Although using quantum-leaping lasers to divide segments of the space-time continuum would theoretically capture a slice of life, the repercussions could implode the universe. Safely and professionally preserve moments and memories with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 30-minute portrait session (a $100 value) and a Beginnings package, which includes one 8"x10" print, two 5"x7" prints, and eight wallet-size prints (a $49 value), from Portrait Scene (a $149 total value). Shoots can be scheduled on Sunday, July 17; Thursday, August 25; Sunday, September 25; or Sunday, October 23, at Toledo Botanical Garden.
Backed by more than 40 years of combined experience, the shutterbugs at Portrait Scene frame personalities against scenic natural settings. Toledo Botanical Garden—a living museum spread across 60 acres of natural splendor—jazzes up the backdrop with roses, azaleas, and vegetables that never blink among flashbulbs. Once subjects settle into the alfresco setting, the studio's friendly, professional picture-takers coax a smile from your lips more easily than you can say "soy-based cheese analogue." Portray a bond with a child or pet or capture your entire family at its best: smiling, silent, and glossy. After the 30-minute session, you can view your images online and select your favorite photos to be printed and planted in store-display picture frames. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Smile America Portraits
In the last 40 years, Smile America Portraits' photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.