finding a freelance photographer
If you normally use a freelance photographer ($300-$500), try...
Going to a low-cost chain studio.
If you normally use a chain ($50-$100), try...
Taking some snapshots yourself ($10-$50 for one large print).
WWBD: For everyday photos, I like to play around with my own camera. Here are a few examples:
Taken at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. I wanted an updated family photo to display in my house. This was the best one, but I'm not completely happy with the perspective and composition. Look at the way my daughter (bottom right corner) is sitting...not very ladylike!
It rained Easter morning, so we went out in the yard to snap some photos. It took me LOTS of phots to get a decent one of these three.
I like this one of my oldest.
But when I want a nice family photo, I use Pebblebrook Portraits, owned by a freelance photographer (Check her photography blog, too!). She takes excellent photos, and offers the lowest prices in the DFW area. Here are a few she took of my family: