A photograph is a handy way to relive the past without the hassle of bending the laws of physics and becoming one’s own grandparent. Save the space-time continuum with today’s Groupon: for $46, you get a one-hour on-location photo session and $100 worth of prints from Kinder Image (a $200 total value).
Specializing in lifestyle photography for more than 15 years, Kinder Image has professionally photographed families, expectant mothers, and new, small people—capturing memorable scenes in natural habitats and turning them into artful images. Customers can choose to incorporate their cherished keepsakes into shots, preserving treasured wedding rings and precious waffle irons for posterity. For clients with few worldly possessions, camera master Nicole can outfit picture posers with a full arsenal of props to add sizzle to shots.
Photogenic fun begins with a personal consultation with Kinder Image, allowing ample time to discuss wardrobe, goals, and scene setting. During the one-hour photo shoot, Nicole uses her expert eye to track, bag, and truss the elusive moments that illuminate personality. Customers can then select their prints from the flurry of edited shots. Kinder Image has a variety of portrait sizes available, including individual 4”x5” ($20) or 11”x14” ($80) prints, or packs of six wallet-size prints ($30). All print orders also incur a $9.99 preparation charge. Nicole’s flare for coaxing the creative out of everyday life results in innovative images, stylish smiles, and tasteful takes on matching sweater sets.
Nicole Bergstrom is as artistic with babies as she is with tiramisu—although she rarely photographs them together. A former food stylist, Nicole and her husband Allan founded Kinder Image in 1994, and since then have captured the likenesses of 1000s of newborn babies. The shuttersmith specializes in studio sets as well as onsite photography, snapping timeless images as families and children frolic in parks, on the beach, or in their own homes in front of one of Kinder Images' 20 backdrops. Unique specialty packages can follow expectant mothers through each month of their pregnancies or revisit newborns throughout their first year, documenting the ways they grow and change from tiny cherubs to ringleaders of their local stroller gang. After each session, clients can pick their favorite edited shots during a personal viewing session, which Kinder Image prints in sizes ranging from desktop pictures to sprawling canvas wraps and wall art.