YEAR37 . AND A $500 GIVEAWAY

Year37 has officially launched today.  To me, that sounds like a good reason to have a fun giveaway here.  From me.  To you.

Before we get to the giveaway, I wanted to mention I decided to try to give it a go with my own 365 gratitude journal, which I blogged about a little while ago here.  To celebrate year37 and document a few things I am thankful for.  Everyday.  You can follow me here on tumblr.  I will probably also post on Instagram using #364grateful, however I really wanted to see all of the posts come together, along with a few collected quotes, which a little tumblr blog is great for.  Maybe you will decide to follow along?

So... back to the GIVEAWAY.  Here is how it works!

*  Visit the facebook page and if you haven't done so, like us there.  This will entitle you to one entry.

*  If you are already a fan, great!  This will allow you one entry (by clicking the share button in any post or at the top menu bar of the page).

*  Looking for better odds of winning?!  Share the facebook page or post with your friends .

*  Once you have completed one (or two) of the above, leave a comment here on this post telling me how you entered.  (This is your official entry, so please don't forget this step!)

The Fine Print: * Contest closes Saturday, November 10th at midnight.  The winner will be announced the following week. * The certificate is valid for 1 year. * The credit may be used for product purchases, session fee or a combination of both * It may be used for gift certificates * Of course this is open to current clients too who would like to apply a credit to their purchase.

I can't express enough gratitude or thankfulness for each and every one of you I have had the chance of not only working with, but getting to know.   Thank you.  xo

ON DISPLAY | BERNARD CALLEBAUT.

Treat yourself today and stop in at the local Red Deer Bernard Callebaut. Not only will you have a taste of the bestest chocolate ever, but you will meet the nicest people and see some super cute faces on the wall.

BJ and I collaborated on her store display this past winter.  She was in the process of re-modeling her store, making it more her (and the bright cheerful colors are a perfect fit).  We decided on producing some images of local Red Deerians sampling her amazing chocolate.

This display just makes me smile.

And so does BJ :).

Photographing Your Daily Stories. The Class.

You own a camera.  You never pick it up.  And if you do - you sense immediate frustration in the fact that you can't get the shots you want.  So if you did pick it up, you put it back down and your family photos live on your iphone.

Sound familiar?

Due to the encouragement of some of my favorite people (you know who you are ;)), I have decided to take the leap into teaching a BEGINNERS PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS.

What I hope to achieve from this - or more what I hope you get out of this - is the inspiration to pick up your camera and document your daily life in a creative, easy, fun filled way.  In a way that tells your authentic story through your eyes.  For your children.

DATE:  Monday, January 16

TIME: 7pm - 9pm

PLACE: To be confirmed

COST:  $100

You will be required to have a DSLR camera to work with.

WE WILL:

Work at understanding your cameras basic settings, to help you work at getting the shots you want.

Discuss composition and creativity.

Tips on using natural light.

 

Documenting my family is a huge passion of mine and basically how I got started on this journey.  I am super excited to offer this class and can't wait to help you tell the your stories!

This class is limited to 12 participants.  If interested, email me youandme@leighagraf.com.

'Tis the Season.

It's one month today until Christmas. And I decided that anyone who is thinking of giving the gift of photos for Christmas should receive a little bonus from me.  Not just because 'tis the season, but because I think this is truly one of the best gifts a family can have.  They are what I treasure of my family and I am sure most of you as well.  The opportunity to remember moments in time, forever and for always.

So, anyone who purchases a minimum $200 gift certificate (the value of a session) will receive a $100 print credit to go along with it - courtesy of me :).  Up and until December 25.

MERRY WISHES.  HAPPY EVERYTHING.

Contact me at youandme@leighagraf.com to purchase.

Leigha ox