What You'll Get
Before senior pictures, high-school graduates could only commemorate matriculation by tossing caps into neighbors' gardens and humming "Pomp and Circumstance" over sleeping grandparents. Give graduates the gift of subtlety with today's Groupon to CL!X Portrait Studios in Maple Grove. Choose between the following options:
• For $75, you get a high-school senior-portrait session, including a two-pose digital-image package (a $155.95 value) and a 40-minute session (a $24.95 value; a $180.90 total value).
• For $75, you get a baby's first year package (a $350 value).
The professional shutterbugs at CL!X studios capture milestones with portraits that express the personalities of families, tots, and teens. During the 40-minute senior-portrait session, grads perch before three or four flattering studio backdrops with any props that define their high-school lives, from footballs and trombones to water wings and a volleyball with a face painted on it. Grads retain the copyrights to their photos, and leave with a high-resolution digital-image CD containing their two favorite poses, which they can send to the yearbook office and print frameables for friends, grandparents, and middle-school crushes. If students prefer more images or outdoor photo sessions, flexible photographers will dish out special upgrade deals to Groupon holders, as well as reduced prices on prints.
The baby's first year package snaps portraits of infants every three months, capturing the astonishing growth from tiny newborn to wide-eyed investment banker. Send out the happy news with 24 birth announcements, glossy, personalized portraits. Three months later, the eyes, nose, feet, and toes session (an 8"x8" print) zooms in on the details, capturing the wrinkles of a palm and a sweetly scrunched nose. At six months, a simple sentiments portrait (an 11"x14" print) pairs a photo with a song lyric or quote, and the nine-month portrait narrative (an 8"x16" print) snaps three poses of tots and props. The first year finishes with a signature photo of 1-year-olds (a 12"x12" print), that can be transformed into 12 birthday invitations, thank-you cards, or campaign buttons for preschool president. The package also includes a two-year club membership that comes with 10% off additional purchases and free sessions for two years.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. By appointment only. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate baby's first year option by 2/13/12, option expires 1 year from activation. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About CL!X Portrait Studios
At CL!X Portrait Studios, photographers can capture well-posed shots of siblings in matching sweaters or click away at kids in their natural state of play, whether they are giggling in a frilly tutu or banging on a set of pots and pans. The studio’s array of portraiture styles reflects its founders’ goals: Sandy and Michael Pawlyszyn started CL!X after searching fruitlessly for a user-friendly way to document their own kids’ childhoods. Now, their team of photographers snaps youthful smiles in the studio as well as on site in the community, helming shoots at local schools, dance studios, and sports games. Their subjects need not be children, though—they can craft portraits of entire families, moms-to-be, and high-school seniors before they graduate and cycle back to preschool. The crew also takes photographic fun on the road via photo-booth rentals, which let partiers create their own lasting memories at special events.