My family went to a studio today to have our pic made for the church directory. I had no intention of buying any prints since I have been pretty heavy into taking our own pictures. Still, over the past couple of years, we haven't taken that many of our own family pics and including yourself in those pics doesn't always work out as well as you'd like. Also, I have a ton of images still to edit and print of my daughter/family from the past couple of months (which is my main problem). Anyway, I decided to buy an 11x14 montage on canvas of what the Olan Mills guy did today. After I got home I started kicking myself in the butt thinking it was a waste of money. It's only like $110 and I know that the same thing would cost me about $70 through mpix if I did it myself, but I did it anyway. The images were decent. Not great, not awful, and I certainly could've done just as good myself. So, that brings this question to mind. Since you've been doing this as a hobby, profession, etc. how often or when was the last time you paid someone else to take pics of you/your family, and if you have, what was the occasion. This is the first time in probably 6 years we've done so.