Okay- I will be the first to admit it, I am a bit of a photo snob, but I think just about anyone who is a professional photographer probably is. You start to expect a little better, a little more. You notice the little details, you take the time to help the client get the best picture.
That is the reason I only order the bare minimum of school pictures. I know that if by chance in the few seconds that they take to capture my kid they get a good shot, well I can still get better. I do buy a few though as I want the class picture.
Last year when I got Lucas' school picture I was so happy, he looked great! It almost made me wish I had ordered more...