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Fall Mini-Sessions! (Update)

*Update*

Hello all! After much thought, prayer, and conversation – Tamrah and I decided that I (Cory) will go to Puerto Vallarta on the missions trip in January. I’ve never been on a trip like this and am SO excited for the experiences ahead!

As far as the mini-sessions go on October 8th, nothing there has changed one bit. Tamrah and I will both be out photographing the sessions, and all of the details remain exactly the same. Down below is a slightly altered promo for the shoot (notice where it says “Cory” instead of “Tamrah”… pretty clever huh?)

 

*Here’s the original post (written by Tamrah)*

So, guess what?!? No, I haven’t decided to give up coffee, silly. I’m going on a trip. A very special trip, in fact. I’m planning to head to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this January. And no, it’s not to get a tan (as anyone who knows me knows, my skin doesn’t take too kindly to sunbathing).

Actually, I have the great opportunity to go on a missions trip! I get to spend time caring for the kiddos there, distributing shoes, showing love. And the best part? I get to take my camera, document the trip, and share it with the world. I get to go on this spectacular adventure with the purpose of using my camera to show what people are doing down there to help and love people.

When some people hear the words Puerto Vallarta, they almost instantly say, “Oh, my! It’s beautiful there! Such a great place to vacation!” And while I’m sure that’s true, as in any place that is beautiful and exotic and full of tourists, there are people who are not able to share in the wealth of a beautiful place like that. I get to be part of a group from my church who is going to go to share love with those less fortunate.

I plan to partner with a lovely vintage couch to raise funds for my trip to Mexico. How, you ask? Well, check this out:

 

And you, my friends, can be a family/couple/individual sitting upon a couch on a field. I’m truly excited for this opportunity. Not only can I raise money for this trip, but I get to do something I’ve always wanted to do: photograph sessions with a lovely, vintage couch in the middle of a big, open, gorgeous field. Not to mention conditions look promising for peak fall color.

Session slots will be available every 45 minutes and will be 30 minutes long. Sessions are $200. Normally, we don’t provide a CD of high resolution images with our sessions, but because of the nature of these sessions, they will be included in the session fee of $200. These high-resolution files can be used for Christmas cards, prints or any other personal use. {In case of rain, Saturday, October 15th is the back-up date}.

Email or call to set up your session time:

photo@ctryan.com

or

651-587-7218

Gracias! Mucho amor, que Dios los bendiga!

Tamrah

Photos for Haiti — Day 2

The second day of our sessions for Haiti consisted mainly of families (so much fun!)… here’s a sneak peek from those sessions:

Poly - February 22, 2010 - 9:52 pm

Amazing work, as always… You guys rock!

Photos for Haiti — Day 1

This last weekend we photographed sessions at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis to raise money for Haiti (February 13th and 14th). After all is said and done, we anticipate money raised to be between $2,000 and $3,000. Thanks so much to everyone who booked a session! Check out the organization that the proceeds will go to: http://www.worldvision.org.

Here is a sneak peek for the first day we photographed… we’ll be posting another blog post for Day 2 soon:

Photo Day for Haiti — February 13th, 2010

Haiti has been on my mind lately. I watch news coverage in the middle of the night while I feed little Jude. It hurts my heart to see people in such need.

The other night after a particularly long feeding, and after watching some of the coverage, I laid Jude back into his crib, crawled into bed and said a prayer for the people of Haiti. And then it struck me. Here I was, snuggling into my nice warm bed, my husband beside me. Our new baby was safe in a crib just an arm’s reach away. Our 2 and 4 year old were sleeping peacefully in the room next to us. I had just chugged a huge glass of clean, fresh water.

I started to think about how lucky I am. How small the worries in my life really are, compared to the worries that the Haitian people are facing. They are facing such heavy worries right this very minute. Not knowing where to go. Where to sleep. Where they will get their next meal. Where their families are. They estimate that there are now around 1 million orphans in Haiti. Wow.

We want to do something.

And that’s where you come in.

On February 13th and 14th, 2010 we will be holding photo sessions all day to raise money for the people of Haiti. If you would like your family, child, selves photographed at a great location (The Guthrie in Minneapolis) for a great cause (the people who have been affected by the earthquake in Haiti), give us a call!

We will be booking 45 minute sessions throughout the day, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Sessions begin at the top of each hour.

All proceeds from the session fees and print sales will go directly to World Vision International (http://www.worldvision.org/).

Drop us an email or give us a call to book your session:

photo@ctryan.com

651-587-7218 (Tamrah)

651-587-6432 (Cory)

Please feel free to pass this note/email on to any of your friends or family that you think would be interested!

Package options are as follows:

1: $75*

45 min session

2: $120 ($180 value)

45 min session
1- 8×10
2- 5×7’s

3: $250 ($320 value)

45 minute session
1-8×10
2-5×7
4-4×6
24 wallets
*Package #1 allows you to pay for the session, but purchase prints ala carte. Print prices can be found here: http://blog.ctryan.com/print-prices/.  All packages include an online gallery, where additional prints can be purchased.

Here are some examples from sessions we’ve done at the Guthrie and the Stone Arch Bridge area:

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Rock the Cause

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Twin Cities teamed up with Rock the Cause to put on an awesome 80’s concert and event to raise money for BBBS. Guests came decked out in their most fabulous 80’s garb. The event also helped to create awareness of the current need for more “big brothers” and “big sisters” in the area.

To find out more about this great organization, visit their website: http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.drLRK6PELoF/b.1637475/k.BEB8/Home.htm