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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but thoughts cost a penny and thoughts of self-doubt only cost lost opportunities. With today’s Groupon, $60 gets you an in-studio or on-site photo session and digital images from Kelli Nixon Photography (a $339 value).
Kelli Nixon is a skilled shutterbug who specializes in portrait photography; her goal is to capture people’s personalities and emotions to record a beautiful moment in their lives (click here to see some of her work). You get unlimited poses during your hour-long session (usually $159) and three digital images to take home (usually $60 each). Choose from eight scenic sites to snap your senior pictures, holiday card photo, children’s picture, or family portrait. Sites include:
- Indoor studio location in Highlands Ranch: A studio setting allows for perfect lighting and timeless portraits without weather challenges. Perfect for maternity, infants, kids, small families, and retired NFL superstars.
- Meridian Park, Lone Tree: A lush park with water elements. Perfect for family photography, kids, high school seniors, and couples who share first names.
- Castlewood Canyon State Park: Take a short hike down into the canyon for water, cliffs, a bridge, and rocks. Perfect for families, couples, kids, high-school seniors, and Dale Crumpton of Little Rock, Arkansas.
- Old Town Littleton: Semi-urban with old buildings, windows, signs, brick, and other interesting backdrops. Great for reenacting famous movie scenes starring Dan Aykroyd or Bette Midler.
West * Alderfer/Three Sisters Park in Evergreen: A very natural setting with pine trees, rocks, and other open-space elements. Great for families or pet families. * Lair O’ the Bear/O’Fallon Park: A beautiful natural setting with water, trees, and cliffs. A short drive up from Morrison, Colorado. * Downtown Morrison Colorado: Semi-urban with older Colorado buildings, a nature trail, an Iron Suspension Bridge, and more.
Central * Downtown Denver: Various urban settings are perfect for high-school seniors and couples.
After the shoot, you get three full-resolution digital images to download (you may purchase the entire session if you’d like).
Kelli Nixon can shoot any family member individually with the time constraints; if she spends 20 minutes getting the family shot, then there will be 40 minutes left to get individual children’s photos. While today’s Groupon is perfect for a maternity photo, couple’s photos, or adorable photo of your little angel, you don’t need to have a nuclear family or even a family to need nice photos.
Get your bandmates together at the downtown or Meridian Park location and pose for a photo good enough to throb five to 10 local hearts, or get your book club together with your copies of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus to prove once and for all that you’ve read Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Parents often take studio portraits when their kids are glassy-eyed tots fresh out of the oven, but by the time children are dashing 20-somethings with full sets of teeth, parents have lost interest in looking at their faces. Get your siblings together and take a photo to give to your parents.
Bill & Kelli Nixon Photography has a perfect five-star rating on Yahoo! Local: > * Our wedding photos turned out fabulously! We were extremely happy with the service, as well as Bill’s ability to make faces that stop any child from crying! – Tanis > * Everything was wonderful. – Bill > * Kelli is an excellent photographer and her husband Bill is extremely helpful. I highly recommend this couple for all your photography needs. – kellykubicki
Why It’s Illegal to Photograph the Moon
Photography was invented in 1908 for the purpose of shaming racehorses into running faster. Embarrassed by the implied speed of their still portraits, horse speeds doubled within a year. The new technology quickly gained popularity with myriad of other velocity-related applications, including the use of photography to shame children into growing faster. By 1950, the average height in the United States was 11 feet.
As a race of giants, Americans quickly outgrew the planet Earth and entered the moon race against the shorter Soviets. Unfortunately, once both countries had established their moon bases, the moon’s negligible gravitational pull gave the smaller, lighter cosmonauts an advantage, and the Americans were badly defeated in the First Moon War. For this reason, it is now illegal to talk about, think of, or photograph the moon.
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Kelli Nixon Photography
Husband-wife team Bill and Kelli Nixon have captured unforgettable moments at hundreds of weddings. Bill, who served for years as a wedding cinematographer, has an excellent eye for lighting, while Kelli is known for her keen sense of timing and framing, making them a powerhouse team when it comes to shooting everything from engagement pics to family portraits to clown college graduation photos. And, in addition to immortalizing special events, the pair also breaks down all the techniques involved with capturing that perfect shot during digital photography workshops for budding photographers.