Nightly News   |  April 05, 2013

Sears, Wal-Mart to close portrait studios

With the popularity of digital cameras, families are less likely to use photo studios when documenting kids’ milestones. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the popular website awkward with family photos made an industry out of posting just that on the web. if you grew up the way a lot of us did those family photos were more often than not taken at sears at the photo studio. a little bit of our childhood died when sears announced they are closing all 800 or so photo studios nationwide. it's also happening at walmart. the company that does it for them, cpi, is going out of business . in the digital age folks can have pretty good pictures taken without the dappled blue background at the store.