It has been a few years since we’ve had family pictures done, to be honest, we used to get them done in a studio once a year but as our boys have grown we’ve just forgotten about that tradition I guess. This year Portrait Innovations reached out to us and asked us to come in for a session with them. I looked into it and decided that we would love to give them a try!
We made an appointment with our local studio, which was only a 30-minute drive or so, they have locations across much of the U.S. Making an appointment was quick and easy, we were able to get in pretty quickly too, which was important to me.
The studio was much better than I had expected, it was a free-standing location, so there wasn’t the hustle and bustle of being inside of a department store like other studios that we’ve been to. It was calm and relaxed, there were couches and chairs in the waiting area, and some toys for the kids to play with so that they wouldn’t get bored. We didn’t have to wait long at all though and it was our turn.
The lady who took our pictures was different from our previous experiences in the way that she actually cared what we looked like! Ha! That might seem funny to say, but in the past I have had random hairs sticking out of place, shirts that aren’t pulled down, arms and legs that aren’t in a flattering position, etc. The photographer at Portrait Innovations asked permission to fix my hair, and did so before each photo (which made me relax a lot, I wasn’t thinking about my stupid hair the whole time!), she also made sure my kids had “real” smiles! She thought of all the little things, which are actually the big things when it comes to pictures.
At Portrait Innovations, we’ve reinvented the professional portrait studio experience at our over 100 studios throughout the U.S.
Our portrait studios have multiple camera rooms featuring professional lighting systems, along with the latest trends in scenic and full-color backgrounds. Our trained photographers use professional hand-held digital cameras, allowing them to move and interact with you to capture candid expressions. Once your session is complete, you’ll sit down with your photographer to select your favorite images, add special effects and even order custom photo gifts and keepsakes using your portraits. All of your portraits are printed on-site, using a cutting-edge digital printing system that produces breathtaking, high-resolution images printed on the finest archival-quality, portrait paper guaranteed to last a lifetime.
While our process is high tech, our beliefs remain simple. We feel every customer should be treated as an honored guest and given the highest level of respect and courtesy. We understand that our customers value the importance of capturing and sharing online, cherished family and personal memories, events and milestones and we feel honored to be the one selected to capture those memories. –Portrait Innovations
Our experience at Portrait Innovations was great! I honestly don’t have a single bad thing to say about this place, they were on time, the selection process was quick and easy. My very favorite part was that they printed the pictures for us right there on-the-spot! We only waited a few minutes and they were ready to take home and frame. This was perfect because we ordered some really great Christmas cards, and now we have them in plenty of time to get them sent out to family and friends.
Disclosure: We were given a studio session in order to experience Portrait Innovations. Compensation was received. All opinions in this post are 100% my own and were not influenced in any way. I was asked to give an honest review of this product 🙂 we honestly enjoyed it!