Monday, February 18, 2008

Photography for Everyone Else!

Mary Kate McKenna
is a fantastic wedding photography and those of your that can nab her for your weddings are extremely lucky, but she is also a true photographer that has a love for the craft and sees tremendous beauty in everything she can point her camera at. So for everyone else here is a terrific contest being held by Mary Kate, that I think is uber neat! if I had a little one, i would SO be entering.

What is Day in the Life?
A Day in the Life photo session is a great way to document a very special time in the life of a child and their family. A session can start at any part of the child's day- when they get up, when they eat breakfast, or after they wake up from their afternoon nap. We can take photos of them playing, taking a bath, and sleeping… anything that goes on in a typical day. It's really fun to do, and it is a great is a great way to share with friends and family what an average day is like in your home. Sessions last about 3 hours.

What’s the Contest?
I’m looking for some great stories! I want to hear about how you, your friends, family, or co-workers spend their weekends. Are they lazy days, spent on the couch reading and making cookies? Are they jam-packed, full of swim lessons and soccer practices? Bike rides, birthday parties and dog walks? A little of everything? I want to know!
Be as brief or as detailed as you’d like. I’d love to get to know these families through what you write. Be creative! (but truthful!)

What Do I Win?
One lucky family will win a Day in the Life photo shoot with me valued at $500. This includes

  • A photo session at your home/park/any place you choose on March 1, 2008 within 60 miles of DC
  • Hi-resolution CD of 50 images, in both color and b&w
  • Online digital proofs hosted for 3 months on Pictage.com to share with family & friends
  • Coffee table book of your favorite 25 images

Who Will Judge the Contest?
Some awesome people!

Jaime Windon- Better known in DC as the Blonde Photographer
Kim Seidl- San Diego photog, and one of my dear friends
Marissa Flaxbart- My best friend since 7th grade, and a fantastically funny writer
My Mom- Enough said!

What are the Rules?
1) Anyone can enter friends, family, co-workers, or even their own family
2) Only one entry per person
3) Photoshoot will take place on Saturday, March 1st- they must be available on that day!
4) Photoshoot must be within 60 miles of DC
5) E-mails must be sent to me, at MK@MKMcKenna.com, by MIDNIGHT on Friday, February 22nd. E-mails must include:

  • Subject heading needs to be “Contest”
  • Introduction to the family you’re entering and your relationship with them
  • Story about the family and kids (and pets!) and why you think they should win, and what goes on during a typical Saturday at their home
  • A photo of the family
  • Your e-mail address and an e-mail of someone in the family

6) A winner will be chosen by the judges and will be announced on Monday, February 25th on my blog.

So spread the word!

Feel free to blog this and e-mail this to friends, family, and co-workers- everyone is invited to enter.

If you have any questions, e-mail me, MK@MKMcKenna.com.


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