Before quick-snapping cameras were invented, portrait subjects had to patiently hum "cheese" for hours on end, inevitably losing their voices and adopting the dour expressions that characterize the 1870s. Appreciate the brevity of modern technology with today's Groupon: for $60, you get an on-location or in-studio photography session for up to five people, plus one 8"x10" and two 5"x7" prints, from Johnstone Studios, located on Tahoe Street (a $405 value). On-location shoots must be within the Reno metropolitan area.
Featuring photography that has been featured on a Today show segment, Johnstone Studios' Tourine and Trevor Johnstone bring an aesthetic, stylistic eye while framing and capturing family portraits. The shutterbugs hold a studio preconsultation meeting to answer questions and determine portrait location, be it outdoors beside the family's beloved pothole or inside the airy space of Johnstone Studios.
In a one-hour photo bonanza, the lens wielders capture the posse of kin in loving embraces and slow-motion swordfights, creating crisp images that encapsulate each family's personal spirit. During the postsession viewing appointment, clients receive one 8"x10" and two 5"x7" prints, with an option of purchasing more digital images and prints for an additional price.