I did it all. But did not attend the graduation ceremonies nor get photos done for high school, college or university. Thought it was a waste of time and money.
I personally feel that portraits; either personal or family, are silly and fake. When my sisters and I get together to get photos done, we goof off and show what we are really like. Usually, that means we are all red faced and crying because we are laughing so hard we cannot breathe... but it shows more of our real colours.