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:
“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.
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.”
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:
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!