A portrait session, like an afternoon of spelunking, requires top-notch lighting equipment, reveals hidden depths, and is one of the few activities that can make Batman smile. Capture life’s adventures with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a 90-minute photo session and $100 worth of prints from America Rodriguez Photography (a $197 value).
Husband-and wife-shutterbugs Jose and America Rodriguez specialize in capturing fun and natural photos of children, families, and high-school seniors. For backdrops, clients choose comfortable settings that represent their personalities, such as inside their homes, at public parks, or atop a moving ice-cream truck. The 90-minute shoot (a $97 value) includes unlimited exposures, allowing Jose and America to capture subjects in various degrees of smilingness. Up to five people can participate, which means families or moms-to-be who are expecting quadruplets can provide lens fodder.
The photographers post digital proofs for viewing in a private, password-protected online gallery within two weeks. Flip through 20–40 frozen memories at a portrait-selection session to find frame-worthy gems to hang above the mantel ($90 for a 16”x20” print), display along the staircase ($20 for an 8”x10” print), or plaster over unimportant street signs ($15 for two 4”x6” prints).