30-Minute Outdoor-Photography Sessions from Zion Photography (Up to 72% Off)


$42 $49
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In a Nutshell

Individual or group sessions create memorable portraits using natural light in scenic locales with an experienced professional photographer

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 48-hr cancellation notice required. Valid only within 15 miles of zip code 85205. $1 per mile fee outside of service area. Valid for up to a group of 4. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $42 for a 30-minute session and 3 Digital images ($150 value)

  • Each photography session is for an individual or a group

The Golden Hour: Subjects Gilded In Sunlight

Outdoor portraits take advantage of natural lighting, which is best during the time of day known to photographers as the “golden hour.” Check out Groupon’s guide to understand why timing is everything when posing outdoors.

Everyone knows the beauty of a sunset, the way it fills the sky with warm, golden hues as it settles below the horizon. But to many photographers, a sunset is important only in that it makes other things prettier to look at, imbuing pictures with a quality of light that’s impossible to find at any other time of day. This unparalleled moment is known as the golden hour—the hour or so just before sunset and just after sunrise, when the sun’s low position bathes subjects in amber tones and casts long, diffused shadows. The timing must be just right—in a matter of minutes, the image can shift from a thin, elegant rim of light surrounding a subject to the flat, unflattering gloom of dusk.

Despite its name, the golden hour lasts for the amount of time the sun lingers about six degrees above or below the horizon. In the northern hemisphere, this tends to coincide with dawn and dusk. At this point in the sky, the sunlight passes through a thicker layer of atmosphere than elsewhere, and the increase in air molecules—plus the presence of dust and smoke particles—scatters the blue wavelengths, resulting in a warm, yellow tone. Because the golden hour actually depends entirely on the sun’s declination, not time, some higher latitudes can reap the benefits more often than others. In Alaska, for example, photographers enjoy an eight-hour span of golden-hour conditions on January 1, when the sun never reaches an angle of more than roughly six degrees over the horizon.

Customer Reviews

Loved working with Zion photography! Yini was wonderful to work with and was great with our son. The maternity/family pictures turned out amazing. She was timely with setting up a session and got the images back to use sooner than expected, knowing I was due to give birth any day. Would definitely use them for future photography sessions.
Lacey J. · January 3, 2017
The photographer was very creative and great at capturing the cutest shots. We had a lot of fun get our Christmas pictures done. We had our dogs with us and the photographer was wonderful with them. The photographer gave us a sneak preview of the photos, they looked wonderful. Excited to see the final edited version of our pictures.
Valerie C. · December 5, 2016
Zion Photography was great!!! My newborn's photo shoot went really well, including multiple scenes and prop changes. I highly recommend Zion if you are looking for someone with creativity and a gentle hand.
Ashley V. · August 17, 2016

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