Justin Kates Photography


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Skilled photographer Justin Kates creates fantastical photo shoots in which subjects don makeup & costumes for memorable snapshots.

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Promotional value expires Aug 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid for bookings until 9/5/11. On location sessions valid only within 10mi of studio. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before modern photography, portrait-seeking subjects would cover themselves in year-end financial figures to meet the requirements for being xeroxed. Capture more accurate self-copies with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get a photo shoot from Justin Kates (a $250 total value). Shoots are available after 12 p.m. each day of the week except Thursday. Photo sessions can be redeemed at the Justin Kates photography studio or at any location within 10 miles. The photo shoot consists of:

  • One ensemble and multiple snapshots (a $200 value)
  • Hair and makeup (a $50 value)
  • Four printable edits on a DVD (value included in snapshots)

Justin Kates crafts elaborate fantasy-style shoots that range from bridal to fashion sessions, bringing scenes to life with crisp lines, lush colors, and expertly crafted lighting. The photo session begins with hair and makeup work that highlights faces' most glamorous or reflective features before they strike poses in front of brick walls, a dark backdrop, or an exploding space station. Clients select four images for further editing, in which Justin Kates professionally beefs up color, glosses over imperfections, and ensures that all facial tattoos are grammatically correct. After the edits, each photo star receives their final four images in easily printable DVD form.

Justin Kates Photography

Justin Kates, portraitist and staff photographer for Stiff Magazine, captures fashion shots and glamour images with a honed aesthetic that edges toward the dark and gritty. Before each shoot, his makeup artist highlights features with a professional hand, either lightly accenting faces or artfully transforming them with heavy shadow. Throughout photography sessions, Justin creates provocative images that simultaneously highlight beauty while deconstructing it to reveal the depths beneath. After shoots, he helps clients select images that he professionally retouches. With a masterful hand he beefs up colors and blends out imperfections.

Customer Reviews

Thanks, love the pix! Pleasure to meet both of you.
Glenda L. · April 1, 2012
Jennifer H. · March 21, 2012
Justin and Cindy are amazing. They make a wonderful team and just seeing how they interact with each other makes the experience even more pleasant. The environment they create puts you at ease from the very beginning. Would most definitely recommend them to my friends. Already planning to do future business with them. Justin if very patient...chin up:)
Kathy H. · February 5, 2014
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