Shannon Roberts, owner of DreamKeepers Photography, makes time stand still during both indoor and outdoor photo shoots. Inside her studio, she clusters families and couples in front of white, black, and beige backdrops for simple yet sophisticated portraits. Outside, she harnesses natural light as her subjects sprawl in grassy fields and or huddle in front of flowing fountains. She specializes in snapping adorable still-frames of kids wearing their best duds before they grow up and repurpose their sweater vests as beer koozies. During weddings, Shannon takes posed and candid shots of celebrating guests before enhancing them with digital effects, such as blurred edges and spot-color techniques. More than anything, she loves toting her green-screen to parties, where she relishes capturing subjects in front of backgrounds such as Hollywood runways, rose-adorned pillars, and swirling vector graphics. In addition to snatching smiles from the mists of time, Shannon has volunteered her services to Tempered Steel, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and support for injured veterans.
Devine Studios’ Joe and Lora Devine transform cherished moments into timeless monuments during 90-minute photo shoots. In each session, the duo wields their shutterbugging lenses in pursuit of stately portraits, candid family photos, or headshots for rodeo clown auditions to immortalize up to four faces ($20 for each person beyond four). Outfit kids with fashions from the studio’s wardrobe for a stylish documentation of life’s firsts, or celebrate school’s denouement with triumphant senior portraits. The Devines populate in-studio sessions with a variety of handmade backgrounds and props, or decamp to outdoor locations to capture nature’s rich pastoral palette. After glitz-and-glamour sessions conclude, the Devines help photographees find their favorite shot before printing and stretching the selected picture onto a 16"x24" canvas designed for gallery walls or use as a game-changing hood ornament. Though not included in this Groupon, additional prints are also available for purchase ($25 for eight wallet-size prints; $65 for an 8”x10”).
Offering professional holiday photo services, WorldWide Photography has trained an army of bushy-tailed Easter Bunnies to fill your children and childlike androids with seasonal cheer. Children can pose with the gregarious costumed egg-bringer who gives fluff-filled hugs and reassurances that he or she is not filled with nougat. While tots smile and reassess their understanding of rabbit anatomy and size, professional photographers snap digital shots for lasting memories. Parents of stunning subjects will also receive a $20 coupon to MyAlbumPics.com and a $10 gift card to MyMagicalPics.com.
Housed inside a 2,000-square-foot townhouse studio, Belles Photo Design provides professional photography services and high-quality digital-image creation. Equipped with two large natural-light sets, years of expertise in fashion and entertainment photography, and a neighborhood filled with picturesque backgrounds, owner and photographer Kenzi Kay focuses on capturing creative life slices. Shots utilize dramatic lighting, new planes of sight, and the clever use of depth charges to carefully portray each subject’s inner and outer sheens. Budding models, teething babies, and pet rocks can strike a pose with up to five other people during the in-studio photo session. Weatherman permitting, photo opportunities may be taken in nearby outdoor settings as well. If you're toting a fussy baby, Belle's will be flexible with the length of the photo shoot and allow more time to complete it. Each photo shoot includes an in-studio proofing session and 15 retouched digital images.
Chelsea Alderman is an artistic jill-of-all-trades. In her spare time, she writes and directs comedy thrillers, relying on her talent for making "people pretty for a living." That sense of insouciant charm carries over into her wedding photography where macroshots of bouquets fit right in with candid photos of flower girls sitting on a church stoop during their state-mandated 15-minute break. Like her photos of nuptials, her portraits use almost impossibly vibrant colors and unexpected images, such as a young woman wrapped in Christmas lights, to dive beneath the surface and evoke a subject's personality.
During his over 20 years as a professional photographer, Adrian Vega has strived to inject excitement into his photo shoots. Although Adrian Vega confessed to PhotoShelter that he focused on weddings at the beginning of his photographic career, he always felt like there were moments worth capturing beyond nuptial ceremonies. As a creative exercise, Adrian refocused his lens onto boudoir shoots, and discovered he enjoyed coaching and encouraging his clients while collaborating with them to create empowering, intimate images. In his 1,400-square-foot studio, Adrian Adrian also harnesses his insatiable energy to craft sets, props, and gadgets that enhance each shoot, a dedication to his work that has earned him two consecutive first prizes in the Latino Art Bravisimo contest and a half-page spread in the French magazine Photo.