Instead of getting our picture taken for the church directory and being offered a free 10 x 13 and pictures to purchase at an outrageous price, don't do your pics through Lifetouch at the church.
Lifetouch runs JC Penney Portraits.
Schedule your pictures at JC Penney and use coupons!
You will have to pick up a form from your church to take with you to the portrait sitting so the pictures may be released for use in your directory.
We did this a few weeks ago. With our coupon, the sitting was free, we received a free 10 x 13 as offered by JC Penney's, a free 8 x 10 as offered by the church, and our sheets of pictures were $3.99 instead of $9.99, which saved us $157.92 on the pictures we bought. This was a huge savings score--we only spent $51.87, including tax, and we're getting 14 sheets of pics!
Not only a great deal, but the lady who photographed us at the Springfield store was fun to work with and did a great job.
Just don't forget to submit your pics back to the church to be put in the directory once you pick them up.