- The pictures needed to look better than ones I could take. I know this should be a no-brainer, but some people are sort of in training or amateurs doing this for really really low rates. That wasn't what I wanted.
- I wanted the high resolution images to be included in the cost. Some photographers will give you a certain number of prints with your package, but I wanted to get my own prints and have access to the images forever. Penny's high school graduation slide show? Oh, just wait.
- Willing to go on location.
- Best price after these other things considered.
We had three of them blown up to 20" x 30" canvas prints (thanks, Living Social deal!) to hang in our newly-finished family room. I will be sharing pictures of that space once the pictures and curtains are hung. We chose the first two images and the third to last (the one of Penny standing), but I will probably order smaller prints of a few more for our living room photo wall. I hope to do our next family photos in fall 2013. I think it will be nice to get fall colors next time. And by then, we will have another little munchkin crawling around...