Today's deal gives Denver families three opportunities and 24 months to document any major family event, from holiday portraits to engagement photos to baby's first doctorate in theoretical physics. For $69, you'll receive a Watch Me Grow package from Legacy Zoom Photography, which includes three photography sessions (worth $250 each), one music-enhanced DVD slideshow featuring 30 of the best prints (a $195 value), and one 5x7 print from each session (worth $45 each) for a grand total of $1,080 worth of friendly and professional photography services. The sessions can be arranged for various on-location spots with the photographer.The Situation: When you show up at your appointment, the man claiming to be your photographer drives you to the docks where he instructs you on the proper way to load a pallet of DVD players onto a ship. After 14 hours of labor without rest, the photographer offers you $50 and free passage to Haiti for anyone who can rig a sail. Photographer or Impostor?: You have been hoodwinked by a ship captain. Take the money, well earned for a hard day’s work, but do not sail to Haiti without first getting a rubella inoculation.
Laura Monahan comes from an artistic family, and spent her youth practicing sculpture, oil painting, pottery, and what turned out to be her ultimate passion: photography. Her ability to preserve candid moments has left an indelible impression—she has a published portfolio on three continents and product lines appearing at national retailers such as Hallmark and JCPenney. Laura’s photo shoots always take place outdoors, capturing newborns, older kids, families, and makeshift popsicle-stick families in soft, natural lighting and poses that never appear unnatural. Her settings span the country from San Diego’s foamy beaches to Denver’s red-rock sunsets and into the Midwest’s autumn leaves.
An active Denver photographer since 1985, Bart Levy imparts hard-won wisdom to aspiring photographers in upbeat, three- or four-hour workshops. In these workshops, the seasoned shutterbug demystifies DSLR cameras, teaching pupils how to harness ISO speeds, manual settings, and flash settings to produce crisp, memorable images of lens caps. Students also learn how to compose visually striking snapshots and Levy will also demonstrate the differences in digital file formats, so acolytes can upload and share pictures without setting their web browsers on fire.
Blake Dieters stalks his prey like a seasoned hunter, but his target isn’t big game. Behind the lens of his trusty camera, he bags the fleeting memories and precious keepsakes that gave his company its name. Citing the portraits of Arnold Newman, Annie Leibovitz, and Robert Mapplethorpe as his inspiration, Blake renders subjects in striking black-and-white tableaus during individual and group sittings. Though he stages most photo shoots inside his studio, his love of Colorado's wilderness draws him outside for on-location photo shoots as well. After the sessions end and the subjects pick their poses, Blake prints the digitally edited photos onto professional-grade, luster-finish paper suitable for framing or use in a very expensive game of paper football.