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Portrait Studio Experience

Family portrait capture at JCPenney Portraits Professional Photo Studio.

What to Expect In-Studio

When you arrive at our studios, we ensure best in class lighting, digital cameras, and backgrounds. To begin, the photographer will walk through all of your photography needs. If you’re not sure what you want, our photographers can help you choose a photography background, a studio prop and the best way to feature personal props from home. While in your session, our photographer will guide you through a variety of different poses and looks. The camera room experience lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Once your session is complete, you will review your images at our viewing kiosk with a studio team member. If you are bringing children with you, feel free to bring a small snack or toy to entertain them so that you can leisurely view and select your pictures. Instantly personalize your photography and tell your story by choosing from hundreds of design options that support single and multiple images. We offer a large selection of special effects and sheet options, including traditional, black and white or sepia. We also offer a quick and easy option to design custom cards and invitations.

Many of our guests select our digital image options which will be conveniently added to your Shutterfly account to be preserved with free unlimited photo storage. Within your Shutterfly account, you can download the images or create personalized photo products. Learn more about Shutterfly’s digital image delivery.

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Pick your outfits

Keep your clothing simple and consistent. Coordinate outfits from head to toe to prepare for full length poses. Once you arrive at your photo studio session, your photographer will recommend a background that compliments your look.

Personalize with props

Customize your photo session with personal props from home. Maybe you have a cherished family heirloom passed down for generations, a special hand-knit baby blanket, or a favorite accessory. Using personal props is a great way to customize your session, giving your photo memories a personal touch. For newborn and baby sessions, we encourage you to bring in your own blankets and wraps.

Read our tips and tricks

From babies to pets to senior photos, we have lots of experience on how to get the perfect picture in the photo studio.

Get Inspired

Our galleries are full of fun ideas, attractive poses, and style inspiration for all kinds of events and milestones.

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