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Photos by Lis focuses on meaningful, professional images that capture the essence of the moment

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What You'll Get

Choice of:

  • 30-Minute On Location Solo Portrait Session. Includes:

    • Individual portrait mini session with professional print package
    • Prints: 1 - 8x10, 2 - 5x7, 4 - 4x6
  • 30-Minute On Location Family Portrait Session. Includes:

    • Mini family portrait session with professional print package
    • For up to six people
    • Prints: 1 - 10x13, 1- 8x10, 2- 5x7
  • 60-Minute On Location Engagement Portrait Session. Includes:

    • Engagement portrait session with 20 digital images and a professional print release
    • Pets can be included as long as there is someone available to manage the pet when not in shot
  • 60-Minute On Location Maternity Portrait Session. Includes:

    • Maternity portrait session with 10 digital images and a professional print release
    • Pets can be included as long as there is someone available to manage the pet when not in shot
  • 60-Minute On Location Family and Individual Portrait Session. Includes:

    • Family and individual portrait session with 20 digital images and a print release
    • Pets can be included as long as there is someone available to manage the pet when not in shot

Lighting: The Key to a Good Portrait

To capture you at your best, photographers must work with a fickle apprentice—light. Check out Groupon’s overview of the ways that light makes you look good.

Shadows enveloping your neck. A double chin that shouldn’t be there. Blemishes on the forehead rather than your favorite hat. Every amateur photographer has suffered the ill effects of bad lighting. Professionals, however, understand the virtues of proper lighting in bringing out the best of their subjects, whether within the controlled world of the studio or out amid the unpredictable mercy of the outdoors.

In a studio, photographers employ a set of tools that ensures light only hits their subjects in the most flattering ways. Depending on how the subject and photographer want photos to look, shadows can either mar an otherwise great shot—by emphasizing wrinkles and imperfections—or add drama, texture, and dimension through the highlighted contrast. They can reduce the contrast by using a broad light source, which spreads the rays out over multiple directions, or soften the light with an effect—similar to the way clouds make sunlight less intense—known as diffusion. Photographers may also use multiple synchronized flashes to hit many angles at once, reducing contrast, or light subjects from a specific angle—in general, more texture and detail is visible when the light hits a subject at a greater angle, and longer, more angular shadows can add extraordinary depth to an otherwise two-dimensional portrait.

Obviously, outdoor shoots allow for less control over the light, but some techniques from the studio still work. Collapsible diffusers, for instance, help mitigate direct sunlight, and holding a reflector under the subject’s face can help rid it of any glaring shadows. The most effective tool, however, is often good planning. A photographer may decide to schedule a shoot for a specific time of day to take advantage of more flattering lighting or to ensure they won’t be shooting directly into the sun at a specific location—in which case they’ll have to pay Apollo’s exorbitant royalties.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 60 miles of zip code 49236. Subject to weather. Appointment required. Merchant’s standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed the price paid for the voucher). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. High Resolution Digital files can be purchased at an additional price. Sessions limited to one location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Photos by Lis

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