$385 for an Elegant Collection Wedding-Photo Package from Elite Portrait Photography ($700 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Discreet photographers spend two hours documenting special moments on the client’s wedding day

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 50 miles of zip code 30127. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$385 for an elegant collection wedding-photo package ($700 value)

  • 2-hours of wedding coverage
  • Proof Book with web-viewable images

Lighting: The Key to a Good Portrait

To capture you at your best, photographers must work with a fickle apprentice—light. Check out Groupon’s overview of the ways that light makes you look good.

Shadows enveloping your neck. A double chin that shouldn’t be there. Blemishes on the forehead rather than your favorite hat. Every amateur photographer has suffered the ill effects of bad lighting. Professionals, however, understand the virtues of proper lighting in bringing out the best of their subjects, whether within the controlled world of the studio or out amid the unpredictable mercy of the outdoors.

In a studio, photographers employ a set of tools that ensures light only hits their subjects in the most flattering ways. Depending on how the subject and photographer want photos to look, shadows can either mar an otherwise great shot—by emphasizing wrinkles and imperfections—or add drama, texture, and dimension through the highlighted contrast. They can reduce the contrast by using a broad light source, which spreads the rays out over multiple directions, or soften the light with an effect—similar to the way clouds make sunlight less intense—known as diffusion. Photographers may also use multiple synchronized flashes to hit many angles at once, reducing contrast, or light subjects from a specific angle—in general, more texture and detail is visible when the light hits a subject at a greater angle, and longer, more angular shadows can add extraordinary depth to an otherwise two-dimensional portrait.

Obviously, outdoor shoots allow for less control over the light, but some techniques from the studio still work. Collapsible diffusers, for instance, help mitigate direct sunlight, and holding a reflector under the subject’s face can help rid it of any glaring shadows. The most effective tool, however, is often good planning. A photographer may decide to schedule a shoot for a specific time of day to take advantage of more flattering lighting or to ensure they won’t be shooting directly into the sun at a specific location—in which case they’ll have to pay Apollo’s exorbitant royalties.

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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