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Locations:Multiple see below
Cost:$$
Category:Photographers
Other Ideas: KG Photography & Design; Kiddie Kandids; Gretje Ferguson Photography; Portrait Simple

A photography studio that specializes in child & family photography. Conveniently located in select area malls.

Cute background colors & props are available, and prints are ready in about an hour for you to choose from.

The Portrait club includes free unlimited sitting fees for 1 year. Photos are approximately $18 per sheet and you can select entire protrait packages for around $46 for the first package and $40 thereafter. Packages include all sizes from wallet to 10x13.

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www.picturepeople.com

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Burlington(781) 270-9443mapBurlington Mall, Burlington, MA
Marlborough---mapSolomon Pond Mall, Marlboro, MA


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2-starNot worth the time and money
I actually went into the Perimeter Mall (Atlanta) studio to take up-to-date photos of my family and the waiting period to take pictures and to view your pictures was exhausting. I had a 1:00 appointment and didn't leave the studio until 3:00. They ask you to be there 10 minutes prior to session but had to wait 30-40 after my scheduled appointment. The pros of this company is that they take great pictures, have an excellent holiday special 25 photos for $18 and same day photos. The cons are the special is only for one pose but if you choose more than one pose the sheets are $18 a sheet which is too expensive, the waiting period was too long and the location was a bit too far and the portrait club membership is a rip off. Thank goodness I only go once a year to take pictures.
3-starGreat Pictures Avoid the CD
We enjoyed our experience with the photographers at the North Shore mall. The sheets are a little expensive but the digital CD is worthless. Don't waste you time with the digital CD since it only comes with pictures with resolutions slightly higher than thumbnails images. I don't know if the high resolution CD is worth the $150 because they won't let you look at the disc before leaving the store. The pictures looked great and we are happy that we have some professional family shots but the CD is a waste of money. The packages are also a pretty good deal if you are going to buy several sheets of pictures.
1-starPicture People
We had a horrible experience today with PicturePeople at Solomon Pond Mall. We booked an appointment for today in advance a week. However, when we went to the shop, we were told that the appointment was actually taken for a week before today. That means when I called them and asked for an appointemnt today, they actually booked the slot for the same day I called them. When we requested them to accomodate us for today, we recieved an arrogant response saying that they can't do that. Its not the question of whether we took the photograph or not. But about the way some one can talk with customers.
5-starDaycare Pictures
We had the picture people come to our Growing By Leaps & Bounds location for picture day. They came with 3 people and had a few cute props for the kids! It was made even more special because the photographers went throughout the center to take candid shots of the children at play and put it together in a huge montage of pictures with our center's name and date on it. To top it all off, they came back THAT VERY SAME DAY with the photo selections for the families to choose from. THEN, once the families had submitted their selections to the office, the Picture People came and picked them up and returned the completed package THAT VERY SAME DAY! They were even nice enough to give 1 family a free picture of their little boy because that family was having a hard time selecting pictures at all. Great job, and we will work with them in the future!
1-starHorrible
We waited for 1 hour before we got the slot in. We were not taken to any room but had it outside where it is tough to pose as there are onlookers. The female was too hasty and we did not like any of the pictures. We asked them to retake. They made a big fuss but then agreed. But this cost a 3 hr wait after that (luckily there are some shops in Solomon pond mall). After getting the second set - we had to pick a couple of pictures to get out of the store. We were told that the pictures will come in email within a week. It has been 2 months now, 5 requests to send pictures and still not here. I guess the third party company is actually sending one person walking all the way to deliver the digital pictures. Damn these folks. Height of unprofessionalism..
1-starPicture People In Burlington
These guys are useless! ! Went in with a toddler for pic, the girl just sat frustrated while I tried to calm down my kid at the new place!! Finally she suggested that he cannot get a picture if he wouldn't calm down!! I said thanks and left, really very useless picture people!!
4-starVery Patient
We've taken my two-year-old daughter there three times now. Each time she has reacted by freaking out and crying. I have been consistently impressed with the patience and sensitivity of the photographers there. I keep expecting it to be a disaster, yet they always manage to get some really great shots.
1-starAwefulexperiencevery Hasty
I went to picture people to take pictures of my 18 month old yesterday. I have taken her regularly before at JCPenny, Sears portrait studio before and thought of trying out ' more ' professional studio expeirence. We had to wait for half an hour. The photographer came and took us in corner and not a room, randomly clicked few pictures.....i had to suggest her poses instead of her telling me few. I barely had choice to pick from. I would definitely not go to them again
5-starPicture People
1. Is no longer a Hallmark Company. 2. There are plain backgrounds and cute props! 3. There are no longer sitting fees. 4. Portrait Club: 3 free sheets (8x10,5x7's or/and wallets depending on store) and 3 $10 off coupons that you can use with a coupon! 5. Now $18 a sheet. 6.Pose: first is $46 each additonal is $40. 7. Coupons do not always consist of 8x10 or 10x13s it depends on the promotion that is being offered at the time! 9. YES! If you need more than the allowed 20 min per sitting PLEASE ask for more than one arrival time! HELPFUL HINTS: 1. Don't dress an infant that does not sit up on their own in overalls. 2. If your child walks in and throwns a fit cause they are afraid of the background.... don't push them in to it! Come back another day and everyday if need be untill they get use to it! 3. First birthday pictures.....ask if the store will take an extra roll of candid shots of your child with birthday cake or cup cake these are AWESOME SHOTS! 4. Latex balloons look GREAT in ALL age birthday shots! 5. ALWAYS bring in any props you have from home that you may want to use in your photos nothing would ever be turned down unless it is totally unsafe for your child! 6. LET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER BE IN CHARGE OF THE SITTING!!!! If they ask what you are doing today explain to them what you would like to be done and then tell them what ever else you think would be great too! 7. Patience for the subjects yes! But sometimes not for their parents so please..... let the photographer handle it! * I am not from Mass. But another state that Picture People is located in!
4-starAwesome Pictures
I have loved every single picture these people have taken of my son-great deals too-free sittings and if you get on the mailing list, they will send you coupons for free 8 x 10's and 11 x 14's.

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