Our lives are filled with movement. We are always in motion in one way or another. So why, when it comes to photos of our families, especially our kids, do we try to get everyone to sit still? Why not embrace the movement and motion of our lives and be open to creating some art?
There are many ways we can show movement in our pictures.... in many of the pictures we make, we can feel the motion regardless of how it's captured.
But my personal favorite by far is to capture that little bit of motion blur.
If done intentionally it can add a little extra something to a picture...
To convince you that our lives in pictures don't need to be stiff and still and flawless, I am offering a round of what my kids have lovingly dubbed "Super Speed" micro minis. These will not be for family photos. They will be 5 to 15 minuted micro sessions to create a single piece of motion filled art that can hang on your wall eternally. You can scoot, run, rollerblade, skateboard or bike.... or whatever else you think of that gets you moving. Any family member can participate, even the 4 legged & furry ones if you desire a piece of art with your running buddy.
I have 8 spots and they will take place on June 1st, on the Transcona Trail just behind Oxford Heights Community Center. The time slots will be fairly lose (I am going to schedule them every 10 minutes, but please allow some grace as this isn't an exact science. There is an awesome park at Oxford Heights that can occupy little people if needed), and I will have stand by options for anyone who doesn't manage to grab one of the 8 spots.
With these sessions, you will receive an 8x12 archival print, matted with an acid free archival mat to fit an 11x14 frame, with the option to upgrade to an 11x14 matted to 16x20 if you want to go big or go home. You will also receive between 2-4 digital files for you to share on social media or print more of if you so chose. Due to the nature of these sessions, the cost will be per participant. If we have time, we can attempt siblings together but my focus will be individuals.
I know, I know.... get to the cost already.
$75 per person. This gets you your 8x12 artwork and your 2-4 digital files.
Want to upgrade your print size to the 11x14 matted to 16x20? Cool - add on $25.
Want additional copies of your art to gift to family members? Awesome, add on $20 for 8x12 or $40 for 11x14 (as long as they are ordered by the deadline... I can order additional copies after the deadline, but they're $35 for 8x12 or $75 for 11x14)
So let's ditch the stiff and proper portraits in favour of capturing our lives in motion.
Watch the Facebook Event for updates on the event itself (like if we need a rain date) as well as a map on how to get there if you're not familiar with Transcona.
Want to grab your spot? Email me ASAP as I'm only guaranteeing 8 slots. Payment is due in full to secure your spot. If there is enough interest then I will add more time or a second date.
Cheers friends. I look forward to making some art with you that you can proudly hang on your wall for a lifetime.