Why Kenwood?


10. You have to spend $1000 to come here

  • NO!  Although many of our clients love their portraits so much and do spend a lot on them, we also have clients that spend less.  You probably won’t get by spending $200, but you don’t have to spend $1000 either, what you spend is up to you. We have packages to suit every budget.

9. You have to be size 4 to come here

  • NAH, We make everyone look their best!  If you are concerned about you size, we can bring out other good features you may have, like beautiful eyes or hair and hide anything you are not comfortable with.

8. I have to buy pictures from who my school says

  • WRONG!!  Your school might say who you have to get a yearbook shot done by (because they won’t accept any other photographers’ work), but you don’t have to purchase from them.  Many schools get kickbacks from the “school” photographer, so they would like you to go there.  But the school can NOT tell you who you have to buy from.  Buy your portraits from whomever you choose.  If you don’t like the work of the school photographer, don’t buy them!

7. Some pictures look to provocative, do I have to do that?

  • Absolutely not.  Just be YOU.  Some people are conservative, so we treat them that way.  Some people want to look like super models, so we treat them that way.  We judge a lot by the clothing you bring.  We want you to look your best, but at the same time, be comfortable and who you are.

6. We charge extra for everything

  • Not True.  Most studios DO charge extra for many things like effects and retouching.  Most of ours are included.  A few special things require small extra charge, but we won’t nickel and dime you with extra fees like some studios.  We don’t even charge extra for Black & White images or Sepia!!

5. We are expensive

  • Again, NOT true.  If you compare how much an 8×10 is, or how much a set of wallets, you will find that our prices are in line with most studios.  In fact, we are much lower on a regional, and especially national, level.  Our session fees are slightly higher because we give you more during the session.  What does often happen is that our clients love our portraits and want to buy them ALL!  Basically, every photographer charges according to the value of their work.

4. It takes months to get an appointment

  • Not true.  Although the more popular times book further ahead, you might be able to get in reasonably quick.  Some sessions DO book quite a bit in advance.  For the more popular time spots, we suggest booking up to 3-4 weeks in advance.  When school starts back, it IS difficult to get a good time.

3. Kenwood Portraits all look the same.

  • NOT AT ALL!  We have more backgrounds and sets than any studio in Kenmore & Town of  Tonawanda.  We don’t want them to look the same any more than you do.  In fact we invest a LOT to insure we have totally unique sets of quality and reality.

2. The sessions are boring.

  • WAY WRONG!  Mike has lots of fun and he’s very laid back, yet professional.  We want you to be comfortable and relaxed, it’s then your personality shines through in your portraits.  Everyone has a blast here.  Go to our personal pages and see what other had to say about their exciting sessions.

1. We can make anyone look good.

  • Ok, ya got us on that on that one.