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What You'll Get
Photographers use fancy terms, such as “shutter speed,” “metering,” and “clicky metal box that makes time be still.” Let pros be pros with this Groupon.
$89 for Photo Shoot and Prints ($1,250 Value)
- One-hour in-studio photo shoot for up to six
- Two 11”x14” prints of the same pose or one 16”x20” print
- Subjects can bring pets or props<p>
Marc directs poses, isolates candid moments, and shoots quickly, which allows him to photograph individuals, couples, and groups within the same session. High-resolution digital images from the shoot can be purchased at $250 for 1, $350 for up to 5, $500 for up to 10, or $800 for all, and customers can acquire extra prints for half off on the day of their sessions.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 5, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24hr cancellation notice required; extra $50 fee may apply for second cancellation. Valid for up to 6 participants. Extra $50/person fee for additional participants. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Marc Hauser Portraits
Marc Hauser’s photographic expertise started as a 13-year-old freshman at New Trier High School, when the Wilmette native launched his boyhood hobby into adulthood with an apprenticeship under Playboy-contributing photographer Stan Malinowski. When one of the magazine's art directors visited Stan's studio, he noticed Marc's prints on the table and turned to Stan and asked, "Would your assistant like to go to California next week and shoot Carly Simon?" From there, notable assignments began to sprout, including John Mellencamp in a muddy field for his cover of Scarecrow and Led Zeppelin in a construction site in London.
Marc's style aims to capture subjects in their natural state—such as shooting family members while they're distracted and talking to each other. He often goes to great lengths to capture a unique photograph, such as speaking in funny voices to amuse kids, and barking to get dogs' attention. Above all else, he makes sure his clients feel comfortable so he can focus on getting the right shots, creating unique and striking images captured using simple parameters: shooting in black and white, with one light or natural light, around a table in his studio.
This approach to portraiture has earned Marc more than 100 awards, including Clios for advertising and a Grammy, and has landed him jobs with Rolling Stone, PepsiCo, Artista Records, and Microsoft, as well as acclaim for his images of well-known figures such as Aaron Copland, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Jordan, Dr. Timothy Leary, Sophia Loren, Patty Smith, Woody Allen, and John Waters.