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We want to get some portraits of our 1 yr old and 4 yr old done at
a photo studio. I'm thinking of Sears or JCPenney because we don't
want to spend a lot. Does anyone have any recent experience with
Sears in downtown Oakland or Hilltop mall? Downtown Oakland is
closer for us but I'd be willing to go to Hilltop if it would be
better. Is JCPenney at Hilltop mall better? Thanks in advance.
I would strongly recommend Sapasorn Ridhikerd for family or individual
portraits. Sapasorn has done black & white and color holiday portraits
of our family for 6 years in a row, and we have always been extremely
pleased. He's very friendly, quite talented, and reasonably priced. He
is based in Berkeley, but does work all over the Bay Area. You can reach
him at 415-632-6744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nightingale Photography is fantastic. The owner, Christina Hernandez, is
also holding a free portrait party at Red Wagon clothing store in
Lafayette, on 12/12/08.
Has anyone had experience with Clix Portrait Studio in Concord? I
saw a rather enticing coupon for a $10 package, but I'm wondering
if it's worth my while to drive through the tunnel. They have a
website with a lot of pretty pictures but very little in the way
of actual information (pricing, availability of images on CD etc).
Are there any places out there that will sell me a photo CD with
my portrait package at a reasonable price? I don't have hundreds
of dollars to spend. I just want one or two pictures worth
framing, a digital archive, and maybe something for my private
family web page.
We really like Clix-the $10 package is great, and they offer it
several times a year. The one thing I suggest is to ask for Mel
to be the photographer-I have found that she offers better
direction and works better with our kids, leading to better
pictures with her.
I used to take my kids to Picture People in a mall, but it appears to have moved. Any
recommendations for a photo studio fairly close to North Oakland that has reasonable
prices? (This is for yearly kids' photos, not formal family photos. Sears, JC Penney
etc type is fine, but I didn't find them in my yellow pages.)
check Hilltop Mall in Richmond ~ maybe it's too far but they have all the ones you
mentioned... Sears, JC Penny (my friend got awesome pictures here) and also one or
two independent photo stores similar to Picture People in the mall. So there are
four for the price of one right there.
-pictures are fun
Try JC Penny's in Hayward. We used to also go to Picture People and we've been to
Sears before and our pictures were always just OK. We just went to Penny's and
LOVED them. The photographer was so good, she got my reluctant kids to cooperate
and every picture was great. I don't know her name, though.
The only problem was that you have to select the ones to buy right on the spot for
the discounted price, and it was too much pressure for me to decide, considering
how many good ones I had to choose from!
We've always gone to Sears in downtown Oakland and been happy
I am new to the area and was looking for a good place to get my daughter's 3 year old
pictures taken. I am looking for something reasonable in price, but will spend a little
more if the place is good. Thanks.
The Studio Montclair Reenie Raschke Photography
6232 La Salle Blvd. Oakland, CA 94611
Phone - (510) 339-8565
She's a friendly, whimsical gal everybody adores!
Stop by and see her work! She is AWESOME with kids and I believe she may still have little rabbits
living in her studio!
We've already tried the Sears photo studio a few times and it's just not a
our needs/my requirements. We have also done the prof photographer in our
and on location (can't afford that every year to document the kids' growth
cuteness.) So I'm looking for something in between - an affordable studio
with discounts/coupons?) that has photographers who are GREAT with kids.
to go to a studio that has staff & a photographer who are creative and
getting my kids' attention & smiles, is willing to be patient w/ their
issues, and has fun/cute props. I think part of the problem is that I
used to work at
a high quality specialty kids photog studio (not around here) and so I
expectations that may be hard to meet, but there must be someplace! I
live in El
Cerrito, but am willing to travel 30 min or so. If you've had a positive
recently, please let me know.
Picky & Thrifty!
My brother and his family have gotten pictures from ''The Picture People'' in the
Stoneridge Mall in Dublin, annually, for the past
6 years. They always look great (and I know the cost is really reasonable). We even
did a family portrait there (extended
family) which honestly is better than any of the portraits we have done with
photographers who we have hired. I think the Picture People do a really good, and
very CONSISTENT, job I'll give up the artistic flair if I can get a pic where everyone
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