As promised I am excited to share with you our 2009 family photos.
We had a two day window of opportunity to have a family photo taken. There were two days at the end of August when our whole family would be home together – the only two days all summer! The joys of having young adult/college age children!
Fortunately for me my friend Meg was available too. You have seen Meg’s beautiful work here on the blog several times. She is the one that took the amazing photos of Tessa, the beautiful Pretty in Pink Sweet Sixteen Party photos and fun pictures of me in my kitchen over at iLashGirls.
I am going to be sharing some helpful tips and hints for getting ready for a family photo later this week but I want to let you know about an amazing giveaway first and then the photos – I promise!
My friend Meg of Megan Elle Photography is a lifestyle photographer.
In her own words Meg describes lifestyle photography as:
“An art form that rewards imperfection and praises the candor of life. Like its counterpart, traditional portrait photography, lifestyle is concerned with significant rites of passage. It does not however, demand they be viewed in rigid perfection. Put simply, lifestyle photography is slice of life photography. With a focus on details and story telling, it is a moment, an expression, a gesture, captured to convey emotion and meaning. Lifestyle photography invites viewing life honestly and beckons its beauty to be embraced.”
I love what Meg created with our family photos. I think she captured who we are as a family,the bond and love that we share and the separate and unique personalities of each member.
Meg’s work is different than the traditional, dare I say, somewhat boring studio shots. Believe me I have plenty of those on my walls too and they definitely have their place but lifestyle photography brings more life and emotion to your pictures.
I love, love, love what Meg did for us and I hope you will too.
The best part is that Megan Elle Phot0graphy is giving one Homebased Mom reader a FREE lifestyle portrait session in the month of October. Just leave a comment and tell us a slice of life moment you’ve enjoyed today. A random drawing will be held October 1st – that’s Thursday. Session will be scheduled within the first two weeks of October, so if you plan to enter please ensure your availability. This giveaway is valued at $250.00!!!
Prize includes session fee and proofs only. All other prints and products are sold separately. Winner must reside in the Portland area and be available for session in first two weeks of October. All Megan Elle Photography’s standard policies and restrictions apply.
Receive a second chance to enter by sharing this giveaway on your blog. Just leave a second comment with a link to your blog post!
If you do not win but would like to book a lifestyle session with Megan Elle Photography between now and November 21, 2009, mention seeing us on Your Homebased Mom and have your 4 x 6 proofs upgraded to 5 x 7′s. Sessions are limited.
Now here are our photos. We went with a more urban look and feel to our photos this year – love it!
Here are some of my favorites! It was hard to choose!!
These shots with the great lighting on the train tracks are some of my very favorite.
Wouldn’t you love to have your photo taken by Meg? Be sure and enter by leaving a comment below and if you don’t win I hope you will consider using Meg for your next photo opportunity! Check out her blog for her amazing senior portraits, wedding and maternity shots! Scroll down through her blog and you’ll get a sneak peek at the cover of my soon to be released for sale College Cookbook!!