$99 for a Portrait Photography Session ($461.26 Value) or $15 for a Craft Class ($30 Value) at PortraitBug

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What You'll Get

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then several pictures arranged together are worth a coming of age novella, and a series of portraits can be swapped for a moving wedding sermon. Cash in on a favorable exchange rate with today's Groupon to PortraitBug on Broadway. Choose between the following options:

  • For $99, you get a 30-minute portrait session, one 8"x10" lustre portrait print, one 4"x6" lustre portrait print, and five full-resolution images on CD with copyright release (a $461.26 value). You also get a 15% off coupon for 5"x7" greeting cards, holiday cards, and invitations.
  • For $15, you get your choice of a basic collage and scrapbooking class or a card-making class (a $30 value).

PortraitBug is a studio devoted to the art of capturing and beautifully preserving cherished memories. With your choice of craft class or print-laden portrait session, you have full access to the studio's range of creative endeavors. Basic collage and scrapbooking or card-making classes all hone in on the craft of using photos, paper, and decorative embellishments to create gorgeous layouts and tell familial and personal stories using existing images. Whether documenting the arrival of a new baby, a wedding day, or a dramatic artifact hunt through the depths of the Dardanelles, these classes will ensure you know how to do so with aesthetically pleasing panache. A flexible schedule and friendly instructors complete the edifying package.

Alternately, a portrait session is helmed by an experienced photographer who shoots all portraits using a handheld digital camera for maximized personal interaction. For anyone with children in tow, the photographers are as experienced in coaxing smiles from frowning mini-people as snake-charmers are at getting pythons to soften their edgy look before a big corporate interview. PortraitBug also specializes in corporate and adult headshots. Portrait prints and a CD full of copyright-released images from the shoot make the resulting photographs easily shareable with friends and family for years to come.


PortraitBug has been mentioned in the West Side Spirit and on NY Metro Parents. Nearly 1,000 Facebookers are fans.

  • Turn your photos into lifetime memories at PortraitBug, which combines a portrait studio and scrapbooking store. – Izzy Brown and Randi Press, NY Metro Parents
  • She wants you to “Get those photos off the computer and out of the shoebox.” Her concept is threefold: scrapbook store, portrait studio and party room. A young mother was busily buying colorful paper, tags, stickers and doo-dads for precisely the reason that scrapbooking has become so popular… – Lydie Raschka, West Side Spirit

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 classes per person, may buy more as gifts. Limit 3 sessions per person. Limit 6 people per session. Valid only for option purchased. By appointment only; subject to availability. Not valid for other classes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About PortraitBug

Lively photographers play off their high-energy subjects, moving around the studio as families, kids, and pets laugh, play, and display their natural character during relaxed in-studio portrait sessions. While cute and cuddly subjects often light up PortraitBug's flashbulbs, the photographers welcome a variety of other subjects, from families and expectant mothers to professionals in need of resume-worthy headshots and teens looking for the right glamour shot for their social-networking profiles. A link to a password-protected gallery grants continued, unlimited access to any previous shoots, shareable with friends and relatives for direct viewing and ordering.

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