Without portraiture, people would be forced to exchange framed dental x-rays to immortalized loved ones’ smiles. Capture the dynamic composition of a toothy grin with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a 30-minute photo session and an 8"x10" black-and-white mounted linen print at Elizabeth Toller Productions’ Brea, Irvine, or Laguna Beach locations (a $225 value).
By combining traditional snapshooting methods with digital image enhancement, Elizabeth Toller Productions captures engaging subjects in a laid-back, professional studio. Up to six subjects first meet the photographer to discuss session themes and clothing styles, ensuring apparel coordinates with both the background and any ghosts who may show up on film. A 30-minute in-studio shoot follows (a $150 value), during which the skilled shutterbug puts clients at ease to frame natural images free from tightly clenched bunny ears. After shutter-clicks have sounded their last, photographer and photographee together preview the proofs on a big screen to select the winning print. The 8"x10" photograph (a $75 value) is then printed onto thick linen paper before being mounted and wrapped, ready to grace mantels or car dashboards.