This past August I made a special announcement in regards to the direction Ten·2·Ten Photography would be taking in the future. One of the best things a photographer can do is to specialize in their craft. Newborn photography, family photography, wedding photography, and boudoir are all very different types of photography and just because you could use the same camera to shoot all those different events doesn’t mean you should. Capturing and creating memories is a huge responsibility for the photographer – and when I decided to master the art of wedding photography, I left behind the responsibility of capturing family memories for the other photographers in the GTA who have chosen family & children as their area of specialty.
This past August, I began referring all portrait inquiries to colleagues of mine so that I could focus on wedding photography. Since then I have had countless returning portrait clients and previous wedding clients asking for portrait sessions of varying types. Apparently my heart was softer than I originally thought and I continued saying “okay” to “just one more session”. As much as I loved photographing these sessions, I still found myself busier than I wanted to be with portrait-based workload and I was unable to focus as heavily on wedding photography as I wanted to.
So it is with a heavy heart that I must state that effective today, January 25th, 2012 I will not accept any bookings for family, newborn, children, maternity or non-bridal boudoir sessions.
The only exception to this rule applies to winners of any current Facebook Contest. (Every contest varies, the types of sessions available will be described in contest details). Furthermore, the portrait sessions any contest winner will receive will be shot in natural light. Yes folks, the props, the backgrounds, the lights – they have been sold! My in-home studio no longer exists; however, I’m sure my husband is happy to have the space back in the house!
Again, a huge thank-you to all of my previous clients. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I’m confident that the colleagues I have recommended to you (for your future photographic-needs) will create precious memories for you that you will cherish for years to come! Although I am sad to see everyone go, I’m thrilled to know that you are all now in the hands of truly talented professional colleagues of mine. I do love portraits, but my true passion is for weddings! I will enjoy photographing the occasional natural-light portrait session for all the awesome Facebook contest winners out there and, of course, as a hobby, but for the time being, I am looking forward to spending 2012 focused on weddings, weddings and more weddings!
I will, however, make an exception for any current or future contest winners. As many of you know, I love having elaborate contests on my Facebook Page where the winners often receive elaborate prize packages. I will always offer full portrait services for any contest winners.