We don't buy school photos. I'm cheap - they're a waste of money. This year the kids got all dolled up so we could take our own before they left for school. I just got Photoshop CS5 and I couldn't wait to try out some fancy shmacy editing. I'm moving over from iphoto/Elements so the full blown Photoshop seems a tad bit complicated, but there are so many great tutorials out there that make it doable for the beginners.
Madeline: straight out of the camera (SOOC).
Isabelle (my secret favorite child right now): SOOC
In my next life, I'd like to be a photographer. Now to learn to photoshop myself thin….