Every time a person says "cheese" for a photo, conniving dairy tycoons get a royalty, and one more piece falls into place in their quest for world domination. Today's Groupon blocks butter barons with a more natural way of taking photos: for $50, you get $150 toward a custom, on-location photo session and one 8x10 print (a $20 value) from BlueSky Studios.
BlueSky Studios eschews phony backdrops and rigid studio lighting in favor of honest photographic portraits capturing the personality of the subject. With one-hour, on-location (within 30 miles of Charlotte) photo sessions containing up to four people (BlueSky Basic Collection, $150), BlueSky preserves, for all time, images of important milestones and memories—for instance, your baby reading his or her favorite Kerouac poem by the creek, or you and your fiancée fine-tuning your joint plate-spinning act. Groupon users can put the $150 value toward an upgrade to another package at BlueSky, such as its deluxe collection, wedding, or Welcome Baby options. Recognizing the powerful integrity of unedited images, BlueSky also resolves to do only minor tweaking and retouching to photos—meaning that any beehive that falls on your head in the middle of the shoot will not be airbrushed into oblivion. This deal also covers an 8x10 print ($20) from the photo session, ideal for carrying around in a giant wallet.
As an added bonus, if the photographic session is booked by the end of March, BlueSky Studios will also throw in 25 cards (an extra $50 value) to be used for events such as birth announcements, holiday greetings, or dirt-bike-academy graduation invitations. Call BlueSky Studios to schedule your immortalization through images. If you reside 30 miles outside of Charlotte and are in North or South Carolina, the studio will discuss travel fees with you.