As I sit here surrounded by work and things on my to-do list, I was emailing with a client and asked if she wanted to pick up her order on Sunday. She reminded me that the morning was fine, but as it was MOTHER’S DAY she would be busy later in the day. Right…I didn’t forget that at all! Hahaha (sorry Mom)! That got me thinking about all the mothers I have had the honour of meeting this year. I have met some truly courageous women who are struggling with so much and yet they still give all they have to their children. I am honestly in awe of these women! In honour of Mother’s Day (and my 100th blog post which coincidentally is this one!), I will be running a contest with the winner to be announced on Sunday. If you know a very special mom you would like to nominate send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me her story and why you think she deserves to win a photo session with her family. We all know one of these women. Maybe it’s a single mom down the street who always has a smile and a cup of sugar to lend even though she’s struggling herself. Perhaps you know a mom fighting cancer who just can’t catch a break, but she still manages to gather the strength to deal with all the poopy diapers, meal prep and playtime that has to happen to keep her family going. I look forward to reading the stories of those nominated and the upcoming photo session with the winner!
On a side note: for all you Dad’s out there who (unlike me of course) forgot that Mother’s Day is on Sunday, I do sell gift certificates and there is still time to get one and score major points with your wife! We all love flowers, books, breakfast in bed, dinners out, spa days, but why not give her something out of the ordinary and walk away with photos she will treasure forever that show off the bond she has with her beautiful children? I’m sure that a thoughtful gift like that would not go unnoticed and I never have to tell her you only realized it was Mother’s Day today and picked up your certificate on Friday afternoon…just sayin…hahaha!
Prize Details (because you probably want to know what you’re signing her up for right?):
-FREE 90 minute photo session
-15-25 image proofs in an online gallery to choose from
-3 gift prints from Ashleigh Wells Photography
-5 high resolution digital negatives on CD
-5X5 custom leather album designed by Ashleigh Wells
Not so fine “fine” print:
-winner must be willing to sign the model release allowing me to post photos from the session on my site and/or blog
-winner must be able to redeem the prize before August 31st
-Ashleigh Wells reserves the right to choose the winner based on the story that touches her the most
-prize is non-transferrable and if the initially chosen winner cannot claim the prize it will be given to the runner up