Family or Headshot Photo-Shoot Packages from Positive Vista Photography & Art (Up to 76% Off)

Central Santa Cruz

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Photographs provide the only evidence that the past existed, aside from the outdated swear words used by grandparents, such as huckster and aw, chestnuts. Make history with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$69 for a family portrait package (a $290 total value)

  • A one-hour portrait session (a $98 value)
  • Two 8"x10" prints (a $96 value each)

$69 for a headshot package (a $236 total value)

  • A one-hour photo shoot (a $98 value)
  • Two small, digital JPEG photos at a 1050x840 pixel resolution (a $69 value each)

Monday–Friday, skilled photographer Portia Shao ushers subjects into her studio. Families, including extended family, gather in front of Portia’s camera as she snaps the shutter and images pop up on an in-studio high-definition TV for instant feedback. She also shoots headshots for people of all professions, from musicians and contractors to business people and realtors.

Positive Vista Photography & Art

Professional photographer Portia Shao's artistic intuition imbues everything she captures on film, from her evocative portraiture to her impressionistic Polaroid SX-70 snap shots. Dividing her time between watercolor painting and photography, Portia seamlessly melds the two disciplines and exercises her skills across a wide range of subjects. Her landscapes portray the vastness of natural sites around the world, stitching multiple photos together to create panoramic scenes of the Himalayas at sunrise, and her portraiture draws out the essence of each subject she shoots, which makes for pictures more personal than a monogrammed set of headgear.

Beyond her own artistic vision, Portia strives to craft images that please her clients. Before each shoot, she leads visitors around her studio, leafing through samples, discussing clothing ideas, and devising lighting schemes. After each pop of the flash bulb, images show up directly on a high-definition TV, allowing for instantaneous feedback. Even with these fail-safe client-satisfaction measures in place, Portia stands by her work with a Be Thrilled or Bust guarantee, which promises a complimentary re-shoot or reprint if clients are unsatisfied with their shots.

Positive Vista Photography & Art

Professional photographer Portia Shao's artistic intuition imbues everything she captures on film, from her evocative portraiture to her impressionistic Polaroid SX-70 snap shots. Dividing her time between watercolor painting and photography, Portia seamlessly melds the two disciplines and exercises her skills across a wide range of subjects. Her landscapes portray the vastness of natural sites around the world, stitching multiple photos together to create panoramic scenes of the Himalayas at sunrise, and her portraiture draws out the essence of each subject she shoots, which makes for pictures more personal than a monogrammed set of headgear.

Beyond her own artistic vision, Portia strives to craft images that please her clients. Before each shoot, she leads visitors around her studio, leafing through samples, discussing clothing ideas, and devising lighting schemes. After each pop of the flash bulb, images show up directly on a high-definition TV, allowing for instantaneous feedback. Even with these fail-safe client-satisfaction measures in place, Portia stands by her work with a Be Thrilled or Bust guarantee, which promises a complimentary re-shoot or reprint if clients are unsatisfied with their shots.

Reviews

Her encouragement, artistic eye and excellent technical skills produced a series of photos I can't wait to share!

Patty W, Yelp, 7/19/12

I am generally uncomfortable in front of the camera but she took her time and we ended up with some great photos.

Jada G, Yelp, 9/22/11
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    Central Santa Cruz

    303 Potrero St.

    Suite 45-201

    Santa Cruz, California 95060

    831-426-1400

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In a Nutshell

One-hour family-portrait session with two 8"x10" prints or one-hour headshot session with two digital JPEG files

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 3rd, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required; Subject to availability. 24 hour cancellation policy. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid on weekends. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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