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 $99, you get a 60-minute photo shoot, 10 professionally retouched images, and an image CD with negatives from Urban Decay Chris Photography (a $450 value).
Chris Cooke’s nickname reflects his personal work, which focuses on urban decay, gritty textures, and Mothra-ravaged landscapes. He brings the same eye for overlooked beauty to his professional portfolio, which spans editorial, fashion, weddings, and engagements. Trapping moments under the glass of his camera lens, Chris highlights subjects' natural emotions while incorporating unnoticed surroundings, such as irreparable building edifices or pratfall-filled Keystone Cop chases. For your 60-minute shoot, Cooke can travel to a desired setting within 15 miles of his home base in Greensboro or suggest photo-worthy spots for up to five people. You'll receive a CD with all of the resulting rectangular records in a 4x6 digital format, plus 10 high-resolution, professionally retouched images, allowing your grandchildren to see what you looked like before you got the clown nose surgically attached.