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Families capture long-lasting memories during photo shoots that yield up to 20 digital images and a vibrant professional print

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1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 27, 2021
Awesome professional photography session. They selected an awesome venue with lots of good scenes. Photographer Kevin made us feel relaxed and got some great shots. Would recommend to anyone!
3 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 27, 2020
This was our fourth time working with Kevin for family photos. He's so great and really has a way of putting you at ease while capturing a lot of special moments. I'm always so happy with how the photos turn out, and look forward to doing it all again next year. Thanks, Kevin!
3 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 26, 2020
We had a great family photo shoot with Kevin at Humber Bay Park! He was wonderful with our kids (3 & 6 yo) and he captured so many amazing shots during our hour together that it was really difficult to choose! Dave was very quick with getting our gallery ready for us to view the photos within days of the shoot. We thought the package was excellent value and would definitely be happy to book again in future!
10 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 22, 2020
Kevin was our photographer. He was punctual, took us to an awesome location and made the experience a fun outing.
5 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 20, 2020
We had an amazing experience with 135mm photography. The whole team is very professional, responsive, and friendly. We had an incredible photoshoot with Kevin. He provided great suggestions and direction that made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. The customer service Dave provided was extraordinary. He was very prompt at responding to our emails and inquiries. We highly recommend them!
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 29, 2020
Kevin is a great photographer and the experience was fun, I had a great time. I am excited to see how the photos will come out as the previews were amazing
7 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 28, 2020
Kevin was awesome. He’s punctual and professional and knows how to get the best shot
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Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
January 15, 2020
Kevin was early which was great. He was a bit shy or awkward though and he had an awkward time trying to describe how we should pose. We were both not very comfortable with the camera but Kevin got the most out of it. They give you ALL the photos, and you only get to choose five if you buy the basic groupon so it was hard for us to choose our prints!! Overall if I want another one-off engagement shoot I would go with this groupon again, but usually engagement shoot should be included in your wedding package.
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Choose Between Two Options

  • C$117.50 for a one-hour family photo shoot with 5 digital images (C$250 value)
  • C$249 for a two-hour family photo shoot with 15 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.

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Appointment required. Limit 3 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Not valid for indoor shoots. Shipping and handling not included. Not valid for commercial use. HST not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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