Portrait Place are not the 'sister company' of PixiFoto. They are the SAME company, just different branding. PixiFoto in Mothercare stores and Portrait Place in Debenhams. The same photographers work in both. I have had photographs done at both, as there are two relatively local to me. I can't fault them at all. Great value and customer service compared to other photographers I have taken my children to.
There's a permanent pixifoto digital studio in my local Mothercare World as opposed to the market stall types that wheel around Boots with a scabby sheepskin This one is actually very good, but I guess it's a bit of a lottery.
Went to Portrait Place once in Luton and was scarred for life!
Cant believe i am recommending my last employer but.....Portrait place do 'character photography' which is similar to anne Geddes work.They are based in most Debenhams stores.Where do you live i may be able to recommend a studio /photographer.