Portrait time

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Portrait time
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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 12:46am

I wanted to get Selin's portraits done when she turned 6 months and seeing as how it is already a week late, I figured I better get on it or else it won't happen until Christmastime.


I have some coupons for JC Penney's and Target. Seems like they have similar deals. Anyone have good luck with either place?


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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 7:36am

I've never done Target, but we've done JCP more than a few times over the years. At JCP (and probably most chain places) it's a crap shoot. Sometimes the photographer is great, sometimes they are counting the minutes till they leave, sometimes baby is great, sometimes not so much. At least when you go w/ a local or smaller place you have a better idea of who will be taking your pictures each time, and they are more likely to be patient with a fussy baby.

Either way, make sure she's well fed and don't schedule the pictures during nap time.

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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 10:01am

JCPenny's and Target use the same studio which is why you find the same basic coupons for both of them. We use to use Kiddie Kandids till they went under, we always got great pictures with them, but no clue how the new company that is running them is. We use Sears now, I really like that I can get a ton of pictures to chose from, Kiddie Kandids only let me get 8 shots max at a time, I've gotten over 20 with Sears before. It does depend on the photographer, we had one really bad session at Sears and 2 great ones, we are hoping not to get the photographer we didn't like when we go back for 18 months, 3 1/2 year and holiday (all in one) pictures come the beginning of November.

Figure it is going to take an hour longer then you expect at a minimum, make sure you schedule at baby's good time, and even then you can have issues, and remember if you don't like the photographs then don't buy them you can always redo them later.




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Registered: 11-13-2008
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 12:02pm

I've always done Sears, and they've done a pretty decent job.