When A Session Is A Secret

May 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Now, I gotta say...
When you are hired to do a job for a beautiful, fun family who wants to surprise their matriarch with a piece of wall art, you get a little giddy. You are so anxious to do the session, because you just KNOW that it will be awesome! And then the day finally arrives. You show up, find everyone looking fabulous and ready to be photographed. You are introduced all around to the family members that you haven't met before. You fall in love with them all in a matter of 45 minutes. You photograph the family of 9 in the family room, and then outside in the backyard, on the riverbank. All goes swimmingly, and you are so excited to get home and begin editing. You can't wait to share sneak peeks.

 

Sneak peeks? NO. Those cannot be shared! The family portrait is a surprise, after all, and not only is Jeraldine the Matriarch on Facebook, but she is very active on Facebook and good at being "nosy" (per her family) and finding out things that she isn't supposed to know. Insert big sad face with tears! Not really, but you know...

 

So sneak peeks are shared via Facebook Messenger. Editing commences like wildfire so that the gallery can be shared with the participants ASAP. Everyone must work together quickly to choose which image will become the gift. The decision is made, the print is ordered and delivered to the participants, and the gift is presented to Jeraldine on Mother's Day. All is well, and now the "secret" is out! Sneak peeks can finally be shared! All is now well in my world too. So not only am I sharing images here on the blog, but you should all brace yourselves for possible over-sharing on my Facebook page.

 

Thank you, Jennifer, for inviting me to capture your family and to help create the perfect gift for your grandmother. Your family is top-notch, and I can't wait to work with all of you again!


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