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 presents a less complicated option: for $49, you get a one-hour photo session for up to five people (up to $175) plus $100 worth of photos from Shalista Photography (up to a $275 total value), valid for shoots either on location within the Sioux Falls city limits or at Shalista's studio downtown.
An award-winning shutterbug and seven-year veteran behind the lens, Shalista Anderson fuses her technical know-how, artistic panache, and fresh, modern style to capture gorgeous moments and transmogrify them into colorful, well-behaved portraits. Shalista's talents earned her a chair on the South Dakota Professional Photographers Association Board of Directors, which she will happily vacate to carefully snap shots of you anywhere on location in Sioux Falls or at her comfy full-service studio. After carefully trapping your precious moments in her memory machine, she'll schedule a second appointment for you to pick your favorite images and place your order. To aid your decisions, you'll have a chance to check out the studio's live framing software, as well as color variations of your poses in black and white, sepia, and Magic Eye (prices start at $25 per print).
Photography fits into an important realm of commemoration, because it makes tangible the fleeting moments of a fast-moving life, especially if you're a professional speed skater or an actual comet. Put a paperweight on your reminiscences with professionally snapped portraiture that can elevate the charm of any mantle, hallway, or sturdy sweater vest.
In-studio shoots available after September 1, 2010.
A bridal party in a sunlit field lofting matching parasols. A group of groomsmen mid-leap. A newlywed couple kissing in the street. These are just some of the sentiment-inducing scenes that photographer Shalista Anderson has choreographed and captured at her eponymous studio. From behind her lens, she artfully snaps an eclectic array of styles, with subject matter ranging from high-school seniors as they contemplate graduation to gals lounging in delicate lingerie for boudoir shoots. During family-portrait sessions, Anderson specializes in engaging newborns and kids with her sunny demeanor, rather than simply bribing them with Monopoly money, resulting in natural-looking photos that bring out their personalities.
400 N Main Ave.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104Get Directions