed to" get pics 2x a year once they are in school but we're generally lucky to do so 1x a yr. Until school age we take them in every 3 months from 1 yr on and every month up to a yr. I like with JCPennies I can order a pic combo with all their pics without taking them in all the same day.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #18
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This is our first year and I was not happy with DDs picture either. However I bought it because it's almost a comical right of passage to have bad school photos...my mom has 12 of them of me I just paid for the digital option so they just email me the photo and I can print.

We actually get our family photos professionally done every November, so it's not that big a deal to me. I know well get some awesome shots with those. The school picture is mostly so I and the kids can look back on them with nostalgia :-)
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:52 AM   #19
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Re: Let's talk school pictures.

I paid $35 for DS's before they were taken. I'd prefer to see them first and then decide, but oh well. They weren't greatest, but all the grandparents love getting them so I guess it was worth the money.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:59 AM   #20
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This was our first year for school pics. I didn't plan to buy any but they were really good! We get the proof before we order, so I bought the $50 package. That is my Christmas present to his dads side of the family.
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