RE: Portrait studios: Sears vs. JCPenney vs. Target vs. Picture People...etc.
I used to be a Sears fan, but I've switched my loyalty to Penneys.
-At Penneys, they have more than one employee. (Sears did not).
-I've never waited more than 20 minutes at Penneys.
-I have had three of the same photographers for 2 years. (I never had the same photographer in 4 years at Sears).
-At Penneys they take a bunch of pics and you choose your package from 5 to 10 poses (I've hears Sears is now doing this too, but they sure didn't used to!!)
-Penneys doesn't seem to have the high pressure sales for you to buy more pics when you originally place your order. (Sears always wanted to sell me their crappy resolution 'proof sheet').
-Penneys sends back 3 sheets of your second choice pose with your package. So when you go to pick up your pictures, there will be one B&W picture and then two other sheets of pics that you can buy, all for $15. This is a DEAL over their normal $12.99 (I think!) per sheet price.
-Penneys packages are around $8. They always have coupons for 'buy by the sheet' for $4 to $5.
Mommy to 3 girls: A, G and M. (15, 11 and 8.5)
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