When I mentioned it to Mr. Pete, he said, "We could buy a nice camera for that" and the thought clicked with me. So before Calvin Graduated we bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70S 7MP Digital Camera with 3x Image Stabilized Zoom. It was a great little point and shoot and I took Calvin's Senior picture with it!
Not perfect, but it served our needs and Calvin liked it. I got a 5 x 10 for our house and then wallet sizes from Walgreen's Photo.
A few years later I was able to make a bigger investment and I bought a Pentax K200 and have been using it ever since. I blogged about that here.
I had been bugging Sam all year to get a hair cut so that I could get a nice senior picture. So last week when he got a hair cut and picked up his tux for the prom, I got him dressed and set out for a site that I thought would be beautiful for pictures. Then I clicked away.
Here is the one I picked. After a little editing in Picnic it was just the way I wanted.
I also ordered his announcements from Walgreens!
All told with the Picnic subscription and the announcments, my costs were still less than $100 dollars! For us it's an economical and unique way to get homeschool high school senior pictures!