If there ever was a day that I thought that I wouldn’t see, it would be today. Even from the first moment that I started really getting interested in photography I knew that it was weddings that I wanted to shoot. But, I started with families. I practiced on families. I learned my gear with families. And when I felt like I was good enough to chase a two year old around and still get crisp images; I felt like I was prepared to shoot a wedding. Boy, was I ever wrong, but that is a whole other topic for a completely different post.
But here’s the thing. I hated shooting families. Despised it. But what I didn’t realize then was that I was going about it all wrong. I let it be stressful. I let the Mom’s be puppeteers. I let the Dad’s be cranky. I forced smiles, and I bribed kids with candy. I yearned for that perfect photo with everyone smiling for the holiday card, because… quite frankly… I was scared of the Mom.
While doing wedding photography for a few years now, I have learned so so so much about shooting… about myself… about the type of photography I like to create, and most importantly… how to create it.
So, why am I surprised? Why am I surprised that I’m getting the itch to go back to where I started?
Let me be straight to all of my hyperventilating brides. I am NOT leaving wedding photography. Wedding photography fulfills my soul. It is part of me.
But, I do what to dive back into family photography. But I want to do it my way. The fun way. The… let’s-just-hang-out-and-take-pretty-photos… way. The… let’s-take-photos-of-memories-being-made-not-smiles… way. I want to capture the essence of a family. The way they cling to one another. The way they knew each other’s inside jokes. The romance of a family.
So, I have created a sister-website… if you can handle the appropriateness of that pun… to the j. anne photography brand.
AND BECAUSE WE’RE ABOUT TO BE IN THE HEAT OF THE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY FRENZY THAT IS KNOWN AS THE HOLIDAYS…. I AM OFFERING FULL SESSIONS OF FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE REDUCED PRICE OF $500 FROM OCTOBER 15, 2014 THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2014. (click to view website)
No, it is not a mini session. It is a full one-to-two hour session with the rights to the digital images for $500, which is an $850 value. This deal will only be valid from October 15, 2014 through November 15, 2014.
But wait… there’s more… (ha ha ha… totally an “AS SEEN ON TV” line right there)…
I’m going to give away one free session. Here’s what you have to do… INSTAGRAM THE PHOTO ABOVE. In your caption, you must tag three of your local Las Vegas friends who might enjoy this offer, type in the comment “I want a free family session!!” AND hashtag (#j_annefamily). A drawing will be held one week from today for the free session!!