Before photography, family memories were kept alive through annual reenactments of the year's best moments, despite Grandpa's continued miscasting as the mischievous puppy. Treasure your memories with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a one-hour photo session (a $195 value) and $125 worth of portraits and prints at Checkerbox Photography (a $320 total value).
Checkerbox Photography’s experienced shutterbug cultivates a relaxed, natural atmosphere to memorialize candid moments for clients of all types. Prior to each photo session, customers engage in a behind-the-camera consultation, determining preferences and finalizing the recipe for their ideal pictures, including lighting, background, location, and scratch-and-sniff potency. Sessions take place in one of Checkerbox Photography's pre-determined locations, or, for an extra fee, at a location of the customer’s choosing. The photographer encourages picture-posers to relax and have fun, which enables every click of the camera to capture natural emotion and friendly background ghosts.
After shooting an hour’s worth of memories, patrons review photos and opt to have their favorites transformed into a 14” cameo portrait ($195), an 8”x10” print ($95), or a portrait laser-etched into the side of a mountain. More details about the experience can be found on Checkerbox's website.
Jonathan Mandel attributes much of his current success as a photographer to the people who gave him his start at 8 years old. There was Mr. King, his photography teacher, who taught him how to develop pictures. And his father, who gave him his first camera and patiently allowed a bathroom in their apartment to become a darkroom. That was a while ago, and yet something he learned early on still lives on in Jonathan's work today: a sense of discovery and play. His clients often credit the visual artist with making his sessions fun, bringing out natural moments, and demonstrating a rare talent for steadying a tripod inside a bouncy castle. Whether capturing happy families for portraits or documenting wedding days, his unique eye for light casts each shot in unexpected, striking tones.