$25 for an On-Location or In-Studio Photo-Shoot Package from Elite Portrait Photography ($125 Value)

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A professional photographer captures memories during an hour-long shoot that includes full-resolution images

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Subject to weather. All goods or services must be used by the same person. On-location shoots valid only within 50 miles of zip code 30127. Paper prints are available for an extra fee. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$25 for a 60-minute on-location or in-studio photo-shoot package ($125 value)

  • 60-minute on-location photo or in-studio shoot
  • Two full-resolution images

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

Isaac was great! We brought our dog along and he had no problems getting great snaps of him with us, very easy to work with. The quality of the edited images are great! Would definitely recommend Elite and Isaac!
Michael G. · November 14, 2016
Excellent communication Bring any special props that you have to make your pictures even more meaningful
Ashley C. · September 29, 2015
Isaac is AWESOME! Just an overall great guy and businessman. Do not worry about him overcharging or trying to scam you. Isaac shot an engagement proposal of me and my high school sweetheart of seven years. The images were top notch. Isaac captured the entire thing from start to finish. He even gave us a special gift he created from him.
Reggie M. · July 27, 2015

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