$19 for a 30-Minute Outdoor Photo-Shoot Package with Digital Images from Portrait Memory ($320 Value)

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In a Nutshell

A team of passionate photographers captures portraits of families, couples, and infants in the outdoor setting of their choice

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per household. Appointment required. 48 hour advance notice required. Valid for groups of four people. Extra $25 fee for groups larger than 4 people. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$19 for an outdoor photo-shoot package ($320 total value)

  • 30-minute on-location photography session ($89 value)
  • Picture editing for approximately 40 images ($80 value)
  • One high-definition digital image from session ($22 value)
  • Digital files for all images at a width of 640px ($39 value). Click here to see the difference in sizing.
  • 60-day online gallery for friends and family ($90 value). Share images or video on Facebook, Twitter, and email.

The Golden Hour: Subjects Gilded In Sunlight

Outdoor portraits take advantage of natural lighting, which is best during the time of day known to photographers as the "golden hour." Check out Groupon's guide to understand why timing is everything when posing outdoors.

Everyone knows the beauty of a sunset, the way it fills the sky with warm, golden hues as it settles below the horizon. But to many photographers, a sunset is important only in that it makes other things prettier to look at, imbuing pictures with a quality of light that’s impossible to find at any other time of day. This unparalleled moment is known as the golden hour—the hour or so just before sunset and just after sunrise, when the sun's low position bathes subjects in amber tones and casts long, diffused shadows. The timing must be just right—in a matter of minutes, the image can shift from a thin, elegant rim of light surrounding a subject to the flat, unflattering gloom of dusk.

Despite its name, the golden hour lasts for the amount of time the sun lingers about six degrees above or below the horizon. In the northern hemisphere, this tends to coincide with dawn and dusk. At this point in the sky, the sunlight passes through a thicker layer of atmosphere than elsewhere, and the increase in air molecules—plus the presence of dust and smoke particles—scatters the blue wavelengths, resulting in a warm, yellow tone. Because the golden hour actually depends entirely on the sun's declination, not time, some higher latitudes can reap the benefits more often than others. In Alaska, for example, photographers enjoy an eight-hour span of golden-hour conditions on January 1, when the sun never reaches an angle of more than roughly six degrees over the horizon.

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    Reichmuth Park (Meet in front of the playground at parking lot)

    6135 Gloria Dr.

    Sacramento, CA 95831

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    McKinley Park (Meet in front of Rose Garden sign)

    601 Alhambra Blvd.

    Sacramento, CA 95816

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    Land Park (Meet by Garden Sign behind Fairy Tale Land near pond and Amphitheate

    4000 S Land Park Dr.

    Sacramento, CA 95822

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