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Monday, August 23rd, 2010 — 11:10am PDT
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I was recently approached by Michael Ford Photography to run offer a promotion and run a contest for a family portrait session. Since it’s just John and me at home I thought I would see if they would be able to give my sister (with her family of seven) a session in order to document and share her experience ahead of the give-away.

Here is what Jenny had to say:

Sister's Family Photoshoot with Michael Ford

“On first speaking with Michael to discuss our shoot I realized quickly this was going to be a pretty original experience. We were all to meet one morning later that week at the beach in Vancouver. He told me to have everybody dress casually and in a way that shows a bit of their personalities and to keep comfort and fun in mind.

Michael made us all at ease immediately (even me, someone who really hates having my photo taken). If I could describe our experience in 2 words they would be ‘fun’ and ‘easy’. We spent an hour or two running around the beach, finding shells, kicking a slippery beach ball around and feeling a bit like rock stars as Michael shot us.

Sister's Family Photoshoot with Michael Ford Sister's Family Photoshoot with Michael Ford

Sister's Family Photoshoot with Michael Ford Sister's Family Photoshoot with Michael Ford Sister's Family Photoshoot with Michael Ford

Sister's Family Photoshoot with Michael Ford Sister's Family Photoshoot with Michael Ford

We set up an appointment to meet at his studio to view a beautiful slideshow Michael had put together. Not only were we impressed with how great and candid the photos looked but how he had managed to catch on film the very distinct personalities of each of our kids. We had some many shots to choose from we had a hard time narrowing them down to a few favourites.”

Sister's Family Photoshoot with Michael Ford Sister's Family Photoshoot with Michael Ford

Jenny’s family had a great time on the beach and even though Jakob seemed to have lost his pants by the time the last photo was taken, it’s amazing that they rallied all 5 kids for family photos.

Special for readers: Click here for a $99 deal on a family photoshoot with Michael that includes 25 proofs, a 8×10 print, 10% discount on other prints, and more.

Aside from the deal above, you can win a family photo session with Michael to capture your own beautiful portraits. The prize includes the photo session plus a complimentary 8×10 print of one of your photos. You will have the option to purchase more should you wish to do so.

Here’s how to enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win a family portrait session with @fordphoto from @miss604

    I will draw a winner next Monday, August 30th at 9:00am and the special $99 offer is valid for bookings throughout September and October 2010.

    Update The winner is Oliver. Thank you to all for the kind words about the photos and thanks for entering the contest!

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    1. Marina says:

      Beautiful photos! What an amazing experience to have.

    2. Roshena says:

      My family has been meaning to do this for so long!

    3. hi there! we’d love a family photoshoot, we spend so much time supporting each other and having dinners together but all the photos are taken on tiny little digitals by people who by and large have no idea what we are doing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    4. Nicole says:

      Love the picture on the lifeguard chair!

    5. Cathy says:

      Beautiful work! This would be a fantastic experience for my family ๐Ÿ™‚

    6. Sine says:

      Love the candid beach shots

    7. Ike says:

      Amazing photos. So natural looking, even the posed shots! Quality.

    8. Parker says:

      Fabulous! So nice to see the art of photography so beautifully illustrated.

    9. Andrew says:

      Would be nice. So far, we have no special family portraits.

    10. Angie says:

      Gorgeous shots! Definitely going to look into having a shoot with him!!

    11. Tracy says:

      Amazing photos! My family has been looking to take some family photos and this would be perfect.

    12. Kathy says:

      The photos are beautiful. What a great way to capture a family’s love for each other.

    13. Teresa K says:


    14. Carrie says:

      I would love to do a photo shoot with my family! He looks like a great photographer

    15. Sanaz says:

      The photos are just amazing, hope to win this package:)

    16. John says:

      love the photos ! no special portraits for my family at the moment..

    17. Tricia says:

      What cute shots! I’m 25 but winning a family shoot to do with my parents would be great

    18. Stephanie says:

      I have thought about getting pictures of my family for a couple of years now. I think that the kids are about the right age now. Thank you for the chance to win the family shoot.

    19. Linda says:

      This would be great for our family here who never remember to take any pictures.

    20. Helena Hill says:

      Love the photos! Would love to have some great family photos to celebrate our first anniversary of arriving in Vancouver from the UK.

    21. Sherry says:

      Oh my! This would be an amazing win! I would love to have all my kids and grandchildren and brother, sister and neice captured professionally. What an amazing prize. The photos of your sister’s family are fantastic.

    22. Lisa says:

      Love the photos! Would love to create some equally gorgeous memories for our family.

    23. Kyler Storm says:

      This would be great (seeing as taking family portraits of yourself is kinda hard). I’d just have to decide whether to do a before or after (birth of next baby) shoot.

