Before photography, families carved ice sculptures of themselves for holiday greeting cards, leading relatives to conclude their cousins lacked noses or ears. Accurately capture seasonal portraits with today’s Groupon: for $65, you get a holiday photo package at Ryan Willis Photography in Los Gatos (a $230 total value). The package includes:
- A 75- to 90-minute photography package, including 30- to 45-minute in-studio photo shoot with an associate photographer, and a portrait viewing and ordering session (a $95 value)
- One 8”x10” print (a $90 value)
- Eight wallet-sized prints of the same pose (a $45 value)
Shoots take place Wednesday–Friday by appointment, or on Saturdays for an additional fee. Customers can also purchase additional prints at up to 60% off.
Named one of CBS San Francisco’s Best Family Photographers in the South Bay, Ryan Willis Photography’s camera connoisseurs artfully snap images of couples, children, or families to spread professionally lit seasonal cheer. Subjects choose one of three festive backdrops for the 30- to 45-minute shoot, and as Ryan Willis staff is particularly adept at shutterbugging with babies, clients may bring props to outfit children or infants as reindeer or holly-covered Christmas yetis. Immediately after the session, subjects review their captures, picking one pose to become an 8"x10" print and eight wallet-sized photos. Before they’re printed in a professional lab, each photograph is reviewed and professionally retouched to remove unsightly red-eye and add a fruitcake to each sitter’s hand.
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.