Before photography, the only way people could preserve their most-treasured memories was by forcing everyone around them to stand completely still for days at a time. Today's Groupon presents a less complicated option: for $69, you get three on-location photo sessions, three slideshow DVDs, three 8"x10" prints, three 5"x7" prints, and three 4"x6" prints from Butterflykiss Portraits (a $615 value), located in Fort Collins.
Talented photographer Gwendolyn Mayfield of Butterflykiss Portraits artfully captures the individuality of her subjects in picturesque, natural settings. Each photo session takes place up to 30 miles from Old Town Fort Collins (Gwendolyn will travel greater distances for an additional $0.75 per mile fee), so photo subjects can pick a natural setting to bring the photographer’s talents to the fore. Butterflykiss encourages its models to change outfits or brandish personality-defining props, whether a soccer ball, a violin, or all 112 U.S. Supreme Court Justice action figures. Since this deal expires in three years, customers can space out the photo sessions to chronicle different phases of life, then take home a slideshow DVD, an 8"x10" print, a 5"x7" print, and a 4"x6" print each time.
The Colorado Rockies are her backdrop. The sun is her flashbulb. And any passing elk automatically become her creative assistants. Gwendolyn Mayfield of Butterflykiss Portraits has turned the world into her studio, posing couples, families, and even pets before the natural splendor of the Fort Collins area. Her lightly posed shots burst with the personality of her subjects, whom she encourages to bring any props and outfits they’d like. She uses fast shutter speeds to capture movement—a child throwing a snowball, a golden retriever bounding through a park—or switches to pastoral portrait mode to capture fantasy shots of young girls in fairy costumes or knights atop steeds. Gwendolyn’s range and creativity seem to know no bounds, as she switches seamlessly from touching military portraits to intimate boudoir shoots shot in private settings. Whether working with seniors, mothers-to-be, or photogenic crash-test dummies, Gwendolyn approaches each shoot with an open mind and spends up to two weeks editing her photos to perfection before presenting them to clients in an online gallery.
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