Social Graces School of Etiquette revives the “please,” “thank you,” and all around manners of yore with decorum training for children. Young pool-splashers and vegetable-tossers can spend eight weeks learning the ins and outs of greetings, poise, annunciation, and more that will lead to increased self-confidence and respect for others. Parents can beam proudly as they watch their child properly shake a new acquaintance's hand rather than nibbling on his or her foot. Class schedule and further details are available online. A $20 optional materials fee is not included in this Groupon.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Most popular offering: Portraiture
Pro Tip: We love spending time in contact with our customers.
What sets your business apart from your competition?
At this time, availability, but generally we work hard on preparation for the shoot, beginning with a free consultation to assist our customers in customizing their own work. We may be the photographer, but many ideas come from the minds of our clients.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I decided it was important for me to begin to work out and create my own ideas.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Yes, we shoot on-location primarily, as we do not have a studio.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
My independence and the ability/desire to present the reality of what I'm photographing.
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