I've never purchased school photos.
Eek. I feel like this is some mortal sin of parenting, but I just can't find the value in them!
I love photos of my kids that really encapsulate who they are, not some stiff, rushed perfectly posed version of them. Plus, they don't even offer the laser background anymore, haha!
Living in the Catskills, especially Livingston Manor, we have such beautiful seasons and locations, that it's hard to match with a fake forest background!