Lakewood Photo & Imaging

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  • 661 E Lakewood Blvd

    Holland, MI 49424

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  • 616-392-7746

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Excellent photo shop and great customer service. No, they don't have extended hours, but you won't bet sorry you waited. I bought a new digital camera from them. They also scheduled a time for me to come in so they could sit down with me

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★★★★★

Excellent photo shop and great customer service. No, they don't have extended hours, but you won't bet sorry you waited. I bought a new digital camera from them. They also scheduled a time for me to come in so they could sit down with me

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This store does not have extended hours on Saturdays during the Christmas holidays. Do they not see the importance in that? They are not thinking of the customers by doing that. Also the website is not updated. We bought an SLR at Best

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This store does not have extended hours on Saturdays during the Christmas holidays. Do they not see the importance in that? They are not thinking of the customers by doing that. Also the website is not updated. We bought an SLR at Best

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Had some old photos scanned to a DVD with music added and it turned out wonderful! We are giving them as gifts for Christmas. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable.\r
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I also had several tapes to be put to DVD from the old VHS and they were very quick.\r
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The store has a lot of variety of gifts, scrapbooking and cameras and the man and woman who helped me were friendly and helpful.

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Had some old photos scanned to a DVD with music added and it turned out wonderful! We are giving them as gifts for Christmas. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable.\r
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I also had several tapes to be put to DVD from the old VHS and they were very quick.\r
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The store has a lot of variety of gifts, scrapbooking and cameras and the man and woman who helped me were friendly and helpful.

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It's important to remember that we need to support local businesses. The "Mom & Pop" businesses. We also need to remember how very difficult it is for these small businesses to compete with the big box stores. As a customer of Lakewood Photo, I have been very pleased with the quality of prints and service I have received over the past 10 years. Things may not happen as quickly as they might at the big box stores, but they are done with a personal touch and great quality. Personally, I would much rather wait a little longer for a repair estimate or my prints, than to go to a big box store that is in it only for the money and not for the customer. Thank you Lakewood Photo for all you do for your customers. Keep up the great work!

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★★★★★

It's important to remember that we need to support local businesses. The "Mom & Pop" businesses. We also need to remember how very difficult it is for these small businesses to compete with the big box stores. As a customer of Lakewood Photo, I have been very pleased with the quality of prints and service I have received over the past 10 years. Things may not happen as quickly as they might at the big box stores, but they are done with a personal touch and great quality. Personally, I would much rather wait a little longer for a repair estimate or my prints, than to go to a big box store that is in it only for the money and not for the customer. Thank you Lakewood Photo for all you do for your customers. Keep up the great work!

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Pics come out FANTASTIC and the SERVICE is EXCELLENT! Best of all, their prices are very competitive. I haven't found another photo place around that can do what they can for such a great price. The economy sucks and people don't have a lot of money. Being a FAMILY OWNED business, I think they get that and don't try to rip people off. I SAVE so much MONEY going there instead of someplace else and always get exactly what I want. My brother just got married and they coudn't afford a photographer so we just took a lot of pics for them ourselves. Lakewood was able to edit, print and even put them on cds for us. They almost look like a professional took them. They got the memories they wanted and saved money. WONDERFUL PLACE!

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Pics come out FANTASTIC and the SERVICE is EXCELLENT! Best of all, their prices are very competitive. I haven't found another photo place around that can do what they can for such a great price. The economy sucks and people don't have a lot of money. Being a FAMILY OWNED business, I think they get that and don't try to rip people off. I SAVE so much MONEY going there instead of someplace else and always get exactly what I want. My brother just got married and they coudn't afford a photographer so we just took a lot of pics for them ourselves. Lakewood was able to edit, print and even put them on cds for us. They almost look like a professional took them. They got the memories they wanted and saved money. WONDERFUL PLACE!

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If you need a cam fixed or pics printed, go here first. The prices are just right and the pics come out great. They can do all kinds of editing, sizing and lots of mounting to different things. I even took an old pic of my gma that was needless to say a little messed up and they were able to scan it and touch it up. Of course, it wasn't perfect, but the pic was very old to begin with. It came out looking GREAT. They even put a bunch of pics on CDs for me and turned some VHS into DVDs. Oh, they also do scrapbooking if ur into that sort of thing. I love to shop and compare prices. LAKEWOOD is the BEST that I've found in the area for QUALITY, SERVICE AND PRICE. Don't bother wasting ur time and money going somewhere else.

