$49 for an On-Location Photo Shoot with Digital Images from Devyn Leone Photography ($174 Value)

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For 45 minutes, all-female staff snaps photos for boudoir, maternity, engagement, or family sessions; digital images included

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 25 miles of zip code 92673. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

$49 for a maternity, engagement, family, or boudoir photography package ($174 total value)

  • 45-minute on-location photo shoot ($99 value)
  • Five digital images ($75 value)

Early Photography: Portraits of Invisible People

Photography is a modern marvel whose roots stretch back nearly 200 years. Check out our guide to the world's first exposure to photography—the daguerreotype.

Before JPEGs, before flimsy Polaroids, before even black-and-white prints on cardboard stock, the earliest practical photography method—called the daguerreotype, after its inventor, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre—could only capture images on a heavy metal plate. To take a picture, the photographer first had to coat a copper plate in silver, then cover it again with a vapor of bromide or halide. The combined chemicals formed photosensitive crystals on the surface of the plate, which was then placed into a camera and exposed to the subject. Doing so imprinted a latent image, invisible to the naked eye. To make it materialize, a treatment of mercury vapor washed the bromide or halide from the portions of the plate that received the most light, leaving only silver particles in the image's highlights. A dip into a fixer dissolved the silver from the less-exposed areas, and the resulting highlights and shadows formed a clear image of a family or a fruit bowl with a top hat.

One day in 1838, Daguerre tested his invention by pointing his camera over a busy Parisian boulevard. The result was a crisp, richly detailed portrait of city life, with only one thing missing: life. Since daguerreotypes required exposure times of 10–15 minutes, the camera never captured the people and wealthy horses that bustled along the street, making the City of Lights look more like a ghost town. One man, however, did stand still long enough to appear. He was getting his shoe shined, and his bent knee shows up clearly among the shadows of trees behind him. Doubtless, the polish on the man’s shoes quickly scuffed and faded, but the polished silver plate endures as the earliest known photographic image of a person.

Customer Reviews

She's a sweet, kind, attentive photographer who really gravitates to giving the customer what he or she wants and she totally nailed it with my requests!! Such a sweet girl and has a great eye for making your pictures look fabulous!
Desiree J. · September 23, 2014
Devyn had a great location in mind when I gave her my wish list. She was prompt, punctual and professional. She engaged my three children the entire session and was a joy to work with. We will definitely be repeat clients.
Sarah P. · August 15, 2014
Devyn was absolutely great to work with. She was very professional, but very personable. Made us feel very comfortable while taking our photos. I would definitely use her again! I love her work and her personality too! So excited I found her.
Heidi J. · March 31, 2014

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