Before photography, the only way people could preserve their most treasured memories was by forcing everyone around them to stand completely still for days at a time. Today's Groupon gives you a less-complicated option: for $39, you get a professional photo session, one 8x10 print, and a CD with 10 images from Ryan Willis Photography in Los Gatos, a $225 value. This Groupon is valid for an in-studio session, but an on-location shoot within 30 miles of the studio is also available for a $49 charge.
At Ryan Willis Photography, customers can procure professional photos without getting gussied up for a police lineup or crashing a local high-school prom’s faux city-lights backdrop. Specializing in baby, maternity, children, and family portraits, Ryan Willis utilizes a keen eye that’s unusually adept at analyzing the color spectrum to snap alluring shots with impressive expertise. Striking poses and memorable smiles are spurred with the deft skill of a horse whisperer. The results are captivating portraits that are destined for prominent display, instead of obscurity behind Chinese delivery menus on the refrigerator. Each customer will attend a stress-free photo-snapping session ($95) that produces one 8x10 print ($125) and 10 images on a CD ($5). The photos on the CD are not print released, meaning they can be shared digitally but cannot be used for physical prints through a different business; however, Groupon buyers will receive a 10% discount on any additional prints from Ryan Willis Photography.
Although Ryan Willis didn't invent the camera, that doesn't mean he won't invent it someday in a galaxy far, far away. Put his nurturing directorial skills and time-freezing talents to the test by having him coax natural smiles out of your newborn, soon-to-be mom, high-school senior, or family. You can also use your session to commemorate the joys of marital engagement or the promise of potential in a post-graduation smile. Besides capturing your soul into an easily portable format, photographic portraiture is a terrific way to reveal your best side in a controlled scenario and ensure that college grads will have at least one Facebook photo where they are not hoisting a red plastic cup.
Ryan Willis Photography
Bay Area native Ryan Willis can rarely be found anywhere but behind his camera. It’s a passion he’s gratefully transformed into a career, taking traditional-style portraits for families, newborns, couples, and kids. He shoots in varying shades of black and white, as well as vibrant color, manipulating studio lighting to create crisply focused images. To assist with headshots or images for promotional materials, he also customizes photo sessions for business professionals, actors, models, and bands.