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What You'll Get
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 (a $62.50 value) at Skipping Stone Studio, plus an 11"x14" mounted signature-finish photo (a $225 value) and two 5"x7" traditionally finished prints (a $100 value), including any necessary retouching. There's no limit on the number of people beyond sheer spatial volume (though groups of six or more people may incur additional charges), so bring your entire comically large sitcom family of multiple quintuplets 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 such as 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 and 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 in which your loved ones look like they do in the burnished golden light of your memory.
Sessions by appointment only. Customers 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. A 24-hour notice of cancellation is required or the Groupon is forfeited.
Our Great City featured Skipping Stone Studio as November 2009'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
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/family, may purchase multiple as gifts. Limit 1/session. Groups of 6+ may incur additional charges. May not combine Groupons. By appt only. 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. All prints must be of the same image. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.