School pictures are very affordable because you’re only paying for the prints and not for the service. However, as the teachers tell young students, “You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.” One pose with a plain background. If you’re lucky, you might get a choice of jewel-tone backdrops. When my kids were in elementary school, I never thought of having their portraits taken elsewhere. Now I say, “Why not?” Senior photos are special, and I will always put all I have into them. There’s no reason school photos throughout the years can’t be a little more special, too. So I may be adding a special portrait option for a 30-minute photo shoot. If I think it might fly, it will be rolled out completely by next summer.