Have a ton of photos of the kids?

Are you always behind the camera?

When was the last time you had a photo of just you and your honey?

Your wedding?  Been awhile huh?

It is one of the most valuable and important relationships in your life.

Your love, all the fun you have, should be captured.

Want a chance to win a mini session for just you and your sweetheart?!?!


Ok, here is the deal.  I have been mentoring an amazing group of ladies online for the last year as a part of The Birth Experience and we are planning a fun little get together in February.  I am so excited to meet these women in person.  I can’t wait to work together, play around Austin, talk shop and just hang out with them. I thought it would be a lot of fun to go out shooting at night as a group, cause, you know, birth photographers LOVE shooting in the dark!  For the photographer, these night sessions are creative, fun and off the charts technically challenging!  Which I love.  So, that is just what we’re going to do.

Now, we need a couple.


That’s where you come in.  Your job will be to hop around downtown Austin after dark, have fun, laugh, cuddle with your honey and basically pretend you’re on a really hot date.  You may have to listen to us talk a bit about boring old photography mumbo jumbo and a few technicalities, but I promise, you’ll have a blast.  The best part, you get to walk away with some amazing photos after a fun night out on the town! And hey guys, how fun would it be to surprise your wife/girlfriend with a fun session as a gift for Valentines Day?!

How to enter:

  • You must be available after 4 pm in downtown Austin, Texas on February 26, 2011.  You do not have to be an Austin resident, you just have to be willing to get yourself here on that date and time.
  • You can only enter for yourself, not someone else.  If you think someone else is perfect and deserving, forward them this link and they can enter!
  • All entries MUST be emailed to lstradtner@mac.com before midnight on January 21, 2010 with the subject line of “giveaway”.
  • You must include the most fun photo you have of the two of you together.  Out of focus and blurry snapshots taken with monkey arms totally count.  If you don’t have a photo, take one.
  • Tell me WHY you are fun, happy, in love and deserving.  I want to hear a funny story or how he makes you laugh or about the funny way she dances.  Something that makes you smile.

The fine print:

Winner will be chosen and notified on January 22, 2010.  Sorry, no cash value.  Winners will be asked to sign a portrait agreement for Life in Motion and model releases for each photographer present for use in marketing, portfolio or as otherwise stated in the model releases.  The only guaranteed images the models will receive will be from Life in Motion Photography and normal mini session policies apply.  Mini session shall include a gallery of images that participants can choose 5 full resolution images to be included on a disk with print release.  Additional purchases can be made but are not required.  Email lstradtner@mac.com for further mini details and policies.  The other photographers in attendance may present photos to you at their discretion.  One entry per person only.

Sorry, Austin photographers are not eligible to enter the giveaway.  However, we will be organizing a meet and greet that weekend and we’d love to have any local photographers join us for that!  If you’d like more info on the meet and greet please email me and I’ll forward you as details come together!