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If you’re looking at bare picture frame Aunt Judy gave you last Christmas and wondering how you can save on family photos, I have a few tips for you!
I know that not everyone can afford to pay someone for a full photo session, so getting family photos done can be as frugal as you want!
Getting The Photo
1. Ask a friend. Have you seen what an iPhone camera can do these days? Maybe you’re friends with someone who has a fancy camera, but even if you’re not, you can print some beautiful photos using a smart phone. The best part is you can trade off taking family photos, so it’s a win win on both sides!
2. Ask a photography student. I live near a major university and there are always student artists looking to build their portfolio. Maybe they don’t plan to do portraits forever, but hey practice is practice! You can email the nearest art school to you and see if any students are looking for a small gig at a really reasonable rate. Sometimes they are willing to do it for free!
3. Ask photographers if they run portrait specials. If you like the idea of using a professional photographer and have a little extra saved up, check for local photographers who run holiday portrait sessions at a discounted rate. We did this a few years ago and had fun getting the whole family together for different photos. Make sure to ask for a silly one, those are always fun to give to grandparents!
Shop for photos deals. There are always photo deals online and in drug stores, so this is the best way to save on printing family photos. As we get closer to the holidays, we’ll see a TON of deals, so keep your eyes peeled for them.
Hoe do you like to save on family photos?