We were very disappointed with our experiences at the Sears Portrait Studio in the Coral Ridge Mall. I usually think of Sears as being good quality and affordable, but that is not the case in the Portrait Studio.
We purchased the Smile Savers Club card to save on a sitting fee so that helps some, but it's really difficult to leave there without spending a lot of money. They charge $7 for every "embellishment", including zooming in and centering the photo which, to me, seems like a job for the photographer, not something I should have to specially request. 3 of the other moms in our play group has similarly disappointing experiences.
All of the photographers that we have met there have been very nice, but there is definitely quite a range when it comes to experience with children and technical photography experience.
So...we tried a new tactic that will be summed up in my upcoming "Walgreens Photo Developing" review. ;-)