Photographs of precious moments are the greatest gifts relatives can leave behind for their descendants, aside from genes for cowlick-resistant hair or hints to where the inheritance is buried. Pass on a transgenerational treasure with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get a three-pose group portrait package at Expressions Portrait Design in Aiea’s Pearl Ridge Mall (up to a $193.95 value). Packages include:
- Three-pose photo-shoot package A, which comes with six prints of any size up to 8”x10” (a $149 value)
- Group sitting fee valid for five or more people (up to a $44.95 value)<p>
Expressions Portrait Design chronicles family lineage and gathered groups in contemporary shots bedecked with optional props and backgrounds. Catered to groups of five or more, to the portrait session encourages models and cousins of models to pile before the camera for 30–35 minutes, allowing time for a quick wardrobe change for a second group look. A sea chest of accessories and garb awaits for pic personalization, and guests may add a signature look with brought-from-home items ranging from musical instruments to family pets. Photographers coordinate backgrounds to match outfit selections with textured patterns, beach scenes, and color gels. Props such as suitcases send subliminal messages to uninvited houseguests viewing one of the six included prints. Images become available for selection within minutes of the shoot, and prints arrive within three to five days. Although not included with the price of this Groupon, touchups ($19–$39) can blot out inconvenient blemishes, and image CDs ($58) transcribe memories into a language computers can understand.
Expressions Portrait Design
Expressions Portrait Design’s portfolio captures families, graduates, babies, and even pets. More than 100 backgrounds unfurl on set, letting subjects surround their poses with almost any mood or theme. After the flash has gone off and the “freeze time” switch has been flipped again, color effects and image editing add more options for customization. All photo packages include standard prints, but custom framing, greeting cards, and canvas images also are available to surround portraits with gallery-caliber fanciness.