Before photography, family memories were kept alive through annual reenactments of the year's best moments, despite Grandpa's continued miscasting as the mischievous puppy. Treasure your memories with today's Groupon: for $100, you get a one-hour photo shoot and an additional 15 images, plus a portrait CD from Lynn Renee Photography (an $650 total value). Lynn Renee totes her image-wrangling abilities to locations within 35 miles of zip code 60606.
Listing Chicago politicians such as President Obama, Mayor-elect Emanuel, and Mayor Daley on her portfolio, Lynn Renee brings the same professionalism and attention to detail while snapping striking portraits of babies, families, and couples. Whether crawling around on all fours at the park to capture candid kiddie smiles or riding backward on a unicycle to immortalize an engagement between high-wire artists, Lynn easily adapts to any environment her clients choose. Invite up to five additional pals, kinfolk, or well-groomed pets for a one-hour shoot (a $275 value), during which Lynn works with subjects to capture their unique personalities and spinach-less smiles, snapping up to 100 shots over the course of the pose-a-thon. While all photo packages come with 5 digital images, Groupon holders get to choose an additional 15 shots (a $375 value) and will receive a bonus CD containing all 20 shots burned and retouched (a $150 value).
Photography fits into an important realm of commemoration, as it makes tangible the fleeting moments of a fast-moving life, especially if you're a professional speed skater or an actual comet. Put a paperweight on your reminiscences with professionally snapped portraiture that can elevate the charm of any mantle, hallway, or sturdy sweater vest.