Archive for June 3rd, 2008

FREE?  What’s free these days???  READ ON, blog friends!!!  🙂

PHOTOGRAPHER SEEKS:  ONE fun[ky] family for a complimentary photo shoot — photographer wants to have fun and do something she’s never done before! 

Family will benefit by having tons-o-fun, a free session ($175 value), free 8×10 ($35 value) of their favorite image, and be able to share their family slideshow (via an online link) with friends and family. 

I’m looking for a family with a killer idea for a session.  Something different.  Unusual.  Fun.  You.  A crazy idea that somehow fits in with your fam. 

Is there something special your family does together…like bowl every Sunday or go camping one weekend every year in June?   Wouldn’t it be FUN to have your own personal photographer along for the afternoon to capture those memories?  How could you spice up that family time together to make it extra memorable?

Is there something ZANY that you think would be an extra-fun photo op, like everyone dressing up in western get-up and heading over to Rawhide for the afternoon?  OR having a mini-golf date? 

It can be “out there”…it can be meaningful…(it would be awesome if it was BOTH!)…it needs to be “you” and just fit.  😉


Email entries to me:  maggiejmcd@msn.com  by Friday, June 6th at midnight with “PHOTO OP” in the subject.  Make sure to tell the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and WHY.  Be creative!  If you need to give some background…tell a little story…that’s fine, too.    Oh, and the photo shoot will take place the last week in June or the beginning of July.  We’ll compare schedules!


This Friday 6/6, at midnight, I will compile all of the entries and email them to 3 judges who know me and/or my style extremely well (2 are photographers in another state, 1 is my sister!).  These judges will read through the proposals and decide which session sounds like the best fit for me (which one caters to my style, which one sounds like lots of fun, which one is totally different and will allow me to grow as a photographer???).   

*If you’ve already had a family session with me before, GO FOR IT!  I’d love to work with you and your family again.  I will not be part of the decision making process, so it’s not up to me.  All names will be removed by me before they’re sent to the judges!!!  Completely fair…everyone has an equal chance. 

^ And here’s a pic of the family that inspired this whole promotion.  When I booked this session with mom several months ago, she wanted the location to be where she was proposed to by her husband.  I thought that was amazing.  It TOTALLY took the photo shoot to the next level.  When I was there, I couldn’t help but think constantly about their special history in that VERY SPOT and NOW they were sharing it with their kids.  It was so heartwarming. 

When mom mentioned having the family climb into the tree I was thrilled!  I thought it was a total fun idea and I LOVE that she thought out of the box and was willing to do something different!!!  I LOVED her spontaneity. 

On a side note…before this actual shoot, I had to call and ask for permission from the management company because I was busted when I tried out the location with a little model.  Once I shared with them the love story, the company was happy to let us do our thing.  🙂  SO, anything’s possible.  Let’s do it!  Bring those fun ideas on!!!  I can’t wait.  🙂    ~m

Oh, and if you don’t think your idea is “different” enough, submit it anyway!  Might as well go for it! 

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