$99 for a One-Hour Photo-Shoot Package from Red Carpet Portraits by Suzanne Claire ($540 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Pick one of six photo packages, each of which comes with seven retouched images and a pre-shoot consultation

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Appointment required. 48hr cancellation notice required. New customers only. For on-location shoot; must be within 15 miles of 10601. Must use promotional value in one visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $99 for a one-hour photo-shoot package with prints ($540 value)

Choose from the following packages:

  • Model for a Day
  • Headshots or Business Headshots
  • Mother and Daughter
  • Daddy and Me
  • Family Photo Shoot
  • Outdoor On-Location Shoot

Each package includes:

  • One 8”x10”, two 5”x7”, and four 4”x5” retouched images
  • One digital hi-res image of the same pose
  • At least 50 images to choose from
  • Pre-shoot consultation
  • Unlimited poses in two outfits with available props
  • Refreshments during the shoot
  • Access to an online gallery
  • Indoor or outdoor shoots. Indoor sessions include two backdrop setups

Lighting: The Key to a Good Portrait

To capture you at your best, photographers must work with a fickle apprentice—light. Check out Groupon's overview of the ways that light makes you look good.

Shadows enveloping your neck. A double chin that shouldn’t be there. Blemishes on the forehead rather than your favorite hat. Every amateur photographer has suffered the ill effects of bad lighting. Professionals, however, understand the virtues of proper lighting in bringing out the best of their subjects, whether within the controlled world of the studio or out amid the unpredictable mercy of the outdoors.

In a studio, photographers employ a set of tools that ensures light only hits their subjects in the most flattering ways. Depending on how the subject and photographer want photos to look, shadows can either mar an otherwise great shot—by emphasizing wrinkles and imperfections—or add drama, texture, and dimension through the highlighted contrast. They can reduce the contrast by using a broad light source, which spreads the rays out over multiple directions, or soften the light with an effect—similar to the way clouds make sunlight less intense—known as diffusion. Photographers may also use multiple synchronized flashes to hit many angles at once, reducing contrast, or light subjects from a specific angle—in general, more texture and detail is visible when the light hits a subject at a greater angle, and longer, more angular shadows can add extraordinary depth to an otherwise two-dimensional portrait.

Obviously, outdoor shoots allow for less control over the light, but some techniques from the studio still work. Collapsible diffusers, for instance, help mitigate direct sunlight, and holding a reflector under the subject's face can help rid it of any glaring shadows. The most effective tool, however, is often good planning. A photographer may decide to schedule a shoot for a specific time of day to take advantage of more flattering lighting or to ensure they won't be shooting directly into the sun at a specific location—in which case they'll have to pay Apollo's exorbitant royalties.

Customer Reviews

Our pictures came out beautifully! Suzanne has a great eye and attention to detail. Making an appointment was super easy and she made us all feel really comfortable during our shoot. Would definitely recommend.
CARA K. · 7 days ago
It was a great photoshoot and the pictures are amazing!!! Also the photographer was very professional and friendly! I will definitely recommend it to try.
Daria · August 9, 2017
It was a pleasure working with Suzanne to capture our family and grandparents. She had great suggestions about locations for our shoot and was able to deliver beautiful pictures very quickly.
Shruti H. · August 2, 2017
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Thank you! It was a pleasure meeting you!
Merchant replied · August 4, 2017

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