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★★★★★

If you need a cam fixed or pics printed, go here first. The prices are just right and the pics come out great. They can do all kinds of editing, sizing and lots of mounting to different things. I even took an old pic of my gma that was needless to say a little messed up and they were able to scan it and touch it up. Of course, it wasn't perfect, but the pic was very old to begin with. It came out looking GREAT. They even put a bunch of pics on CDs for me and turned some VHS into DVDs. Oh, they also do scrapbooking if ur into that sort of thing. I love to shop and compare prices. LAKEWOOD is the BEST that I've found in the area for QUALITY, SERVICE AND PRICE. Don't bother wasting ur time and money going somewhere else.

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Took my camera in for an evalation and repair. They were up front with me, called me when they said they would and it all took about 4 weeks but they told me this ahead. I was very pleased when my camera came back repaired and working great. They were very friendly and I don't understand the other couple negative reviews.

They also have a nice scrapbooking selection. I'll be back for sure.

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Took my camera in for an evalation and repair. They were up front with me, called me when they said they would and it all took about 4 weeks but they told me this ahead. I was very pleased when my camera came back repaired and working great. They were very friendly and I don't understand the other couple negative reviews.

They also have a nice scrapbooking selection. I'll be back for sure.

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My husband and I bought a new Canon DSLR and accessories and took the camera class. Very nice people, family owned and the class was very great. The prices were comparible to everyone else. We will be back!

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My husband and I bought a new Canon DSLR and accessories and took the camera class. Very nice people, family owned and the class was very great. The prices were comparible to everyone else. We will be back!

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Bought a small Nikon camera and the sales lady was very helpful, went over the camera with me, gave me an instant rebate from Nikon, and was very helpful and listened to my needs. They gave me a sheet of coupons with free processing, a camera class and other discounted items with my purchase. Their prices were the same as Best Buy and other stores I had checked with. I will definitely go back!

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Bought a small Nikon camera and the sales lady was very helpful, went over the camera with me, gave me an instant rebate from Nikon, and was very helpful and listened to my needs. They gave me a sheet of coupons with free processing, a camera class and other discounted items with my purchase. Their prices were the same as Best Buy and other stores I had checked with. I will definitely go back!

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I found myself without a CF card in Western Michigan, so I bought one from Lakewood but it failed 2 days later. I called (I live in the Bloomfield area) and they said just mail it in, we'll send it back to the manufacturer for a refund. I mailed it with a letter that said (paraphrased) "by the way, if you have the software and you're not busy some time, could you recover the images please?"
2 or 3 weeks later, the credit card refund wasn't on our statement. Fortunately I called, and I learned that they had misplaced some of the credit card information, but once I gave it to them they'd send in the defective CF card. They also said that they had recovered 49 images and were going to burn them to CD and mail them to me. I haven't seen the refund or the CD yet, but I think they were being honest with me.
Honest price on the CF card, too, even though Holland is right down the road from tourist spots like Saugatuck and South Haven. I could have gotten a better price on line, or while Costco was having a rebate deal, but Lakewood wasn't trying to rip people off (unlike a camera store in Saugatuck) with price-gouging.
I didn't have time to look around, but I was surprised to see that a camera store in such an out-of-the-way place had such a selection, including some really serious tripod heads. Since I get to Holland/South Haven about once a year I probably won't have occasion to go back, but if I lived in or near Holland this would be the photo store for me.

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I found myself without a CF card in Western Michigan, so I bought one from Lakewood but it failed 2 days later. I called (I live in the Bloomfield area) and they said just mail it in, we'll send it back to the manufacturer for a refund. I mailed it with a letter that said (paraphrased) "by the way, if you have the software and you're not busy some time, could you recover the images please?"
2 or 3 weeks later, the credit card refund wasn't on our statement. Fortunately I called, and I learned that they had misplaced some of the credit card information, but once I gave it to them they'd send in the defective CF card. They also said that they had recovered 49 images and were going to burn them to CD and mail them to me. I haven't seen the refund or the CD yet, but I think they were being honest with me.
Honest price on the CF card, too, even though Holland is right down the road from tourist spots like Saugatuck and South Haven. I could have gotten a better price on line, or while Costco was having a rebate deal, but Lakewood wasn't trying to rip people off (unlike a camera store in Saugatuck) with price-gouging.
I didn't have time to look around, but I was surprised to see that a camera store in such an out-of-the-way place had such a selection, including some really serious tripod heads. Since I get to Holland/South Haven about once a year I probably won't have occasion to go back, but if I lived in or near Holland this would be the photo store for me.

