Photographs of precious moments are the greatest gifts relatives can leave behind for their descendants, aside from genes for cowlick-resistant hair or hints to where the inheritance is buried. Pass on a transgenerational treasure with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a photo session package at New Image Creations (a $660 total value). The package includes:
- Up to a two-hour shoot in-studio or on location within 50 km of the greater Edmonton area (a $400 value)
- One 11”x14” print (a $125 value)
- One 8”x10” print or two 5”x7” prints (a $60 value)
- One DVD with 50 or more high-resolution images (a $75 value)
New Image Creations’ Steve Zaleschuk, a professional photographer for 30 years, focuses his lens on grads, couples, and groups. Pose with family members and pets for a holiday portrait, or slip into a two-person horse costume to commemorate engagements. Before sessions, the knowledgeable shutterbug consults with groups of any size on clothing and desired themes. Then, cameras click beneath the controlled lights of the studio or venture outdoors to capture smiles next to trees and scenic architecture within the greater Edmonton area. After sessions, Steve gathers all the best images and burns them in high-resolution format to a DVD, from which customers select one frozen moment to transform into an 11”x14” print. In addition, Steve will print one 8”x10” image to fill a frame or two 5”x7” prints to dress in matching holiday sweaters.
New Image Creations
When Steve was 17 years old, his dad gave him his first camera—a Pentax K1000—along with the only formal instruction he ever received: "Leave this dial on 60 and just move this ring until the light meter needle is in the middle." Steve heeded this snippet of advice as he sharpened his skills through trial and error, learning how to turn his "non-working efforts" into photographs worthy of the future's finest history books. His first paying gig came along in the form of a friend's sister's wedding, which earned him a total profit of $6. Since then, Steve has photographed more than 400 weddings, built an extensive portfolio, and amassed an impressive collection of stolen souls.