$89 for Family-Portrait Session and Holiday Cards from ultra-spective (Up to $375 Value)

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87% of 61 Groupon Customers Recommend

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A picture is worth a thousand words, which is why The Odyssey was originally a stack of 73 polaroids. Create classic memories with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a family portrait package from Simply True Portraits by ultra-spective, valid at its studio location and an outdoor location in Livermore, as well as outdoor locations in Castro Valley, Danville, and Milpitas (up to a $375 value). The package includes the following:

  • A 30-minute family-portrait session in studio or outdoors
  • 20 holiday cards

Equipped with an expert staff of sharpshooters, ultra-spective captures the essences of families in custom portrait sessions, either in a studio or outside. Flocks of up to five family members pick the locale of their preference, choosing from the controlled environment of an indoor studio, the magic-hour lighting of a park, or the futuristic ambiance of outer space. For 30 minutes, expert smile catchers document familial relationships, immortalizing a mother’s loving glance at her child, or the flash of fiery embitterment between siblings. Photographs timidly reveal themselves 45 minutes after a studio session, or four days after an on-location shoot, allowing parents to veto shots with half-closed eyes and photo-bombing Sasquatches to select the winning image. Once selected, the portrait transmogrifies into a set of 20 holiday cards to be sent out to update loved ones and make evil twins jealous. For more information, see ultra-spective's Groupon FAQ page.


A family of four poses amid crisp fall leaves, late sunlight casting a warm glow across their smiling cheeks. A newlywed couple beams at each other under a canopy of palm trees. Staff members of a new salon hold a giant pair of scissors, poised to cut the ribbon and the hair of their first giant customer during their opening ceremony. ultra-spective's photographers can capture groups and individuals in nearly any context, and they take a distinctive approach to each—so much so that the studio boasts six different divisions, for family portraits, high-school seniors, art portraiture, weddings, boudoir shoots, and business photography. An all-female team with expertise in lighting and airbrushing directs the boudoir shoots, where they guide subjects in poses designed to make them look svelte and beautiful. For family shoots, they'll gladly venture to a selection of reliably picturesque parks where split-rail fences lean, redwoods loom, and sycamores dapple golden fields with shade. The studio itself has plenty of personality, with chandeliers and black walls lined with hot pink sequins.


ultra-spective is the best studio to go to if you want high quality, unique family photos.

Jessica F., Yelp, 1/20/11

The quality of the photographs are unmatched and we wouldn't dream of using another photographer to take our family photos.

Andrea C., Yelp, 6/27/10

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “I had a great experience and will recommend to my friends.”

  • “Very tasteful pictures, easy to work with”

  • “Really awesome pictures. Alyssa is great at what she does”

  1. A


    2074 2nd St.

    Livermore, California 94550


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  2. B

    Castro Valley

    17936 Lake Chabot Rd.

    Castro Valley, California 94546

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  3. C


    1025 La Gonda Way

    Danville, California 94526

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In a Nutshell

Families of up to 5 pose in studio or outdoors for 30-minute photo session & select image for experts to immortalize on 20 holiday cards

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 25th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. 72hr cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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