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Gremeister

El Dorado, AR

#1 Aug 8, 2011
Any body havin problems with W I Bell charging outrageous fees for no pictures you can actually take home with you.$65 for a "sitting fee"??????????
Thats Everywhere

El Dorado, AR

#2 Aug 8, 2011
Thats everywhere now....my baby is 13 months and ive only been able to get his professional pics made once... it cost me 105 bucks and i still have to pay more money to get them printed off a disc!! Times are hard for everyone right now..IT SUX!! they charge to much, but they prolly have to pay an ass load of money every month for rent on there building..i have a nine year old,in 2002 i had his pro pics made 6 times!!!! times are bad, and it dont look like things are gettin better anytime soon!!
ugh !!!!

Marshall, TX

#3 Aug 8, 2011
They suck !!! Screwed me this past summer
Well

El Dorado, AR

#4 Aug 9, 2011
Gremeister wrote:
Any body havin problems with W I Bell charging outrageous fees for no pictures you can actually take home with you.$65 for a "sitting fee"??????????
His prices have been outrageous for the last 20 or 30 years, yet people still go see him. He does the same pose for everyone. The same wall, same tree, same finger placement. I don't get it.
Oh my

El Dorado, AR

#5 Aug 9, 2011
There are several people that are getting started into photography. They will go to several locations around union county. They do not have the overhead and their pictures are not the same old same old.
Solution

El Dorado, AR

#6 Aug 9, 2011
Buy a good camera. Create you're own backgrounds and poses. It's like anything else the more you do it, the better you'll get. Get clicking.
twocopper

El Dorado, AR

#7 Aug 9, 2011
Maybe I have it wrong but simply don't use him. If enough people quit using him he can either lower his prices or go out of business.
huh

El Dorado, AR

#8 Aug 9, 2011
What happened to Gaston Norwood?
really

Newark, DE

#9 Aug 10, 2011
Just take your own pictures people. It's not frickin hard.
Get What You Pay For

El Dorado, AR

#10 Aug 10, 2011
Oh my wrote:
There are several people that are getting started into photography. They will go to several locations around union county. They do not have the overhead and their pictures are not the same old same old.
You get what you pay for. You can get them cheaper, but do they last for years and years? Is it printed on the proper paper? Can you get copies 10 years later if something happens to an original? Have you seen any start ups last past 5 years around the area?
Oh my

El Dorado, AR

#11 Aug 10, 2011
Get What You Pay For wrote:
<quoted text>You get what you pay for. You can get them cheaper, but do they last for years and years? Is it printed on the proper paper? Can you get copies 10 years later if something happens to an original? Have you seen any start ups last past 5 years around the area?
In my experience absolutely yes!!!!!!!!!!
Jordan

Marshall, TX

#12 Aug 11, 2011
I had pics done by heavenly touch photography. Super cute and the big package was a $100 good pics and I got to change as much as I want! me and a friend went all over town and took pics with horses, rail road and more. Look her up on fb.
Gee Whiz

El Dorado, AR

#13 Aug 18, 2011
We got the mandatory senior pictures (for the yearbook) at WI Bell because that's who the school contracts through. When an assistant can stand there and say "Ok, your next pose you will stand like this, and put her hands like this, etc." you pretty much know there is little creativity to the shot. I'll probably get the cap & gown picture but will go elsewhere for the "personality" shots.
Just Saying

El Dorado, AR

#14 Aug 19, 2011
Not trying to say that W I Bell is perfect but he does have hundreds of High School Seniors that use him for pictures PLUS a lot of other schools and events. It is a little difficult for him to be original when he has probably 10 seniors a day to shoot. On top of that, he has Boy's Club pictures, elementary and high school pictures for fall and spring, commercial work for local business, and many other pictures. It's not easy doing that as one man. As for prices.. yes they are higher but you get good quality and he has to compete with others that have been around for a while. If you don't like W I Bell Photographer. Don't use him. It's not a big deal. :)
Just Saying

