Michael Ford Photography, Win a Family Photoshoot

Comments 65 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 Miss604.com 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:

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    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!

    65 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. MarinaMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 11:12am PDT

      Beautiful photos! What an amazing experience to have.

    2. RoshenaMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 11:13am PDT

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

    3. kate barazzuolMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 11:15am PDT

      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. 🙂

    4. NicoleMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 11:16am PDT

      Love the picture on the lifeguard chair!

    5. CathyMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 11:20am PDT

      Beautiful work! This would be a fantastic experience for my family 🙂

    6. SineMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 11:21am PDT

      Love the candid beach shots

    7. IkeMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 11:25am PDT

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

    8. ParkerMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 12:28pm PDT

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

    9. AndrewMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 1:05pm PDT

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

    10. AngieMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 1:07pm PDT

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

    11. TracyMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 1:44pm PDT

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

    12. KathyMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 1:57pm PDT

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

    13. Teresa KMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 2:13pm PDT


    14. CarrieMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 2:32pm PDT

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

    15. SanazMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 2:33pm PDT

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

    16. JohnMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 2:33pm PDT

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

    17. TriciaMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 2:51pm PDT

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

    18. StephanieMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 4:26pm PDT

      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. LindaMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 7:05pm PDT

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

    20. Helena HillMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 8:18pm PDT

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

    21. SherryMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 8:38pm PDT

      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. LisaMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 9:23pm PDT

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

    23. Kyler StormMonday, August 23rd, 2010 — 10:31pm PDT

      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. JenTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 2:09am PDT

      This would be a wonderful prize to win 🙂

    25. JeremyTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 2:10am PDT

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

    26. DilaraTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 3:48am PDT

      Love the pictures!

    27. NooshinTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 8:50am PDT

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

    28. ShaleenTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 9:41am PDT

      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. ShaleenTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 9:42am PDT

      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. KristineTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 11:54am PDT

      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. NaomiTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 12:07pm PDT

      Awesome! I love Michael Ford’s shots!

    32. ErinTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 12:19pm PDT

      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. OliverTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 12:59pm PDT

      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. SasaTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 1:00pm PDT

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

    35. virgTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 1:56pm PDT

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

    36. LindaTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 3:58pm PDT

      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. YasminTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 4:03pm PDT

      wow, this would be wonderful to give to my family

    38. FernandaTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 5:00pm PDT

      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. MichelleTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 5:05pm PDT

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

    40. GaryTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 5:09pm PDT

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

    41. AliTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 5:41pm PDT

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

    42. KathyTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 9:54pm PDT

      would love to win the package

    43. HershieTuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 10:14pm PDT

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

    44. Steph :)Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 — 11:01pm PDT

      You can never have too many family photos!

    45. JohanneWednesday, August 25th, 2010 — 6:30am PDT

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

    46. RuiWednesday, August 25th, 2010 — 6:51am PDT

      need some family pix…

    47. AllyWednesday, August 25th, 2010 — 8:44am PDT

      Those are beautiful pictures! I would love some with my mom and sister 🙂

    48. DaniellaWednesday, August 25th, 2010 — 10:43am PDT

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


    49. MikeWednesday, August 25th, 2010 — 10:44am PDT

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

    50. KennyWednesday, August 25th, 2010 — 11:04am PDT

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

    51. ClareWednesday, August 25th, 2010 — 3:51pm PDT

      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 🙂

    52. MeganWednesday, August 25th, 2010 — 5:20pm PDT

      Thanks Clare, you are wonderful!

    53. KristinaThursday, August 26th, 2010 — 11:09am PDT

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

    54. EmilyThursday, August 26th, 2010 — 12:09pm PDT

      Would love to win this package for a friend!

    55. KathyThursday, August 26th, 2010 — 3:19pm PDT

      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. ElaanThursday, August 26th, 2010 — 8:04pm PDT

      This looks like excellent photography! 🙂

    57. Beth CrossmanThursday, August 26th, 2010 — 8:37pm PDT

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

    58. JhaydeeThursday, August 26th, 2010 — 8:59pm PDT

      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. ChrisFriday, August 27th, 2010 — 5:17pm PDT

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

    60. RubySaturday, August 28th, 2010 — 7:22am PDT

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

    61. DanykaSaturday, August 28th, 2010 — 10:49am PDT

      Haven’t had a family photo done in ages!

    62. BonnieSunday, August 29th, 2010 — 3:35pm PDT

      Beautiful pictures. It’s almost that time to get those family photos done. 🙂

    63. EricaSunday, August 29th, 2010 — 3:53pm PDT

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

    64. IneSunday, August 29th, 2010 — 7:51pm PDT

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

    65. MichelleSunday, August 29th, 2010 — 11:28pm PDT

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

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