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 to Cooksey Photo in Vernon. Choose between the following two options:
• For $30, you get a 30-minute studio photo session and a 5"x7" print chosen by the artist (a $75 value), plus 20% off portrait orders.
• For $60, you get a 30-minute studio photo session, a 30-minute outdoor session at Henry Park, and a 5"x7" print chosen by the artist (a $150 value), plus 20% off portrait orders.
Lauren and Tracy Cooksey operate a full-service photography studio specializing in child portraiture and photography. Known for classy black-and-white photos as well as custom-colored images and more naturalistic shots, Lauren or Tracy will playfully tease out the uninhibited side of your child, family, or family sedan. The artists produce matte pictorial artifacts over the 30-minute in-studio shoot, proofs from which may be viewed online. Customers can also opt for a two-session package, transitioning to Henry Park afterward for a 30-minute outdoor session, where they can pose frolicking among verdant foliage or staring forlornly from the top of a tree. Afterward, Lauren or Tracy will choose one image for a complimentary 5"x7" printing; subjects can select additional prints at a 20% discount.
Though Lauren Cooksey started out with just a Salvation Army camera in hand and three children in tow, the photographer and single mother was determined to fulfill her dream of achieving a successful career in her chosen art. Her talent and sheer willpower paid off; today, Lauren continues to snap shots under the moniker Cooksey Photo and has even enlisted one of those aforementioned toddlers, Tracy, to join her mission.
With 20 years of industry experience behind them, the mother-daughter photography team captures candid images of individuals and families, crafting prints with warm, sepia tones brushed with custom color. During photo shoots, the duo uses handmade sets and props to coax out the personality of each baby, graduating high schooler, or beloved mannequin. Afterward, they select the best image to edit before dressing it up with daubs of digital color. Finished prints from a family session spruce up a lonely end table, or a print from a pet photo shoot can enliven a mantel in a doghouse. The new in-home studio, which opened in June 2011 is also child-friendly.