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 $68, you get a one-hour on-location professional photo shoot (a $125 value), one 11"x14" mounted print of your favorite shot (a $135 value), and one online-ideal low-resolution digital photo of the same image (a $25 value) from Shalimar Studios (a $285 total value). Up to 10 people can participate in this session, which is excellent for extra-large families or normal-sized families with extra-large pets. Shalimar will travel up to 75 miles from the Strip to the location of your choice.
Though seasoned photographer Yasmin Tajik didn't invent the camera, that doesn't mean she won't invent it someday in an alternate universe where cameras have yet to be invented. Put her nurturing directorial skills and time-freezing talents to the test by having her coax natural smiles out of your newborn, soon-to-be mom, high-school senior, or accomplished pet. Because Yasmin specializes in family portraiture and capturing the significant events that punctuate a family's history, this package could also be your opportunity to upgrade the framed photos that have been hanging in your parents’ home for the past 600 years. Now that you aren’t riddled with acne or plagued with a six-year-old’s gummy smile, split the cost with your sibs and surprise your folks with a more up-to-date snapshot.
Besides capturing your soul in an easily portable format, photographic portraiture is a terrific way to reveal your best side in a controlled scenario and ensure that you'll have at least one Facebook photo of yourself in which you're not hoisting a red plastic cup.