Hello everyone, and Happy Thursday!
I’ve been planning this for a while, and I’m thrilled to share it with you today. Beginning today, through December, I am offering a discount on all Daily sessions!
If you’ve talked to me about my photography, chances are, I’ve told you how much I adore photographing these sessions. I’m someone who looks for genuineness in my life, and it’s been interesting to watch that desire move into my work over the years. I would much rather photograph a family as they are on a Saturday morning – pjs, bedhead and all – over the perfectly-posed image that we all like to include on Christmas cards. Not that there isn’t a place for beautiful photos in which everyone is smiling at the camera! It’s just that for me, the images that stay in my mind are the real-life, small moments that we might not always view as “photo-worthy”.
This inclination toward unposed, lifestyle photography stems from a desire to have more pictures with my family as we were growing up, specifically because my father passed away when I was a young teenager. Don’t worry, we have many family pictures, and I am very glad for that! They mostly consist of candid Christmas mornings, birthday parties, vacations; that sort of thing. While I’m thankful for the ones we have, you can never have enough when one of your family members isn’t with you anymore, you know? I do remember a lot about my childhood, and what our daily life was like…but there’s nothing that seals a memory like a photograph.
My brothers, father, and I used to often play baseball in the backyard after dinner. Man, we had a great yard for it! We would be running the ‘bases’ while Mom would watch from the window as she was washing dishes (thank you, Mom). I’ve always wanted pictures of that entire scene.
I love photographing mothers brushing or fixing their daughter’s hair. Mom used to braid mine, or put in big bows – would be fun to have a photo of her working my ‘do, in my bathroom at our old house.
Breakfast for dinner was another favorite in our home – waffles, eggs, the works! When I do Daily sessions now, I always try to capture a meal, because there is something really special about family around the table, sharing a favorite dish.
There are SO many things that make a family who they are, and if you take the time to photograph those things, they will forever tell a story about that family. Your kids will never forget the ‘feeling’ of their childhood with these photos!
I’m sharing all of this today, because my dad would’ve turned 67 this week. I want to celebrate his life and the memories we have with him by celebrating YOUR family. I’ll take photos of your everyday, in order to help you remember moments, many decades from now, that make your family uniquely ‘you’!
Now! Onto the deal
$400 (a discount of $100!)
2-3 hours of shooting in your home
A keepsake USB of all edited images + printing rights
(A special little gift, too!)
This deal will be available through the remainder of 2014. You do not have to schedule the session to take place within the next month and a half (too much going on for everyone right now!), but in order to book the deal, I do ask for a retainer. The actual date may be scheduled for early 2015.
I can’t wait to hear from you! Please write me (molly@simplyMphotography.com) to chat about setting up your session!