Photographers preserve subjects’ precious memories, abolishing the need to hastily scoop reflections out of nearby fountains. Seek permanence with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get an on-site photo-shoot package from Butterflykiss Portraits (a $236 total value). The package includes:
- One-hour photo shoot of up to six people at a location of your choice (a $150 value)
- One 8”x10” print (a $12 value)
- Two 5”x7” prints (a $10 value)
- Three 4”x6” prints (a $9 value)
- Music-and-picture slideshow DVD (a $55 value)<p>
Gwendolyn Mayfield, the snapshooter behind Butterflykiss Portraits, collaborates with her subjects to compose portraits inscribed in meaningful and majestic outdoor environments. During a preshoot consultation, clients can draw upon Mayfield’s extensive knowledge of the mountains and Red Feather Lakes region to decide upon the shoot’s location. Mayfield encourages creativity in her subjects, inviting them to furnish one-hour shoots with outfits to set the tone and props to complement natural copses of rubber chickens. After the last “cheese” is uttered, Mayfield edits every frame and promptly posts them online for review, with optional password protection. A musical-slideshow DVD soundtracks a rotating batch of photos, and a total of six prints provides companionship for disused fireplaces. Though not included with this Groupon, a CD with proofs of all your images and print release is available for $145.
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.
2601 S Lemay
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525Get Directions