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 $49, you get a photo shoot, one 8”x10” print, two 3”x5” prints, eight wallet-sized prints, and one digital image on disc from Yuen Lui Studio (a $485 value). This Groupon can be redeemed at Yuen Lui Studio's indoor location in Costa Mesa or outdoors at Aliso Beach, TeWinkle Park, Mile Square Park, or Irvine Regional Park.
Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits, has been creating photographic heirlooms since 1947. In the 20- to 30-minute photo session, indoor souls can be captured at Yuen Lui's studio, which boasts 16 interior background options, or in the Californian wilds, allowing nature to provide the backdrop, whether it be the gentle waves at a beach or the verdant trees and snow-cone-peddling wood sprites of a park (a $30 value). Up to eight people can appear in the shoot (additional subjects will incur an extra cost), providing the ideal opportunity to upgrade framed family daguerreotypes from the 19th century.
Clients will receive photographic proof of the session in the form of one 8”x10” print (a $79 value), two 3”x5” prints (a $36 value for the first, a $30 value for the second), eight wallet-sized prints (a $33 value for the first four, a $27 value for the rest), and a disc containing one digital image (a $250 value). One pose can be used for the prints, to test if potentially magical family members are wearing different outfits in each otherwise identical frame.