$79 for a Family Photo Session and 11"x14" Wall Portrait ($630 Value) at Towne Photography


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In a Nutshell

  • Professional photographers
  • Photograph at various locations
  • Retake, re-edit or remake portraits you don't like

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per family, may buy 3 additional as gifts. By appointment only, subject to availability. 72-hour cancellation notice or $75 fee may apply. Not valid toward previously booked appointments. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Photographs provide a more concrete way of recording recollections than sketching portraits in sand or dictating memoirs to an empty jam jar. Preserve precious memories with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a family photo session and an 11"x14" wall portrait (a $630 value) at Towne Photography located on High Street Southeast.

Towne Photography's staff specializes in capturing natural, candid family moments without the stagey feel of traditional portraits. Unlike some photographers who resort to such trickery as waving toys and Werther's Originals in front of finicky grandparents, the professionals at Towne take a thoughtful approach to crafting comfortable portrait sessions. Before the day of the session, a sociable shutterbug will discuss the details of the shoot, helping you settle on a location, theme, and clothing colour palette. Should subjects find their portraits unpalatable, or their likenesses unlikable, Towne will release the original image captures into the wild, and retake, re-edit, or remake your portrait at no additional charge.

In an effort to ensure maximum relaxation, Towne limits its schedule to six clients a day, ensuring that you won't be subjected to long wait times or awkward requests from other families to stand in. Click here to make an appointment, or hereto peruse the photo gallery.


Although there are few online reviews for Towne Photography, there are testimonials available on their website:

  • The atmosphere was a great family environment. We felt at ease the whole time in the studio, having a blast the entire time. – Dr. Phil Grout
  • The images that were captured of us were truly a beautiful site to see. – The Marshall family

Betterphoto Workshop

Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.

Customer Reviews

148 Ratings

Great information for beginners and speaker were enthusiastic. The workshop was full of laughter, however please think twice to sign up with them for any photography session. It's really costly.
Cheryl C. · February 20, 2013
It was a very informative and interesting workshop. Not geared for point and shoot cameras even though their ad stated for all users. But I did enjoy it.
Susan A. · November 14, 2012
I really enjoyed the class.
Scott B. · November 4, 2012

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