Taking two-dimensional photographs is a simpler way of preserving a moment than erecting three-dimensional dioramas or creating four-dimensional time loops. Capture the best of times with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a portrait package from Big Star Studios in Mebane (a $420 total value). Shoots can be held at Big Star's photo studio, or on location within 25 miles of Mebane. The photo shoot package includes:
- One-hour portrait shoot for up to five people (a $250 value)
- 10 images on a CD (a $100 value)
- Two 5"x7" prints (a $70 value)
Big Star Studios is run by a duo of best-friend photographers who capture models' personalities and emotions by taking time to get to know their clients in custom-tailored portrait sessions. Before the first shutter is snapped, the photographers befriend their subjects, sitting down to discuss hobbies, lifestyles, and fantasy football draft rankings. The informal chitchats are used to tailor the hour-long shoots, which can be held in the duo's newly opened studio or at a more personal location, such as a favorite ice cream shop, a park, or the backyard of a complacent neighbor. During the portrait sessions, friends, couples, and families are encouraged to relax and act naturally as the photographer's lens is focused on moments of joy, love, and laughter.
After the shoot, subjects can return to the studio to select the 10 images they'd like to have burned onto CD and the two photographs for their 5"x7" prints. Clients can also defer judgment and receive the photographers' preferred images and prints by mail. The 10 digital negatives on the CD are retouched with basic editing, and the two prints are crafted with archival paper and ink and fully retouched to ensure faces glow and the bunny ears cast by younger brothers are transformed into rainbows.
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