Photos are a great way to document life's perfect moments, such as a family outing to a beach located on a movie soundstage. Prepare for your close-up with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a one-hour family shoot, either in the studio or at the location of your choice, plus 24 custom-designed holiday cards, from Davillier Photography & Graphics (a $280 value). On-location shoots are valid within New Orleans or Jefferson Parish; an additional travel fee applies for shoots in other locations.
Photographer and graphic designer Lacy Davillier summons youthful energy as she corrals fidgety children and camera-shy adults into relaxed, naturalistic family photos. Customers can opt for a three-backdrop session at Lacy’s studio inside an old-style New Orleans house, or she can execute her camera-brandishing skills on location, such as a customer’s home, a neighborhood park, or an underground fight club. After camera flashes have dimmed and poses have been struck, Lacy’s graphic-design abilities come to the fore as she pairs families with a custom-designed set of 24 holiday cards. Cards typically arrive after two weeks, eager to remind friends and kin what the kids' newly sprouted unicorn horns look like.
Davillier Photography & Graphics
After stumbling upon an unmanned camera during her sophomore year at NYU, Lacy Davillier devoted her studies to the photographic arts, earning a BFA in studio art with a focus on photography and graphic design. She found that the peace and seclusion of the dark room proved a welcome respite from the din of city traffic, the pressures of school, and the monotony of sunlight. The young yet experienced photographer now specializes in contemporary photography, chronicling weddings, maternity moments, and celebrating families on location or in her studio. This picturesque space on historic Canal Street, with its wood floors, original doors, and classic New Orleans porch, serves as a romantic backdrop for any manner of shoots, and is fully stocked with toys and organic juices for clients’ kids. Lacy also performs a variety of graphic-design services as well as photograph-restoration work.