Senior picture prices are absolutely outrageous -three to five hundred dollars in our area! I've always tried to think outside the box, so when my son was ready for his senior Pictures, we were ready.
I have a good quality Ricoh 35MM camera, but many cameras will work. I took several different poses. I shot a whole roll of film just of him. We used a few different backgrounds and tried several different shirts. We took the pictures of his waist up. I then had the pictures developed and we choose the best ones. I then had several 8x10s, 5x7, and wallet sizes made at a local photo shop for $60. That's right $60, not $600! The turned out excellently. Everyone was amazed that they weren't taken professionally.
I treasure these pictures. I saved quite a few bucks and took them myself which made them special.
What did we have to lose? If I didn't like them, we could have still gone to a professional. The only difference is that there was not that little gold lettered name in the corner!
Here are a few pointers for making this work for you.
Even if you don't like the pictures, you will have some nice photos of your child to remember their senior year!
Sheryl Simons lives in Northern Michigan and loves gardening. She has three kittens and a '51 Chevy sedan. She and her husband Richard love to attend car shows, auctions and flea markets.
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