The Picture People have the cutest advertising and the most enticing coupon offers, but when I took my son in to get his picture taken on his first birthday, I was disappointed. First of all, the photographer really wasn't able to get my son to smile, or even look at her. I suppose that was not entirely her fault. He just wasn't being cooperative. My big gripe was that the pictures were all about their giant props, rather than my child. I ended up getting a picture of him in a boat, holding a fishing pole, and I could barely see what he looked like. On top of that, the photographer didn't really do much to suggest what would look good. I really didn't like any of the pictures she took and probably should not have bought any. It was a waste of time and money. I didn't even want to give the pictures to anyone.