What? I’m giving away ONE “Authentic Love Story” session – the full one-hour session plus one matted 8×12 print.
How? Read the blog post below to understand what this session is all about. If you’re down to enter the giveaway, you need to complete BOTH of these TWO steps. STEP ONE: leave a comment on this blog post telling me something about how you show your partner love nowadays. STEP TWO: post the same comment to the “How Does Your Love Look” post on my Facebook Biz page.
Then what? On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, I’ll announce the winner on Facebook and via email if you’ve left me an email address in your blog post comment.
Fine print: This giveaway session must take place within a 30-minute drive of Red Turtle Photography’s location near Takoma DC, between 2/14 and 3/30/2018.
February is almost here… in a few days you’ll remember Valentines Day is coming, and think… dammit, what should I do this year?
I know you love your spouse. More now than you did back in the day when V-Day got planned weeks in advance. When flowers, date nights, and romance came fast and easy and hot.
It’s a little different now.
You’ve been through a lot together. As the old war vets say in the movies, “I’ve seen some shit, man….”
And you mean that literally. You’ve seen each other with baby poo on your hands (best case scenario here). You’ve seen each other exhausted, broken, and maybe even a little mean. You’ve seen each other kiss boo-boos and change pee sheets and have the most ridiculous arguments with indefatigable preschoolers. You’ve argued over who forgot to RSVP to a trampoline park party.
You’ve been to hospitals together.
You’ve been to banks together.
You’ve seen your friends wed, and divorce.
You’ve sat in those tiny, kid-sized chairs and listened to a teacher tell you stuff about your kid.
You’re happy now to ride bikes with children together, excited to find out the splash park is staying open an extra week in September. You’re not entirely put off by Chip and Joanna renovating yet another Waco fixer-upper.
Those people who embraced and winked at the camera in engagement photos a few/lot years back… what did they even know about loving the way you love now?
And you know as well as I do that the pictures of love out there, outside the warm walls of the home you’ve made together, look so different. They are so well groomed and fit; their rooms are so clean and their kids leave their clothing on. They make it out the door for date night and babysitters never cancel. Their vacations don’t end with a huge sigh of relief to be home. When they kiss, there is no one crying in the background. No one tells them knock knock jokes till they want to scream. They give each fine jewelry that never gets yanked off her neck by the sticky hand of an overly affectionate toddler.
And we know it’s not real. What we have is real. And it’s messy, and it’s funny (except when it’s not, and then it’s Really Not), and it’s exasperating and it demands so much more of us than we thought it would when we started out.
So I’ve got something for you that marches right past the fluff and head first into what authentic love looks like, your love, your life, this thing you’ve built with your blood, sweat, tears and laughter.
Between now and Feb 14 you can schedule a 1-hr Authentic Love Story session for just $200. These sessions are documentary style, you two together in the midst of your real life. And while I take a lot of photos of how your love shows up in your family, I’m also going to make sure to get the two of you together.
Your Authentic Love Story can be scheduled anytime through the end of March, you just need to book and pay the session fee by 2/14. If you book it by 2/10 I can mail you a great little card to gift to your sweetie.
And you’ll get an 8×12 fine art print, professionally matted and ready to frame (artist’s choice), to capture the authentic love you’re celebrating.
(No digitals are included in this session fee)
Afterwards you’ll have the opportunity to purchase what you love in the form of digital files, a la carte products or collections, as you please.
View the 2018 Client Guide for details on collections and a la carte products here.
Sessions are for immediate family only, and are documentary in nature (unposed, meant to capture real life). Sessions must be paid for by 2/14 and scheduled by 5/30/18.