Photography has progressed exponentially over the past century with the development of digital cameras, faster shutter speeds, and smiling. Capture the latest trends of emotional technology with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a 2.5-hour moms'-night-out photography workshop from Laura Monahan Photography (a $225 value).
During the moms'-night-out photography workshop "The Art of Photographing Children", professional photographer Laura Monahan draws from her years of industry experience as she teaches parents how to capture their children's most precious years. Over the course of the 150-minute class, Laura covers aspects of style, including optimal lighting, clothing selection, and creative ways to incorporate siblings and imaginary friends. The class also equips photographers with a cache of tricks to transform homes into studios and snap more candid photos free of little ones squeezing the cuteness out of forced smiles. Moms also pick up age-specific tips, learning how to photograph progeny from mewling newborns to peacefully napping 40-year-olds; tips on multigenerational shooting teach lens lookers how best to capture young and old together. Wine, appetizers, and chocolate are also on hand to feed hungry picture takers and bust age-old myths about starving artists.
Laura Monahan Photography
Laura Monahan comes from an artistic family, and spent her youth practicing sculpture, oil painting, pottery, and what turned out to be her ultimate passion: photography. Her ability to preserve candid moments has left an indelible impression—she has a published portfolio on three continents and product lines appearing at national retailers such as Hallmark and JCPenney. Laura’s photo shoots always take place outdoors, capturing newborns, older kids, and families in soft, natural lighting and poses that never appear unnatural. Her settings span the country from San Diego’s foamy beaches to Denver’s red-rock sunsets and into the Midwest’s autumn leaves, and she holds mom's night out events all over the country, including in Honolulu, San Diego, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Denver.