Photos From My "Free Family Photo Day" - (Warning: 12 Photos)

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  1. MikeBookPro

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    If any of you have been following my thread in General Shop Talk, you know that I ran a "Free Photo Day" promotion this weekend to try to gain some visibility for my brand new photography business. I ended up shooting 12 families (out of 17 who were expected, after some cancellations), and here are some of my favorites from the day. I'll post results from a business sense in the Shop Talk forum later this month.

    C&C would be nice, but I know it's a ton of photos.

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    Good stuff there, Mike!
    Congrats on getting your business rolling!
     
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    Thanks, man! We had quite a few families buy print gift certificates on the free photo day, and a couple have called to book full sessions and/or buy prints already, too. Facebook "fans" have doubled (granted, only about 30ish to start).
     
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    #11's back ground looks awful and blown out. The rest of the shots look pretty good! By gosh, I bet you get some repeat business out of this promo,and even if you don't I'm sure there's the experience and portfolio-building aspects of it.

    What's funny in #1 is the kid is about to drool into mommy's mouth! photo #8 is cute on the kid and the parents in the BG are nice. Shots 9,10,and 12 are probably the best mother and child photos those three moms have!
     
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    That's how it starts.;)
    Good luck to you!
     
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    excellent shots, full of emotion. glad to hear you got a good promo finished, must feel nice!
     
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    #3 is my favorite, nothing better than a child and their dog.
     
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    Some absolutely fantastic shots there. I've followed your thread in the Shop Talk, but refrained from replying because I know nothing about running a photography business, but I agreed with you that outside of a small upfront cost and your time this was really a can't lose type of promotion. Glad to hear that it was very successful.

    I absolutely love #8. If that were my family the free 8x10 wouldn't be big enough I'd have to order something bigger and give the 8x10 to grandma. I do wish that ever so slight tilt wasn't there though.
     

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