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I had went in to the store to buy a lens cap. while i was in the store i had asked the owner if they repaired cameras at the store as they have a sign that you can get it checked out buy there tech for 20$ sit down fee. I made sure it was in house as i could ship a camera my self for less. he told me repairs are in house. i left the store and came back a few days later to drop off camera for there ""in house tech"" to take a look and let me know what was wrong with the flash. i asked one more time that it was local repair and paid the 20$ sit down fee. I waited 3 weeks and called the store and they told me they had to talk to there tech and he would not be in the store till noon and they would give me a call. 3 days later i called and they did not know and to call back Monday as it was sat. I called back Mon. at 2pm and they said they will talk to there tech and call me in a few, a little while later they called and give me the price it would cost to fix and i said thats fine do not fix it and i will pick the camera up today. the owner told me that i could not pick up the camera and i asked why he told me that it was in Illinois. i said when i dropped it off you said it was in house . no response and when can i pick it up, he said 3 days. So on Fri. I called and they did not have it. Sat. i called they did not have it, and Monday they said to stop calling they will have sometime this week and he does not want to here from me again.
They have lied to me from the start, i would not take the word from anyone in that store.so 6 days after the camera should have been here i go o put it up and was not able to get a recipient of the work done and no refund was possible he told me to shut up and leave i called the police because i was not able to go in the store and the police talked to him and the owner TOM said the diagnosis was the flash did not work. THATS RIGHT THE REASON I BROUGHT IT IN THERE.i went in the camera and looked at the picture count and not one picture was taken. how do you see if the flash does not work unless you try to take a picture. Rude and very standoffish as well as lie for business
Do not trust them
Do not use Lakewood photo!!!!
from their websie
Lakewood Photo is the only West Michigan photo retailer that has their own camera repair department. Our camera repairman has over 25 years in the photo equipment service industry. We service most makes and models. We can also send your warranty repairs to the manufacturer for factory warranty service for your convenience. If you are sending a camera to us for service. Many problems can be solve with a support email or phone call. Also service options and rough estimates prior to sending may be benificial to deciding repair or replacement.

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I had went in to the store to buy a lens cap. while i was in the store i had asked the owner if they repaired cameras at the store as they have a sign that you can get it checked out buy there tech for 20$ sit down fee. I made sure it was in house as i could ship a camera my self for less. he told me repairs are in house. i left the store and came back a few days later to drop off camera for there ""in house tech"" to take a look and let me know what was wrong with the flash. i asked one more time that it was local repair and paid the 20$ sit down fee. I waited 3 weeks and called the store and they told me they had to talk to there tech and he would not be in the store till noon and they would give me a call. 3 days later i called and they did not know and to call back Monday as it was sat. I called back Mon. at 2pm and they said they will talk to there tech and call me in a few, a little while later they called and give me the price it would cost to fix and i said thats fine do not fix it and i will pick the camera up today. the owner told me that i could not pick up the camera and i asked why he told me that it was in Illinois. i said when i dropped it off you said it was in house . no response and when can i pick it up, he said 3 days. So on Fri. I called and they did not have it. Sat. i called they did not have it, and Monday they said to stop calling they will have sometime this week and he does not want to here from me again.
They have lied to me from the start, i would not take the word from anyone in that store.so 6 days after the camera should have been here i go o put it up and was not able to get a recipient of the work done and no refund was possible he told me to shut up and leave i called the police because i was not able to go in the store and the police talked to him and the owner TOM said the diagnosis was the flash did not work. THATS RIGHT THE REASON I BROUGHT IT IN THERE.i went in the camera and looked at the picture count and not one picture was taken. how do you see if the flash does not work unless you try to take a picture. Rude and very standoffish as well as lie for business
Do not trust them
Do not use Lakewood photo!!!!
from their websie
Lakewood Photo is the only West Michigan photo retailer that has their own camera repair department. Our camera repairman has over 25 years in the photo equipment service industry. We service most makes and models. We can also send your warranty repairs to the manufacturer for factory warranty service for your convenience. If you are sending a camera to us for service. Many problems can be solve with a support email or phone call. Also service options and rough estimates prior to sending may be benificial to deciding repair or replacement.