    24. Jen says:

      This would be a wonderful prize to win ๐Ÿ™‚

    25. Jeremy says:

      We have no recent family photos, this would be treasured for sure!

    26. Dilara says:

      Love the pictures!

    27. Nooshin says:

      This photo’s are perfect, I would love to win this great prize!

    28. Shaleen says:

      Photo shoot fun and easy? How can that be? I would love the opportunity to experience one of Michael’s photo shoots and also capturing some beautiful memories.

    29. Shaleen says:

      Photo shoot fun and easy? How can that be? I would love the opportunity to experience one of Michael’s photo shoots and also capturing some beautiful memories.

    30. Kristine says:

      What beautiful photos in “A Day at the Beach”! Michael is a fantastic photographer. We have used him several times for my daughter’s headshots and would love the opportunity to have him photograph our entire family!!

    31. Naomi says:

      Awesome! I love Michael Ford’s shots!

    32. Erin says:

      Lucky me – My two daughters were photographed in the spring by Michael – just before one of them gave herself a wicked haircut – the images make me smile everytime I pass them in the hall – they are full of laughter and personality – gallery quality and timeless!

    33. Oliver says:

      Our family has never had the opportunity to do a photo shoot together – this would be wicked! a great way to capture the essence of our family friends like to refer to as a “circus”!

    34. Sasa says:

      Michael took photos of our family a couple of years ago and we love them.

    35. virg says:

      Will love to our first ever family shoot with my husband and our dog!

    36. Linda says:

      What great fun – a photo shoot on the beach – couldn’t of picked a better spot “heaven on earth” Great shots…

      Would love for our family to have the opportunity of a family photo shoot

    37. Yasmin says:

      wow, this would be wonderful to give to my family

    38. Fernanda says:

      I would love to have a photo shoot with my new husband and stepkids–and my own kids!–to celebrate our blended family and the beginning of a new life of memories!

    39. Michelle says:

      The photos look wonderful. This would be a wonderful gift for my friend who has a large family. Thank you for the opportunity.

    40. Gary says:

      Great photos. I’d love to win this for my new blended family! Thanks.

    41. Ali says:

      I have “only” three kids. Looks like that might be a breeze for him!

    42. Kathy says:

      would love to win the package

    43. Hershie says:

      Michael Ford Photography does great work. I highly recommend them.

    44. Steph :) says:

      You can never have too many family photos!

    45. Johanne says:

      I love that you had your sister and family test the experience for your readers: beautiful photos! It would be great for us.

    46. Rui says:

      need some family pix…

    47. Ally says:

      Those are beautiful pictures! I would love some with my mom and sister ๐Ÿ™‚

    48. Daniella says:

      I’ve always wanted to get family pictures done!!!


    49. Mike says:

      My wife would be so happy if I won these! The photographer is amazing!

    50. Kenny says:

      It’d be awesome to win this for my sister. She’s getting married in January!

    51. Clare says:

      I would love to win this for my friend Megan who has been talking about doing something like this since the arrival of her youngest (over a year ago) but has never had the time to organise it. Her munchkins personalities would shine in a Michael Ford family photoshoot ๐Ÿ™‚

    52. Megan says:

      Thanks Clare, you are wonderful!

    53. Kristina says:

      Would love to win this package! Can’t wait to see my son and daughter emersed in beautiful pictures for years to come!

    54. Emily says:

      Would love to win this package for a friend!

    55. Kathy says:

      This would be such a nice memory.
      The only family pictures I have are when my girls dad and I were married,ten years ago…
      I have not been able to afford to have one taken of the girls and I

    56. Elaan says:

      This looks like excellent photography! ๐Ÿ™‚

    57. Beth Crossman says:

      I thought Michael Ford only did head shots! I’d love family photos… fingers crossed!!

    58. Jhaydee says:

      I would love it if I won this!
      Just a couple weeks ago did me and my friends have our photos taken.
      This is such a great idea. My family do the usual; in a studio.
      Change is great, especially since we’re located in such a beautiful city! :]

    59. Chris says:

      This photoshoot would be an awesome way to capture some great memories!

    60. Ruby says:

      This would be a wonderful opportunity for my parents to finally get a family photo done!

    61. Danyka says:

      Haven’t had a family photo done in ages!

    62. Bonnie says:

      Beautiful pictures. It’s almost that time to get those family photos done. ๐Ÿ™‚

    63. Erica says:

      The photos you took are breathtaking and I would love to have this oppurtunity

    64. Ine says:

      Would love to win the shoot. I still regret not getting some sort of shoot for my wedding…

    65. Michelle says:

      Love the casual look and feel of the approach Michael used.

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