Today's Groupon takes care of one of the most hallowed holiday traditions: providing evidence that your family is alive, well, and standing naturally in front of a visually appealing backdrop. For $49, you and your entire family get a 30-minute in-studio photo session ($62.50 value) at Skipping Stone Studio, plus an 11"x14" mounted signature-finish photo ($225 value) and two 5"x7" traditionally finished prints ($100 value). Retouch is included. There's no limit on the number of people beyond sheer spatial volume, so your entire comically large sitcom family of multiple quintuplets can come along wearing their favorite holiday sweaters or knee-length leather boots.
Your Groupon gives you and your fam access to fine-art photographer Pamela Peck and her two equally accomplished colleagues, as well as a 3,000-square-foot studio. These seasoned shutterbugs will give you the full benefit of their expertise, such as suggesting a field of sunflowers over less popular backdrops like Ragnarok or the Hindenburg. Once the photographers determine the best backdrop, the best possible lighting, and the least clichéd pose, they'll snap about 30 to 40 pictures, then help you choose the best one at your viewing appointment. After that, they'll retouch it. You'll end up with a mounted signature-finish 11"x14" print for your own wall, and two 5"x7" traditionally finished copies that you can disseminate to friends, extended family, and rival regiments in your Civil War re-enactment society.
Kids grow up so fast these days, especially if they've been irradiated. While you'll probably take plenty of washed-out vacation photos, blurry birthday snapshots, and harshly lit prom photos of them over the years, today's Groupon guarantees that you'll always have at least one picture where your loved ones look like they do in the burnished golden light of your memory.
Note: May purchase multiple Groupons, but they cannot be used back-to-back or for the same event, i.e. using three for three different sets of Christmas photos.
Our Great City featured Skipping Stone Studio as November's Business of the Month:
- At Skipping Stone Studio, the dedication to providing quality portraits extends beyond the artistic merit of each photograph... The close-knit staff is committed to provide a standard of excellence and customer satisfaction through the in-depth sessions at Skipping Stone. – Our Great City
Why It's Illegal to Photograph The Moon
Photography was invented in 1908 for the purpose of shaming racehorses into running faster. Embarrassed at the implied speed of their still portraits, horse speeds doubled within a year. The new technology quickly gained popularity with myriad of other velocity-related applications, including the use of photography to shame children into growing faster. By 1950, the average height in the United States was 11 feet.
As a race of giants, Americans quickly outgrew the planet Earth and entered the moon race against the shorter Soviets. Unfortunately, once both countries had established their moon bases, the moon's negligible gravitational pull gave the smaller, lighter cosmonauts an advantage, and the Americans were badly defeated in the First Moon War. For this reason, it is now illegal to talk about, think of, or photograph the moon.
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Skipping Stone Studio
A glance across Skipping Stone Studio's portfolio relates stories of families, newborns, and high-school seniors through vivid imagery. To capture these memories, three passionate photographers snap shots within a 3,000-square-foot studio. Here, camera wielders and customers work together to select the perfect backdrops, poses, and pronunciations of the word "cheese." Alternatively, the photographers can also travel to remote locations to stage shoots within homes or particularly attractive forests. Skipping Stone's staff then professionally edits individual images before transforming them into prints, collages, and photo albums.