While pictures possess the ability to preserve memories, photographing an egg-salad sandwich on a sweltering summer day will do nothing to keep it from spoiling. Keep memories of pets fresh for years to come with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a one-hour on-location photography session with 15 edited images from Petographer.net (a $325 value).
Deviating from traditional human-obsessed photography, Petographer.net creates still-life portraits of animal companions regardless of whether they hop, swim, bark, or fly. Each one-hour session ($100) begins with a meet and greet, as experienced photographers interact with pets, relieve camera shyness, and fan through their cat-to-English dictionaries. Owners and pets choose their favorite environment to conduct the photo shoot up to 25 miles from El Paso, plopping playful pets in the middle of their favorite park, backyard, or couch. Owners can step into the frame with their best friend for a duo portrait, or let animals fly solo in snapshots designed to draw out singular beauty or act as Wanted posters in the event that their pet goldfish evades his taxes. After editing each chosen snapshot, photographers send owners home with 15 high-resolution digital images (a $225 value) that can be electronically disseminated or printed out for places of honor astride the mantle.