Cons: untrustworthy

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I had went in to the store to buy a lens cap. while i was in the store i had asked the owner if they repaired cameras at the store as they have a sign that you can get it checked out buy there tech for 20$ sit down fee. I made sure it was in house as i could ship a camera my self for less. he told me repairs are in house. i left the store and came back a few days later to drop off camera for there "in house tech" to take a look and let me know what was wrong with the flash. i asked one more time that it was local repair and paid the 20$ sit down fee. I waited 3 weeks and called the store and they told me they had to talk to there tech and he would not be in the store till noon and they would give me a call. 3 days later i called and they did not know and to call back Monday as it was sat. I called back Mon. at 2pm and they said they will talk to there tech and call me in a few, a little while later they called and give me the price it would cost to fix and i said thats fine do not fix it and i will pick the camera up today. the owner told me that i could not pick up the camera and i asked why he told me that it was in Illinois. i said when i dropped it off you said it was in house . no response and when can i pick it up, he said 3 days. So on Fri. I called and they did not have it. Sat. i called they did not have it, and Monday they said to stop calling they will have sometime this week and he does not want to here from me again. at this time i still do not have the camera and do not know where it is or when it will be back so far
They have lied to me from the start, i would not take the word form anyone in that store.they are rude and very standoffish as well as lie for business
Do not trust them
Do not use Lakewood photo!!!!
from their websie
Lakewood Photo is the only West Michigan photo retailer that has their own camera repair department. Our camera repairman has over 25 years in the photo equipment service industry. We service most makes and models. We can also send your warranty repairs to the manufacturer for factory warranty service for your convenience. If you are sending a camera to us for service, please contact us at repairs@lakewoodphoto.com before sending. Many problems can be solve with a support email or phone call. Also service options and rough estimates prior to sending may be benificial to deciding repair or replacement.

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I had went in to the store to buy a lens cap. while i was in the store i had asked the owner if they repaired cameras at the store as they have a sign that you can get it checked out buy there tech for 20$ sit down fee. I made sure it was in house as i could ship a camera my self for less. he told me repairs are in house. i left the store and came back a few days later to drop off camera for there "in house tech" to take a look and let me know what was wrong with the flash. i asked one more time that it was local repair and paid the 20$ sit down fee. I waited 3 weeks and called the store and they told me they had to talk to there tech and he would not be in the store till noon and they would give me a call. 3 days later i called and they did not know and to call back Monday as it was sat. I called back Mon. at 2pm and they said they will talk to there tech and call me in a few, a little while later they called and give me the price it would cost to fix and i said thats fine do not fix it and i will pick the camera up today. the owner told me that i could not pick up the camera and i asked why he told me that it was in Illinois. i said when i dropped it off you said it was in house . no response and when can i pick it up, he said 3 days. So on Fri. I called and they did not have it. Sat. i called they did not have it, and Monday they said to stop calling they will have sometime this week and he does not want to here from me again. at this time i still do not have the camera and do not know where it is or when it will be back so far
They have lied to me from the start, i would not take the word form anyone in that store.they are rude and very standoffish as well as lie for business
Do not trust them
Do not use Lakewood photo!!!!
from their websie
Lakewood Photo is the only West Michigan photo retailer that has their own camera repair department. Our camera repairman has over 25 years in the photo equipment service industry. We service most makes and models. We can also send your warranty repairs to the manufacturer for factory warranty service for your convenience. If you are sending a camera to us for service, please contact us at repairs@lakewoodphoto.com before sending. Many problems can be solve with a support email or phone call. Also service options and rough estimates prior to sending may be benificial to deciding repair or replacement.

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Friendly but poor repair service and no follow up

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Friendly but poor repair service and no follow up

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First time I have used Lakewood Photo for film processing and they did a great job with my pictures.. color & quality.. perfect! It's difficult to find anyone doing 35mm film anymore.

I had recently used Walgreen's and was very disappointed.
I'm happy I thought about Lakewood, they did a wonderful job! They gave a discount for my first try at their store but the "regular" price is about $4.00 more (then say a Walgreen for roll of 24). I still think it is very worth the price for quality pictures and I will return.

I highly recommend!

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First time I have used Lakewood Photo for film processing and they did a great job with my pictures.. color & quality.. perfect! It's difficult to find anyone doing 35mm film anymore.

I had recently used Walgreen's and was very disappointed.
I'm happy I thought about Lakewood, they did a wonderful job! They gave a discount for my first try at their store but the "regular" price is about $4.00 more (then say a Walgreen for roll of 24). I still think it is very worth the price for quality pictures and I will return.

I highly recommend!

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I went in to find out about a new bridge camera, and was shown 2 within my price range and eventually settled on the Nikon p90. The woman was very excited about it and eager to show me all the bells and whistles (it has just come out and she also was going to purchase it :)) but she wasn't overbearing and told me the good points of the canon i was interested in, and answered all my questions. The owner(?) was a little stand-offish the one time he came out for something else, and I've heard other people who've been there say he can kinda be a d*ck now and then, but I am still very happy with my experience and am going back to take a photo class with them this week.They also have a great crop room you can use for free if it is available. My friends and I have met up there several times, it is great to be out of the house and not crowded or bothered by other people, and be able to buy anything you need.

