Photography emerged when oil painters were unable to keep up with royal high school seniors, who demanded multiple clothing changes and rising piles of slain foes at their feet. Capture the graceful transition from adolescence to pseudo-adulthood accurately with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a 60-minute on-location photo shoot, one 8"x10" print, two 5"x7" prints, a picture CD, and a photo release from J Garcia Photography, based in San Antonio (a $300 value).
J. Garcia, the crafter of pictures recently featured in Chica Girl magazine, gussies up frames of frozen faces with a laid-back, organic approach to portraiture. Shuttling his gear up to 50 miles from San Antonio's city center, this lens-wielder will capture proud countenances at a park, stream, or grocery-store frozen-food section of choice. Perk up prosaic Polaroids with a pop of personality by including a favorite pet, a mastered musical instrument, or athletic attire. Specializing in senior portraits, savvy scene-snappers practice patience to ensnare each subject's essence without fatally wounding it. After the shoot, keep fond memories close with one 8"x10" print ($25), two 5"x7" prints ($17.50 each), as well as a picture CD with the photos and a photo release ($175).
J Garcia Photography
John Garcia first saw the world through a camera's lens at age 11, but it wasn't until he had his own kids that he really became a prolific photographer. He snapped 10,000 photos of his tykes in their first year of life and realized he had a passion for preserving family memories. He decided to extend his services to other clans through J Garcia Photography. Along the way, he diversified his subjects, taking professional headshots for actors and businessfolk or snapping artsy memories for brides or expectant mothers. He also provides digitally retouched images and prints of his work to clients, allowing them to revisit a brief moment in time daily with a simple glance above the mantel.