I am pretty sure you are not totally surprised by this post since I have been working on this idea for a while now but the time has come to officially launch the Wirken Photography Normal Day session. The idea here is to bring my story telling documentary photography to families and document a slice of their lives as it happens……..normally.
If you remember, my good friend Brooks Whittington did one of these for my family about two years ago. You can see it here. It was simply amazing to have such wonderful memories captured of that time in our lives. I just went and watched it again as I was writing this and the pictures have so much more meaning to me now than they ever did with as fast as our two little boys are growing up. There is something to how these sessions produce images that no portrait session ever can. Those fleeting moments that are so unique to each family.
Being able to use my documentary background in this way has re-fueled a passion in me with portraits. The bottom line is I come to your house and spend a few hours literally being a witness to your family as they are. With no posing or direction from me I make images that are truthful and real. Everything from a playful expression, a tear, a hug, timeout, nothing is left out. The result is a documentation of that time of your life as you remember it.
So what we are doing to launch this idea is offering up sessions for the upcoming holiday season at a discounted price! We think this would be a great alternative to traditional holiday family portraits which you can still use for holiday cards as well as a great gift idea for grandparents.
Wirken Normal Day session-$500 if booked between now and Dec. 31th 2010– a $750 value. This includes up to four hours shooting time at your home or on the go with Tyler, an in-studio viewing session, and a DVD slideshow of images set to music. Other products available ala carte.
If you are ready to shake up the idea of the family portrait call or e-mail the studio to set up a planning session.
(816) 582-8954, firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a recent session I did for a lovely little 18month old and her family. Enjoy!