A picture is worth a thousand words, making photographs and stick-figure sketches the easiest solutions to looming dissertation deadlines. Take advantage of efficient visual-communication strategies with today’s Groupon: for $65, you get a one-hour photo shoot, plus one 11"x14", one 8"x10", and two 5"x7" prints from Poppy Photography (a $290 value).
Poppy Photography's resident shutterbug, Tamara Poppitt, takes a photojournalistic approach to personal photography, creating candid portraits of individuals and groups in settings throughout Greater Victoria. Poppitt captures mothers-to-be, kids, pets, and groups of up to five people in one-hour photo shoots (a $150 value), which can take place in natural light beside rustic barns and treasured cell-phone towers or indoors for more controlled close-ups. In vibrant colour photos or classic black-and-white images, Poppitt's camera can commemorate wedding engagements and high-school graduations or can test whether Uncle Vlad is a vampire. After the session, patrons can meet with Tamara for a review session to select two 5"x7" prints (a $20 value each), as well as one 8"x10" (a $35 value) and one 11"x14" print (a $65 value).
Tamara Poppitt may be the one behind the camera at Poppy Photography, but she credits her love of the art form to her husband Jon, daughter Lauren, twin sons Harrison and Hudson, and Georgia, the old english sheepdog. The Poppitt family is a recurring topic on her largely visual blog, where the portraitist's bottomless enthusiasm and practiced eye for colour and composition are immediately apparent. Tamara excels at crafting photographic narratives—a format perfect for weddings, family portraits, and creating a skimmable version of Finnegans Wake.