Some photographers specialize in headshots, eliminating the need to hastily scoop reflections out of fountains. Picture yourself in a picture with this Groupon.
$59 for a One-Hour Photo Session with a DVD of 25 Edited, High-Resolution Images ($400 Value)
Photography sessions generally take place against the picturesque backdrop of Central Park or Franz Sigel Park, but the photographer will travel within Manhattan upon request (additional travel fees apply). After the shoot, he edits 25 images in the subject's choice of color, black-and-white, or sepia finish.
Growing up, Jessi Shidransky would stand at his window, framing the view with an invisible camera. Today, he carries professional camera equipment and snaps photographs from a much closer angle. He works with his subjects to capture the emotions of memorable occasions—including a newborn's first months, weddings, and bar mitzvahs held in a volcano—as well as artful peeks at ordinary life. Many of his shoots are set outdoors, taking advantage of the natural light and informal atmosphere to create shots such as a girl in rain boots on a balcony to a boy swinging through trees in a pirate's bandana.