Seizing opportunity / FALL SESSION SALE

Seizing opportunity / FALL SESSION SALE

When the opportunity to toss my two preschoolers, my pit bull dog, and my own self into a car and drive 14 hours to a cabin in the mountains in Central Colorado for 5 weeks this summer arose, I grabbed on.

What’s the worst thing that could happen? (Don’t answer that)

But then a brilliant idea struck. If I’m basically taking the summer off, I’ve gotta fill my fall calendar NOW.

And so I present to you, the SUMMERTIME UNPLUGGED FALL SESSION SALE.

What's missing when YOU take the family photos

What's missing when YOU take the family photos

I’m here to tell you about a major revelation I had during this week of solo parenting all over Central Texas.

As a professional documentary photographer, I lugged my 600-pound pro Nikon along with me everywhere we went, determined to make great photos that reflect the realities of our “week full of adventures.”

BUT I FORGOT SOMETHING CRITICAL. When you are your own family’s photographer, there’s something important missing. YOU.

Now, stick with me – this point is actually a bit less obvious than it sounds . . .

Let's talk MONEY | the investment in documentary family photography

Let's talk MONEY | the investment in documentary family photography

Let’s just go ahead and discuss the elephant in the room: MONEY. Money is a factor, right? We get tempted, then feel guilty about spending on something that isn’t a necessity. Some things vary so much in price that it’s hard to even figure out whether the particular one you want is “worth it.” And when it comes time for family photos, we may wind up hiring that mom down the street who’s recently picked up photography and offers what seems like a really good deal.

But is it?