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Portrait Studio Experience

What to Expect In-Studio

From the moment you step through our doors, our skilled photographers aim to understand your unique vision, guiding you through a personalized session. Join us in creating lasting memories, one frame at a time, at JCPenney Portraits.


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Arrival, Setup, and Consultation

Upon arrival at our studios, we ensure best-in-class lighting, digital cameras, and backgrounds. Your photographer will then conduct a walkthrough to understand your photography needs. If you’re unsure about your preferences, our photographers can assist you in choosing a background, studio props, and incorporating personal items from home.

Photography Session

During your session, your photographer will guide you through various poses and looks to create a personalized and memorable experience. A photography session is approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes in the camera room.

Image Review and Personalization

After your session, you’ll review your images at our viewing kiosk with a studio team member. Instantly personalize your photography and tell your story by choosing from hundreds of design overlays that support single and multiple images. Explore print options, including traditional, black and white, or sepia. Additionally, you can design custom cards and invitations easily.

Shutterfly Digital Image Options

Many guests choose our digital image options, which are conveniently added to your Shutterfly account for preservation with free unlimited photo storage. In your Shutterfly account, you can download the images, create personalized photo products, and explore additional features for managing and utilizing your photos.

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.

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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