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Friday, October 22, 2010

School Portraits...taking your own

Even though for many years I was homeschooling all of our boys, we still had the opportunity for school portraits.  Every year, our homeschool co-op would have a photographer come in to take class pictures and individual portraits, if we wanted them.

We ordered them a few times.  Sometimes, we went to JCPenney, or Target.  One year Walmart did a nice job for us.  The price was best at Walmart and Target. 

Then, one year I decided to try taking my own pictures.  The beauty of a digital camera is that you can see the picture right away and take a new one, if it isn't the best.

My boys were happy not to have to go in to a portrait studio, as we could take the pictures in the backyard! 

I have to say, the pictures turned out great!  I took a few shots of each of them, and then let them help choose the picture they liked.

The best part was ordering them online at Walgreens.com.  I was able to get a portrait package that included an 8 x 10 for our wall, and enough pictures for grandparents, aunts and uncles.  The total for all 3 boys was less than what I would have paid for one package from the "school photographer", I believe!!!! 

They were ready the next day, I think!

So, it is time for new school pictures.  I will be taking them this weekend, hopefully.

Have any of you ever done this???

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