This is a really triumphant moment for me. I have been successful in convincing D to participate in a family photo shoot. You know he is not a big lover of the camera and will always do his best to sabotage photos with a goofy face. Every. Single. Time.
The gorgeous and talented Tameka from Tree Pretty Photography has taken our photos before. Last year she did a photo shoot with what I thought were going to be all my children. D got out of that one. You can see last years shoot here. Little did I know that I was soon to discover we were expecting one more! Now we really do have all of our children, our family is as big as it is going to get, so it is of ever increasing importance to me to secure that illusive family photo. A photo with us all in it. A photo where we all look normal and like we love each other. A photo that we could even put on our wall and not cringe every time we walk past it.
Tameka is running a freakingly good value promotion on the 16th November, which is in 2 weeks! She is offering mini photo shoots on the beach. You get a half hour time slot with 5 different ‘poses’ and the high resolution, edited photos in both black and white and colour will be emailed to you to do with as you please!
Now, there are a few great things about this opportunity.
- If you have a crabby photophobic husband like mine, he will be far more likely to participate in something that will be over very quickly. You can give him a massive guilt trip until he says yes.
Me: What, our family is not important enough for you to give up half an hour of your day?
- Couldn’t be more easy for the goofy non-model people. Walk in, walk out. She has heaps of ideas ready to go. Tameka has ‘The Eye’ and knows what will look good and work for your family. She will tell you what to do and you just need to bring the smiles and have fun. Practice your photo face in the car on the way to the beach.
- Sunny or overcast, the setting could not be more beautiful.
- Do I really have to point out how unbelievably cheap the deal is? $50! That is super good. I was pulled in to take those portrait photos in the shopping centre recently. They were asking $80 for ONE PHOTO! And that is it, no digital file, nothing else. Crazy. (I remained strong though – ‘I’ll just take my free one please’) $50 and you can print, share and reprint as many times as you like.
I went into the shoot with a mental note of what shoots I wanted to get – the family, the kids, the boys, the babies, me and D, and little Crazy Hazey. That is 6 shots instead of 5, but I am super dooper lucky because I am good friends with Tameka’s sister, so I think she was extra generous with me.
We started off at the beach. Unfortunately, the weather was very unkind to us. It was as hot as Hades and blowing and absolute gale. Hair blowing everywhere, sand all up in our eyes, babies crying. We got a few shots in but decided to do a re-shoot in the park on a less windy day. But don’t worry, weather looks good for 2 weeks time. I checked.
Here are some photos from both locations. I think you will agree that they both make a spectacular backdrop. I personally love the green woodland type background more than the beach! But don’t worry, if you like the trees better too, I am pretty sure Tameka is planning another event like this in a park soon. How lucky am I? I kind of got a 2 for 1 deal! Now let’s see if I got the 6 shots I wanted…
Me and D.
So there you have it. Beautiful photos once again. Thank you very much Tameka! Please, if you are on the Gold Coast or planning to visit on the 16th and have half an hour up your sleeve to create some lasting memories, or just looking for a great photographer, do yourself a favour and call Tameka from Tree Pretty Photography. You won’t be sorry!
Which ones do you like?