It’s important to keep childhood friends around you. They are the constant reminders that before you were cool and adult, you wore carpenter jeans and horse t-shirts. That before you knew how to properly operate a straightener and a mascara wand, you surrounded your overly tight ponytail with a ring of butterfly clips and you had multiple flavors of Bonne Bell Lip Smacker lip gloss on a keychain. Oh, was that just me?
One such friend in my life is Susannah, who I have known since elementary school and who moved to DC with her husband right before I moved here to start school. After years of building up her photography business, she opened a studio in Old Town over a year ago. I am constantly amazed at her professional demeanor, her amazing skills, and her really lovely studio. She got some new lights last spring, and I came down for a morning so she could play around with them.
Or these pretty ladies, though, I realize that some of those shots where in the chilly waters of the Potomoc river early one morning, and not in her perfect studio where there is a mirror that makes you grow 5 inches and loose 20 pounds (I have no clue how — but I do a lot of staring at myself every time I stop in).
Ultimately, Suze is a great photographer because she loves people, she loves their stories – wherever they are in them.
Which is why I am so happy to have my first giveaway be one that showcases her talent and one of your unique selves. We are giving away one portrait session (you, your baby, glamour shots, etc.) at her Old Town studio.
- Find Alumbra Photography on Facebook and like it.
- Go to her blog and scroll through some posts and leave a comment on your favorite (or all of them, like me).
- Come back here and leave a comment telling me that you did so. Comments must be left here, and not on my Facebook link to count.
- The giveaway will close next Friday morning and I will announce add the winner at the bottom of this post, but please make sure to leave your email in the comment info (not the part that anyone else sees — just for me!) so that I can let you know you won and give you details about claiming your session.
Note: Because the studio is in Northern Virginia, you may only win if you are able to come to VA for your shoot. Anyone is encouraged to go gush at her amazing work. Also, this is not a sponsored post, just me wanting to share awesome stuff with you.
UPDATE: Our winner is Kate! Kate, I’ll be emailing you with details on how to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who gave Susannah some blog and Facebook love and thanks for participating in my first giveaway on this blog!