Positive Vista Photography & Art

Central Santa Cruz

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Customer Reviews

32 Ratings

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
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
Thank you for being so high energy and patient with my son!
Erin B. · July 15, 2012

What You'll Get


Photographs provide the only evidence that the past existed, aside from the outdated swear words used by grandparents, such as huckster and aw, chestnuts.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 Between Two Options

$69 for a family portrait package (a $290 total value)

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

$69 for a headshot package (a $236 total value)

  • A one-hour photo shoot (a $98 value)
  • Two small, digital JPEG photos at a 1050x840 pixel resolution (a $69 value each)<p>

Monday–Friday, skilled photographer Portia Shao ushers subjects into her studio. Families, including extended family, 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 headshots for people of all professions, from musicians and contractors to business people and realtors.<p>

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.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Feb 4, 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 hour cancellation policy. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid on weekends. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

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