Before cameras, artists created portraits by covering family members in oil paint and then catapulting them into giant canvases. Preserve memories without paint stains with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a family-portrait package from Borel Photographers (a $690 value). The package includes:
- A half-hour session that takes place at the location of the customer's choice, within 30 miles of the photography studio in Roseville (a $250 value)
- Four 8"x10" prints (a $100 value)
- Six 5"x7" prints (a $90 value)
- 25 4"x6" prints (a $250 value)
Borel Photographers’ expert shutterbug, Randy Licht, preserves familial sentiment with masterful lens work and on-location shoots. Clients can gather together their favorite relatives for a half-hour shoot that can skew formal or casual, depending on how many subjects remember to wear pants. Photographees can pile siblings or similarly featured mannequins into a pyramid as a parental gift or show off the newborn for far-flung great aunts and reality-show casting calls. After the portrait session, family members can peruse all captured images in an online gallery that’s available for 30 days, and select three different poses to be transformed into four 8”x10” enlargements, six 5”x7” photos, and 25 4”x6” snapshots. Licht puts decades of experience to work snagging shots of everyone’s good side and assembling images worthy of replacing the stock photo of a laughing couple that inhabits most frames. Those looking to diversify their online profile photos can purchase a high-resolution master CD of images for an additional $200.
Randy Licht knows photography. A professional shutterbug since 1980, his skills have taken him to more than 1,000 nuptial celebrations, where he has captured both exuberant celebrations and subtle nuances of each ceremony, exercising the practiced eye of a photojournalist. Licht approaches each shoot with the same professional attitude, setting about to encapsulate fleeting moments for grateful family members and scrapbook-loving dogs. In weddings, family shoots, and headshot sessions, he angles for simple, clean shots, shooting fast so as not to relinquish any picture-worthy moment.