Positive Vista Photography & Art

Central Santa Cruz

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In a Nutshell

One-hour portrait session with two 8"x10" prints or three digital files amid a professional backdrop or a storybook scene

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 29, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required; Subject to availability. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for weekends. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Photographs provide the only evidence that the past existed, aside from the outdated swear words used by grandparents, such as huckster and aw, chestnuts. Make history with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

$69 for a portrait and prints package (a $290 total value)

  • A one-hour in-studio portrait session (a $98 value)
  • Two 8”x10” prints (a $96 value each)

$99 for a portrait and digital images package (a $515 total value)

  • A one-hour in-studio portrait session (a $98 value)
  • Three digital JPEG photos good for printing up to 8”x12” (a $139 value each)

$129 for an enchanted portrait package (a $586 total value)

  • A one-hour in-studio enchanted portrait session (a $169 value)
  • Three digital JPEG photos good for printing up to 8”x12” (a $139 value each)

Skilled photographer Portia Shao ushers subjects into her studio Monday–Friday. Solo subjects or groups gather in front of Portia’s camera as she snaps the shutter and images pop up on an in-studio high-definition TV for instant feedback. She also shoots enchanted portraits, which capture fancifully garbed subjects amid underwater scenes, fairy wonderlands, rustic fishing holes, and other magical backdrops.

Positive Vista Photography & Art

Professional photographer Portia Shao's artistic intuition imbues everything she captures on film, from her evocative portraiture to her impressionistic Polaroid SX-70 snap shots. Dividing her time between watercolor painting and photography, Portia seamlessly melds the two disciplines and exercises her skills across a wide range of subjects. Her landscapes portray the vastness of natural sites around the world, stitching multiple photos together to create panoramic scenes of the Himalayas at sunrise, and her portraiture draws out the essence of each subject she shoots, which makes for pictures more personal than a monogrammed set of headgear.

Beyond her own artistic vision, Portia strives to craft images that please her clients. Before each shoot, she leads visitors around her studio, leafing through samples, discussing clothing ideas, and devising lighting schemes. After each pop of the flash bulb, images show up directly on a high-definition TV, allowing for instantaneous feedback. Even with these fail-safe client-satisfaction measures in place, Portia stands by her work with a Be Thrilled or Bust guarantee, which promises a complimentary re-shoot or reprint if clients are unsatisfied with their shots.

Customer Reviews

I wanted to have photos of my dogs but didn't know any photographers. When I saw the Groupon for Positive Vista I asked if dogs were allowed and received a yes. I took my dogs and had a great time. Very pleased with the experience and the photos. Would definitely go back and have more photos taken in the future. She was very patient and friendly with my dogs.
Kathy L. · June 14, 2013
Portia at Positive Vista is a pleasure to work with. This visit was for a headshot for my business card and I'm very pleased with the outcome. The studio atmosphere was relaxed, Portia was very encouraging and the session felt natural.
Edna V. · October 17, 2012
Thank you for being so high energy and patient with my son!
Erin B. · July 15, 2012

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