Modern Studio's team of experienced photographers has wrangled fleeting memories into permanent portrait form since 1952. Portrait subjects choose between a timeless studio sitting or an on-location shoot at a home, park, or hard-won parking space before photographers let fly with well-trained shutters. Photographers produce each 10"x13" family portrait within an on-site photo lab, leaving each photo dry mounted and ready for vertical application on walls or the backs of unsuspecting prank targets.
Seasoned shutterbug Daniel Troutman transfers personalities to film during laid-back portrait photography sessions. Summon Troutman to a one- to two-hour sitting at any locale within 20 miles of Jefferson, or decamp to the photographer’s 100-year-old converted-meat-locker studio, where the wooden walls and floor bathe mugs in warm, soft light. Subjects stay solo or share the frame with families and friends, and unlimited clothing changes allow for multiple looks or the reenactment of multiple scenes from A Fish Called Wanda. Postsession, subjects peruse the photos, selecting a winning shot for transmission to an 18”x12” print.
Family owned and operated from the same location since 1931, Dot Dotson's combines a traditional full-service film lab with the convenience and versatility of modern digital processing. Their doting depictionary doctors will work with you on every photo, adjusting color and brightness and cropping out extraneous scenery, red eyes, and imaginary friends. Each prepaid digital-print card entitles memory collectors to 100 color prints and has no expiration date, allowing guests to make a one-time trade for excessive vacation photos, or stop by once a year to remember a century's worth of Nessie sightings. (8"x10" photo must be redeemed before February 15, 2010).
Drawing upon her extensive education in journalism, graphic design, and advertising, Kari Renee captures endearing moments and transforms them into fine, fashionable works of photographic art. Using a snap-happy selection of Nikon cameras, flashes, and lenses, Kari snaps sentimental shots of engagements, children, and families, relying most often on the flattering, natural light of the sun or nearby tanning beds. Finagle family poses, high-school-senior photos, or impromptu fashion shots at your home, or a scenic location of your choice. Or, swaddle smiling babes in Kari's studio amid a large selection of adorable props and backdrops such as feathers and antique bath basins. After the one-hour photo session, choose the images that best display your brood's personality and top-notch dental hygiene, and receive eight prints to hang prominently in your living room, bathroom, or home-office cafeteria. Groupon holders will also have access to a password-protected online gallery, where they can view and order additional images. Order a high-resolution DVD of the sitting images, (a $250 value, $125 for Groupon customers), or take advantage of a 10% discount on prints, albums, canvases, and other displays.
The experienced shutterbugs at Fairytale Creations Photography immortalize memories with a personalized, energetic feel during one-hour on-location photo sessions. Prior to each shoot, up to four subjects-to-be fill out a questionnaire to help photographers customize each session to the group’s interests and ensure they’re not ghosts. Clients then meet the photographer at a scenic location of their choice within a 30-mile radius of Eugene to engage in an hour worth of smiles, hugs, and natural poses. Afterward, clients select images for their digital and hard-copy prints, and receive a complimentary online Facebook gallery to share with friends or lonely computers. Groupon holders also receive half off digital-collection purchases and 20% off their next session (excluding weddings).
Whenever she begins a boudoir-photography session, Sherrlyn Borkgren teaches her subjects how to pose and flirt with the camera. If they lack confidence, she’ll help them open up and express their sensual side—a process that includes aiding the hairstyle- and lingerie-selection process. Sherrlyn doesn’t limit her talents to intimate photography—she’s also put others at ease snapping photos for People magazine and European photo studios as well as during photography workshops. In these hands-on lessons, she throws students directly into a project that requires them to apply the basics—such as manipulating manual settings and using natural light—as they learn.