Maternity Photos

I went to Suna Lee of Lee’s Photography to take maternity photos. In the initial consultation, I expressed concern about being able to afford her. After going over her price list, I was convinced that we could come up with an end product that I could afford. I also expressed concern about her session fee of $479 none of which is applied to portraits purchased later. If you take maternity photos, she will waive the session fee of $379 for newborn portraits, which seemed like a deal to me. The negotiation for the end product was tough because her price is outrageous. If this were an occasion other than my first pregnancy, I would’ve walked away. The end product cost $5,400. I can’t even imagine taking newborn portraits and potentially spending $10,000 in one year for portraits. I don’t know another “middle class” American that would pay $5,400 let alone $10,000 for pictures. I came across Suna’s flyer in Tysons I (not Tysons II) mall. Suna says that the photos are timeless and will last for generations. Photos can be destroyed (especially in a catastrophic situation) and since Suna owns the negatives and the copyrights, you can’t get the photos reproduced without going to her. This caused me undue stress in the last weeks of my pregnancy. I like the end product; however, it’s not worth the cost. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m not a cheap person; however, I was furious about this cost. This experience cost me more than it cost to do my nursery and more than it cost me to deliver my baby.
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Lee's Photography has been providing high quality photography services for over 35 years. We offer a variety of portrait images ranging from $100 to several thousand and everywhere in between. Our packages start from $300-400 on up. Our clients also always have the option not to buy, and they also have the option to use our layaway program to spread the expense out over time. We have clients from all income groups, and we appreciate them all, whether they buy one image or many.

We have no record of this particular client's name in our database in the last 2 years. She could be posting anonymously, I don't know. However, we have real clients who have written reviews in the Yelp 'filtered' section. We would like encourage those considering our services to look at our filtered reviews for a more balanced look at what our clients are saying about us.

To see our filtered reviews, click on the grey "(7 Filtered)" link located below all the displayed reviews. It is directly above the red title stating, "About this Business."

We certainly understand Yelp's desire to maintain pure and honest reviews via their 'filtering' system; unfortunately, sometimes they filter honest reviews and leave phony ones in the primary display.

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#383023 Review #383023 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Mclean, Virginia
Loss
$5400
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Lee's Photography in VA was unprofessional & a ripoff

Lee's photography in Old McLean Village in VA was extremely unprofessional & greedy !!! Was charged over 4000 dollars for a family portrait this summer that included ONLY 5 pictures ! The touch-up work ended up making us look like cartoon characters !!! She has absolutely no talent !!!! I almost cried when I saw the supposed final picture that took 3 weeks to come back . Most of all she was extremely rude , she just doesn't like to answer any questions , when I asked how come the sizes of the print were small ( 5*8) , her reply was that I can upgrade it for an add'l fee !!!! She just wants her money and cares very little about her customers !!! She kept pushing for more orders for me to place and said that I was the only customer that had such few pictures , she wanted me to spend more than the $4000 i already paid her ! I had the WORST experience of my life ! People do a thorough research before u choose a photographer !!!!!!
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#715909

Wow... thanks for the heads up! We were considering going there...

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#265889 Review #265889 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Woodbridge, Virginia
Loss
$4000

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