El Dorado, AR

#15 Aug 19, 2011
He has Junction City, El Dorado, AND Smackover that he has to do yearbook alone.. and that can take a long time assuming people don't change their appointments and cancel appointments at the last minute and all which causes more time to be used and therefore less time to be creative. Try using someone who isn't busy with all this work and you might get better results.
Just Saying

El Dorado, AR

#16 Aug 19, 2011
Last thing I will say: Don't judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. AND Let he who is without fault cast the first stone.
pimp

United States

#17 Dec 22, 2011
omg the reason he charges so much is because he knows hes forever going to have to keep handing money over to pay lawyers just to keep his bisexual son. dude (or whatever his name is) out of trouble. the boys almost 50 probably and cannot and will not keep a job. wtf? has been on any drug imaginable since we were in junior high. now hes hooked on hydrocodines and iv uses meth. hes lucky that coldwell banker
didnt investigate buzzy sutherlands former homeplace burning down over a year ago. bet his girlfriend helped because troy dickson pays well for insurance scams. bet tommy pattersons proud of her for that. all im saying is eldorado politicians or any higher up officials get paid under the table all the time in union county because thats the way eldo rolls. especially for business owners and their families. hell w i keep up the good work because your oversized ego boy has no intention on ever becoming a man. maybe you can help your sons daughter raise that beautiful mixed great granddaughter of yours since he never will take responsibility for the family hes made. at least ms sue raised a respectable family. that saves money. good luck with that sorry boy.
LongTineNoSee

Smackover, AR

#18 Dec 22, 2011
pimp wrote:
omg the reason he charges so much is because he knows hes forever going to have to keep handing money over to pay lawyers just to keep his bisexual son. dude (or whatever his name is) out of trouble. the boys almost 50 probably and cannot and will not keep a job. wtf? has been on any drug imaginable since we were in junior high. now hes hooked on hydrocodines and iv uses meth. hes lucky that coldwell banker
didnt investigate buzzy sutherlands former homeplace burning down over a year ago. bet his girlfriend helped because troy dickson pays well for insurance scams. bet tommy pattersons proud of her for that. all im saying is eldorado politicians or any higher up officials get paid under the table all the time in union county because thats the way eldo rolls. especially for business owners and their families. hell w i keep up the good work because your oversized ego boy has no intention on ever becoming a man. maybe you can help your sons daughter raise that beautiful mixed great granddaughter of yours since he never will take responsibility for the family hes made. at least ms sue raised a respectable family. that saves money. good luck with that sorry boy.
Holy Shit!! How long have you been waiting to get this off your chest? You must scour Topix daily for the right opportunity to unload. Please tell us who you are so we don't think you are just a sorry ass coward.
dancing girls

Fort Worth, TX

#19 Dec 22, 2011
pimp wrote:
omg the reason he charges so much is because he knows hes forever going to have to keep handing money over to pay lawyers just to keep his bisexual son. dude (or whatever his name is) out of trouble. the boys almost 50 probably and cannot and will not keep a job. wtf? has been on any drug imaginable since we were in junior high. now hes hooked on hydrocodines and iv uses meth. hes lucky that coldwell banker
didnt investigate buzzy sutherlands former homeplace burning down over a year ago. bet his girlfriend helped because troy dickson pays well for insurance scams. bet tommy pattersons proud of her for that. all im saying is eldorado politicians or any higher up officials get paid under the table all the time in union county because thats the way eldo rolls. especially for business owners and their families. hell w i keep up the good work because your oversized ego boy has no intention on ever becoming a man. maybe you can help your sons daughter raise that beautiful mixed great granddaughter of yours since he never will take responsibility for the family hes made. at least ms sue raised a respectable family. that saves money. good luck with that sorry boy.
Sounds like you have an issue with the son not the father, what's up with that??
pimp

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Dec 22, 2011
hes ruinning his fathers reputation and he has the potential to be somebody. get off the drugs because your better than that. dude we grew up together. same age almost. what do you have to show for it? my wife and i have fairly new rides and the house is almost paid for not to mention a teenage daughter. just would like to see him be what hes capable of being. not just another doper.

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