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I went in to find out about a new bridge camera, and was shown 2 within my price range and eventually settled on the Nikon p90. The woman was very excited about it and eager to show me all the bells and whistles (it has just come out and she also was going to purchase it :)) but she wasn't overbearing and told me the good points of the canon i was interested in, and answered all my questions. The owner(?) was a little stand-offish the one time he came out for something else, and I've heard other people who've been there say he can kinda be a d*ck now and then, but I am still very happy with my experience and am going back to take a photo class with them this week.They also have a great crop room you can use for free if it is available. My friends and I have met up there several times, it is great to be out of the house and not crowded or bothered by other people, and be able to buy anything you need.

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Wow, what a terrible experience I had. I just picked up a Cannon camera I took in to be repaired. I was given an estimate of repairs and left a 20 dollar deposit. I go back to pick it up and the deposit turned into a shipping fee. When I asked for all the warranty info on it I was told there was no paperwork on it. I know for a fact that when you have anything repaired there is always a work order and a guarantee number that comes along with the manufacturer invoice. This makes me think it was not sent to Cannon like I was told when I dropped it off.
The owner's wife was so rude I actually had to call the sheriff's department in to insure me and my son's safety. All I could think is what a waste of a police officer's time. The officer told me that I didn't waste his time because he was also afraid she was gonna jump over the counter and physically strike me. After the police officer spoke with the owner I was told there was an invoice but because of confidentiality reasons I was not entitled to see it. OMG, what did I pay for anyway. I left feeling like I had been took to the cleaners big time. Not only is the camera not working as it did when first purchased but I also feel personally threatened but both the owners. I was lied to from the minute I stepped into the door.
I have spoken to a few Cannon rep's since this altercation and they also have this complaint in their files. They couldn't believe they wouldn't give me the work order numbers and invoice number that are needed for any further Cannon repairs. They also said it sounds like my camera was not sent to Cannon for the repairs.
I will never step foot in any of their business's again or refer anybody else there either. Wow a sad example of an american business for sure.

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Wow, what a terrible experience I had. I just picked up a Cannon camera I took in to be repaired. I was given an estimate of repairs and left a 20 dollar deposit. I go back to pick it up and the deposit turned into a shipping fee. When I asked for all the warranty info on it I was told there was no paperwork on it. I know for a fact that when you have anything repaired there is always a work order and a guarantee number that comes along with the manufacturer invoice. This makes me think it was not sent to Cannon like I was told when I dropped it off.
The owner's wife was so rude I actually had to call the sheriff's department in to insure me and my son's safety. All I could think is what a waste of a police officer's time. The officer told me that I didn't waste his time because he was also afraid she was gonna jump over the counter and physically strike me. After the police officer spoke with the owner I was told there was an invoice but because of confidentiality reasons I was not entitled to see it. OMG, what did I pay for anyway. I left feeling like I had been took to the cleaners big time. Not only is the camera not working as it did when first purchased but I also feel personally threatened but both the owners. I was lied to from the minute I stepped into the door.
I have spoken to a few Cannon rep's since this altercation and they also have this complaint in their files. They couldn't believe they wouldn't give me the work order numbers and invoice number that are needed for any further Cannon repairs. They also said it sounds like my camera was not sent to Cannon for the repairs.
I will never step foot in any of their business's again or refer anybody else there either. Wow a sad example of an american business for sure.

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Lakewood Photo is easily located on Lakewood Blvd. The store is small, but nice looking. They can answer any questions you have regarding photos and photography. I even brought my camara in (I did not purchase it here), and they gave me a few pointers on how to get better pictures from it! The photos I had developed here were superb, and I couldn't believe the colors! I have had enlargements done here also, and the prices were cheap compared to other places! They also have a small selection of scrapbooking supplies, with decent prices on them. If you have any pictures that you really want good quality finishing on, you need to go here!

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Lakewood Photo is easily located on Lakewood Blvd. The store is small, but nice looking. They can answer any questions you have regarding photos and photography. I even brought my camara in (I did not purchase it here), and they gave me a few pointers on how to get better pictures from it! The photos I had developed here were superb, and I couldn't believe the colors! I have had enlargements done here also, and the prices were cheap compared to other places! They also have a small selection of scrapbooking supplies, with decent prices on them. If you have any pictures that you really want good quality finishing on, you need to go here!

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