It is school photograph season, we had ours done yesterday. Now we only have Master Shoestring in school we do not have so many packs coming home but I can well remember what a lot of pressure there was to buy. Master Shoestring knows that we do not purchase things this way and so is never disappointed when we return the pack unopened. However, the older two did found this very hard and we did find ourselves succumbing occasionally, usually for sports' team portraits.
These photographs are very expensive and if you have a cheap camera at home you can now take better shots yourself and get them printed more cheaply either online or at a local supermarket. Unless the pictures from school are extraordinary and you can never catch your child looking that good, save the money and schedule a home portrait session during the school holidays. You and your children will have a lot of fun, make memories and get some lovely pictures. Leave the overpriced ones on the shelf !