The right lighting and a professional photographer can ensure that one’s presidential portrait is free of background tire fires. Capture your best side for all time with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a photography package (a $300 value) at Mischa Photography. The package includes the following:
- 30-minute indoor or outdoor mini portrait session (a $150 value)
- 25 4”x5.5” double-sided holiday greeting cards or one 8”x10” print (a $150 value)<p>
Recently elected president of the PPGBA and professional shutterbug Mischa Purcell nabs precious moments by the coattails during 30-minute mini portrait sessions. To start the process, Mischa holds a 20-minute phone conference, wherein clients discuss image needs and pick his brain for grooming suggestions, such as what to wear and whether to match outfits with one’s toy poodle. Clients can choose between an indoor shoot at the studio or a scenic outdoor setting nearby. On the day of the shoot, Mischa draws on his 9 years of professional experience to meticulously choreograph couples, families, or pet reindeer into a tasteful, candid pose in a variety of photographic styles. Individuals can surprise a loved one with a sensual boudoir image or an 8”x10” portrait, or families can pose together for a shot to be emblazoned on 25 4”x5.5” holiday greeting cards. To assure customer satisfaction following the shoot, Mischa also holds a one-hour conference in which patrons choose a favorite image for its printed transformation.
Looking back, Mischa and Brianne Purcell seem destined to have become photographers: Mischa was bitten by the shutterbug at the age of 8, when a family friend and photography professor first introduced him to the camera lens. Brianne started even earlier—when she was just 7, she put a camera on her Christmas list right when Santa had just secured the rights to manufacture celluloid. All these years later, the Purcells’ love of the art form hasn’t waned. They bring their enthusiasm and smiles to important events in people’s lives, including weddings.
As Mischa puts it in a video on his website, “It’s a true honor to be paid to create art around people’s love stories. It’s the best thing I could ever imagine doing.” This genuine passion comes through in his photographs. To capture the essence of each couple, the photographer thinks outside of the box. Aside from photos at the church, Mischa might have newlyweds pose in front of old buildings, on a truck bed, or simply in front of a bright blue sky. The photographers extend this sort of creativity to other types of sessions. They can photograph families in fields dotted by wildflowers or stay in their studio to carefully capture senior portraits. Mischa also shares his expertise during workshops, which teach the ins and outs of photography and postproduction.