Some cultures believe that photographs can capture the soul; others worry that they can capture a bad hair day. Face photo fears with today's Groupon: for $65, you get an in-studio photo session and two portrait prints (a choice of one 8"x10" or 9"x12" and one 5"x7") at Countryside Photographers (a $223 value).
Founded 37 years ago, Countryside Photographers harnesses the technical and creative expertise of two photographers holding photography degrees from the Professional Photographers of America. Countryside specializes in high-school-senior and family photography, but any photo-ready creature is welcome in front of its cameras. Pose-a-thons can take place inside Countryside's studio or in its outdoor photo garden. To personalize snapping sessions, models may consult the photographer for possible props to use and the most flattering shade of gorilla suit. Once the tripod is set and the mouths are grinning, pouting, or sneering, the session usually consists of 16–20 poses and lasts about 30–45 minutes.
Call in advance to schedule an appointment, to determine how many outfits to bring, and to nail down the required number of ferrets in tuxedos. Photo subjects are welcome to sample from Countryside's tray of fresh-baked cookies while awaiting their close-ups.
Randy J. Peterson first opened his studio doors for business in 1973. Over the decades, he's shot weddings, holiday gatherings, and countless other moments worth remembering. The founder of Countryside Photographers often holds sessions in his studio, but, as the name of his business suggests, he's just as adept at making use of the surrounding countryside. He might take pictures in a forest or along the lakeshore in the summer, using nature as his backdrop. Peterson has been recognized for his work in many ways over the years. He earned a stint as president of the American Society of Photographers and was inducted into the Wisconsin Hall of Fame, which he then was forced to escape in order to continue his career.
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