Until Jumper, I never knew that kids got professional senior pictures as none of my other, older kids had any interest in them...or in any school rituals. So I hear about senior pictures and that they cost about $400 or more and I just gape at Jumper. The $400 or more is just the shoot fee. Then you buy the pictures. Can cost a fortune that we don't have. So she backs down and says, "It's ok. I don't need to have them." I can tell she's disappointed, but she would do without them and deal with it. But I want her to have them. I just don't have $400 for pictures. Considering our small family and the fact that these pictures are taken with three outfit changes and one outdoor shot, and will mainly be for her friends and us, did any of you find a way around these outrageous huge fees? I'm up for suggestions. Am I the only person in the US who never heard of these senior pictures? This isn't a rich neighborhood...very middle, middle...yet seems most of the kids have them done. And they do them the summer after junior year so that outside shots are snow-free. So it's coming up, if we elect to do it. I wonder if a student photographer can do a good job...not sure where to start.