One- or Two-Hour Family Photo-Shoot Package from 135mm Photography + Events (Up to 60% Off)

135mm Photography + Events

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Diane D. · 7 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· May 11, 2018
I had a very pleasurable experience with Kevin the photographer. It was just my son and I and Kevin was great at engaging my 8 year old son. We took some great portraits!! Thank you!!


Laurie F. · 4 reviews
· December 7, 2017
Great experience. Accommodating photographer. Photos are beautiful ended buying more. Definitely recommend them!
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Thank you so much! Looking forward to our next session with your family!
Merchant replied · December 8, 2017


Valerie · 1 review
· June 10, 2018
Kevin did a wonderful job on the photos, very patient and had great suggestions.

What You'll Get

Choose Between Two Options

  • C$100 for a one-hour family photo shoot with 6 digital images (C$250 value)
  • C$249 for a two-hour family photo shoot with 20 digital images and an 8”x11” print (C$500 value)

Lighting: The Key to a Good Portrait

To capture you at your best, photographers must work with a fickle apprentice—light. Check out Groupon’s overview of the ways that light makes you look good.

Shadows enveloping your neck. A double chin that shouldn’t be there. Blemishes on the forehead rather than your favorite hat. Every amateur photographer has suffered the ill effects of bad lighting. Professionals, however, understand the virtues of proper lighting in bringing out the best of their subjects, whether within the controlled world of the studio or out amid the unpredictable mercy of the outdoors.

In a studio, photographers employ a set of tools that ensures light only hits their subjects in the most flattering ways. Depending on how the subject and photographer want photos to look, shadows can either mar an otherwise great shot—by emphasizing wrinkles and imperfections—or add drama, texture, and dimension through the highlighted contrast. They can reduce the contrast by using a broad light source, which spreads the rays out over multiple directions, or soften the light with an effect—similar to the way clouds make sunlight less intense—known as diffusion. Photographers may also use multiple synchronized flashes to hit many angles at once, reducing contrast, or light subjects from a specific angle—in general, more texture and detail is visible when the light hits a subject at a greater angle, and longer, more angular shadows can add extraordinary depth to an otherwise two-dimensional portrait.

Obviously, outdoor shoots allow for less control over the light, but some techniques from the studio still work. Collapsible diffusers, for instance, help mitigate direct sunlight, and holding a reflector under the subject’s face can help rid it of any glaring shadows. The most effective tool, however, is often good planning. A photographer may decide to schedule a shoot for a specific time of day to take advantage of more flattering lighting or to ensure they won’t be shooting directly into the sun at a specific location—in which case they’ll have to pay Apollo’s exorbitant royalties.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for indoor shoots. Shipping and handling not included. Not valid for commercial use. HST not included. Appointment required. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 135mm Photography + Events

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