Photographs of precious moments are the greatest gifts relatives can leave behind for their descendants, aside from genes for cowlick-resistant hair or hints to where the inheritance is buried. Pass on a transgenerational treasure with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get an in-studio, photo-session package at Al Torres Photography (a $153.95 total value). Groupon holders also receive 15% off any order of 25 holiday cards or more. The package includes:
- In-studio photo session (a $75 value)
- Four 8.5”x11” contact sheets, 10 images per sheet (a $40 value)
- One 8”x10” print (a $38.95 value)
- 15% off any order of 25 or more holiday cards<p>
With more than 20 years of experience in graphic and visual arts, Al Torres Photography’s eponymous photographer expertly captures smiling subjects during in-studio photo sessions. Momentary models gather before Torres’s lens, trying out up to 40 poses or one spot-on impersonation of the Lincoln Memorial. Afterward, clients receive contact sheets detailing the session in 40 wallet-size images, in addition to access to the online gallery. As with all competitions in life, one snapshot must emerge supreme, taking center stage in an 8”x10” print to grace fireplace mantels or to serve as a discreet replacement for a kindergarten-drawn family portrait.
Al Torres Photography
Even Al Torres’ lightly posed shots exude the aura of candid photography, capturing close-ups of wide-eyed babies, carefree frames of expectant mothers, and black-and-white shots of the raw human form in an editorial style that landed him Best of Citysearch awards two years in a row. Peering through high-caliber Nikon lenses, Al cultivates winsome smiles within his studio, using a combination of natural and studio lighting to accentuate eye color and play down tattooed-on five o’clock shadows. After sessions, subjects can view the shots online and decide which prints to transform into custom photo albums, copyright-released digital images, or gallery wall prints.
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6423 Richmond Ave.
Houston, Texas 77057