Originally Posted by CruzNut
Yes, they take lots of pix - this department makes more money than the bars or the casino, so the pix aren't cheap.
On the other hand, you might consider buying a digital camera - even a onetime disposal one and take your own. Most pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) will print out the pix when you get home for a lot less than what you'd pay on the ship.
However, the ship photographers will not allow you to use their back drops for photos taken with your camera. The ship photographers will bring out special back drops to use on formal night for photos, but only for use for photos taken by the ship photographer. You must then purchase those photos from the ship.
You can use your own camera to take pictures any where else on the ship (except for the casino for obvious security reasons).