Remember those days gone by when you cleaned up your kids, made sure their hair was presentable and you took off to the local mall, or grocery store (Piggly Wiggly) or KaMe ApaRT to get the photo special? You usually had to wait in line and hope your kid stayed presentable while you were waiting…and didn’t cry.
We rarely had extra money for a real photographer…perhaps that is why I don’t mind taking photos of my great nieces and nephews. Some stores would run a 99 cent special…one 8 X 10 for 99 cents and then there were add ons ...the photos were taken one day and then about two weeks later you could show up for the “pitch” and buy more. If you had a budget and we usually did…something had to be worked around to get the extras.
In 1983 I took the girls to West Acres Mall for their Fall/Winter photos. The photographer had different background screens and you could pick a couple of them.
Trica was eleven and in sixth grade that year. Jennifer was eight years old and in second grade.
Here is the wintery edition, it looks like they are sitting in a snowbank. I think we may have bought a few of these photos and sent them to Grandparents and Great Grandparents at Christmas time.