Photographs transport people to an earlier time without the need to master quantum physics or pay the tolls associated with America’s wormhole highways. Capture fleeting moments for future examination with today’s Groupon to Red1 Studios. Choose between the following options:
- For $89, you get a studio photography package (a $450 value) that includes:
- One-hour photo shoot
- One 8”x10” print
- Two 5”x7” prints
- A photo CD
- For $49, you get a 45-minute photo shoot and a digital image (a $120 value).<p>
Red1 Studios captain Jordan Michael Zuniga captures flattering portraits in a 1,100-square-foot working space complete with two open-air balconies that overlook Midtown and Biscayne Bay. During the photo sessions, subjects explore the bright white studio, peering out floor-to-ceiling windows or curling up in white bubble chairs as the shutterbug arranges professional lighting setups and coaxes smiles from their hermitude. Proofs pop up online within three days of the shoot. Those partaking in 45-minute shoots may select their favorite image from a private online gallery for download. Digital images can then be printed at home and transformed into holiday cards, holiday gifts, or holiday masks.
Clients opting for the photography package can bring their own props or set pieces, from cherished trophies to beloved pianos. Models can wear up to two different outfits to show off different sides of their personalities, and Jordan provides hair and makeup referrals if needed (stylists not included in today’s Groupon). After photos are posted online, clients choose two photos to be retouched and transferred onto one 8”x10” print, two 5”x7” prints, and a photo CD that makes it easy to post the two images on Facebook or in the CIA company directory. Additional photos are also available ($15 not retouched; $25 retouched).
Origin Stories: A Picture of Charity
Raised by a camera-wielding father and a paintbrush-bearing mother, Jordan Michael Zuniga was submerged in visual artistry from the moment he tumbled into the world. He founded Red1 Studios in 2010 as an affordable space where artists could incubate their ideas, and it has since blossomed into a fully equipped fashion photography studio. Red1 does double duty as a headquarters for charity and celebrity events, including an exhibit for PETA. Jordan’s favorite part of photography is finding the beauty in his ever-changing clientele.