Without cameras to capture our likenesses, people would be forced to commission painstaking pencil renderings of their faces or spend years investing in cloning technology. Reproduce your grin with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a Test the Flash photo package at La Dolce Photography (a $149 value). The package includes:
- A two-hour photo shoot for up to four people
- Professional makeup application for one person
- One retouched image<p>
La Dolce Photography’s seasoned shooters immortalize over-the-shoulder gazes during a two-hour photo shoot within a spacious, elegant studio. Models enter the brick-walled space and shake hands with the passionate photographer before puckering up for a professional makeup application. To highlight the natural curvature of faces and play down any obvious, constantly winking third eyes, a makeup artist dresses visages in runway-ready looks before sending subjects off to pose during the two-hour photo shoot. Once the shutter has snapped its final photo, patrons flip through the images to select their favorite shot, which the photographer will retouch to ensure a celebrity-style look with immaculate skin, flawless lighting, and a background free of trouble-making gremlins. Up to four people can participate in the photo shoot and La Dolce specializes in couple’s photography, making this deal a good Valentine’s Day gift.
La Dolce Photography
La Dolce Photography's cofounders Alan Bogusky and Dan Zitofsky began their own photography venture after Alan left his band's photo shoots dissatisfied with the photographer's work. Striving to capture a personal essence that was missing in those photos, the duo works with other seasoned shooters who immortalize over-the-shoulder gazes during photo shoots outdoors or within a spacious studio. The brick-walled space hosts meetings between passionate photographers, in-house professional makeup artists, and their prospective subjects. After sessions, editors retouch images to ensure immaculate skin, flawless lighting, and a background free of phone booths trying to jumpstart modeling careers.
La Dolce's photographers learn to keep subjects at ease and spot their cardboard-cutout replacements with the aid of trainers from affiliated Miami and London studios. For outdoor sessions and workshops, La Dolce partners with outdoor-nature photographer Jeff Berkes, whose lens has captured extreme weather and landscapes for publications such as National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and Outdoor Photographer.