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.
3817 Wellington Ct.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28211