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The Cats-Outta-The-Bag Maternity and Newborn Photography Sale

I posted this photo to my Facebook Page yesterday…

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That’s right! That cat’s outta the bag!

Terra and I are finally, after 4 beautiful, but long years, are expecting our firstborn!  Words cannot possibly describe how ridiculously happy we are!  We don’t know the exact date, or the sex or anything else but that’s just all gravy to the wonderful news that I got one passed the goalie!  So, even though words can’t describe how we feel, there is certainly one way to express our joy – How about a THE-CATS-OUTTA-THE-BAG-SALE!

For a limited time, TLAW Photography is offering the first 10, (yes TEN) people to book either a maternity or newborn baby photo shoot a crazy reduced session fee price of only $99!!!  That’s a $201 savings off the regular price! Or a savings of 67% percent! SIXTY-SEVEN PERCENT!! If my math is wrong…then who cares, you’re saving TWO-HUNDRED AND ONE DOLLARS! Can I make this any more awesome?  If I can, I sure don’t know how that’s possible!  More exclamation marks perhaps!!!

To also celebrate, I’d like to invite you all to attend the Images of Hope fundraising event on March 10, 2012 at Hotel Arts.  Images of Hope provides photographic memories to those families that have gone through turbulent times in trying to conceive.  As Terra and I were once on the waiting list for IVF Treatment, we understand the importance of this and obviously, this cause hits very close to home for us.  I’ve donated 1 maternity photo session and 1 newborn photo session for anyone to bid on.   All money raised goes right to helping fund IVF treatments in Alberta as this cost is not currently covered by Alberta Health.  As you’ve probably heard, IVF treatment is not a cheap alternative, and in many cases has set many families back financially for the joys of raising a beautiful family.

If you have been through IVF Treatment in the past and are interested in having maternity, newborn or family photos taken, I invite you to contact me directly via my contact form above as I would love to offer you a special on my photography services.

As for maternity photos of my gorgeously glowing wife – you’ll have to wait, we’re going to wait until that baby belly gets to massive size before we post any here.  I feel bad for Terra – I’ve got a big head and I think the baby will too!

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Kasandra Klassen Your insurance broker is always the last to know.

Congrats to you both!!!!March 7, 2012 – 6:34 pm

Debby K A big head is an advantage. It leads the way and the rest follows. …Anyway, we’re so thrilled. And what a great idea to offer a sale and to donate to charity. Way to go TLAW Photography!!February 29, 2012 – 6:38 am

shannon Congrats guys!I’m so happy for both of you. :)February 27, 2012 – 1:58 pm

Paula Mikolajow Congrats congrats congrats!!! Super awesome incredible fabulous news! We love you guys!!February 27, 2012 – 1:53 pm

Rezika Zurch Congrats to you both! That is very exciting! I love babies!February 27, 2012 – 11:03 am

And the Winner is….

Charities across the country!  You all made this one of the most impossible tasks that I’ve ever ever ever had to take on and which is why it took me so long to choose a fantastic charity.  And you know what was even more awesome was that there was no replication of charities that were submitted.  Each and every single entry was unique!  At times, I felt as though I should just divide up the money and donate to all of the charities submitted, but alas, that wasn’t part of the rules of the game and I’ve been forced to make a crazy difficult choice.  Who knew giving away money would be so tough!   So it is with extreme happiness that through our panel of expert judges (4 of us in total) we narrowed it down to 3. Then 2. Then 1.  Congratulations to the lucky couple who gave me reason to donate to Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue Shelter!  Heaven Can Wait provides shelter, care and nourishment to abandoned, abused and homeless domestic animals. This includes altering of the animals, providing vaccinations and tattoo addition to identification and treatment of any other health issues.

I’ll be in touch with each and every one of the entrants to thank-you for the time you took to write in and for the enthusiasm with which you gave.  I’ve learned plenty of wonderful new things and learned about many new amazing organizations in our that I would love to contribute to one day.

I’ve been told that blog posts are always more appealing when there’s something visual and not just blah blah blah, so here you go…a wedding that I played 2nd shooter to for the talented Brittany Esther

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melissa woohoo! Great charity :)November 26, 2010 – 10:38 am

Brad That’s awesome Terence! Such a worthy and worthwhile charity. The pictures look sweet too, great job!November 25, 2010 – 11:17 pm

Dhara & Jason: A Couple’s Session

Hey look, yet another single image from a session that I recently shot…this is getting ridiculous so I’ll have to make it up to myself by doing a full blog post one of these days.  But first, here’s a sneak peek at Dhara and Jason’s session.  Love the colors, but I love the love even more…

Also, I wanted to remind all those who are reading this that my contest is still active.  In a nutshell:

1. Donating is sexy
2. I’ve got money to donate
3. Please help me pick a charity
4. You win a free couple’s session with me.

The largeprint:
To enter please email me at: terence [at] tlawphotography [dot] ca (or you can use my contact form) with the following information :

1. Who you are and how you met
2. Why you’d like to win this free 2 hr session
3. What charity you’d like to see the proceeds donated to and why is this charity important? (This part is very important)
4. Please join/like my Facebook fanpage

The smallprint:
The contest closes at 11:59pm on November 20, 2010 and the winner announced on Monday November 22, 2010.  Any submissions after this time will not be accepted.  Sessions must take place within Calgary, Alberta or 30 min drive from Calgary, Alberta (unless you wanna cover my travel cost to go where you are I’m cool with that too – hello to any readers in Jamaica!!).  The session must take place within 6 months of the winner’s name being announced (short deadlines suck). Winners will be selected by myself and my assistant based on the submission that best exemplifies the spirit of charity, love, honestly, warmth and giving.

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Dhara This is awesome!!! I love it. I have been checking out your website everyday, pretty much every hour!! :)November 8, 2010 – 12:03 pm

Giving

I’ve always been a massive proponent of lending a hand.  I’ve probably started no less than 3 blog posts with that a similar sentence over the years and each time I say it, it just helps to reaffirm that belief.  This year is no different.  I’ve been fortunate that my life has been filled with opportunity, love, health, and a network of amazing friends and family.   As such, I’ve always tried to open my heart to others who may need a hand, whether its by helping them to achieve goals, or to provide a mentor to those wish to have one.  I’ve always donated my time as a photographer to many charitable causes for auction, donation of time or through my clients.

This year, I’m looking to go in a different direction and I’m opening up this charitable season as a contest to any and all couple’s (Any combination of 2 adults) out there.  I know there are a ton of charitable organizations out there that don’t get the proper recognition and this is a way to really learn about them.

So here’s the deal, over the past year, I’ve saved up a certain dollar amount (is the amount something I should disclose?) that I’d like to donate to a charity of YOUR choice.  In exchange, I’ll offer up my time for a 2hr couples session at no charge to you (an $800 value).  Having said that, if you feel so inclined to pay me, you should know that the money you do give me goes straight towards whatever charity we’ve chosen to donate to.   So now you’re asking yourself, “so wait a sec…you’re gonna donate your hard earned money to a charity of my choice and you’ll do a free session for the two of us?! What do you stand to gain?! What’s the catch??”.  The catch is that there is no catch.  I’ve never done charitable work with the expectation that I will personally gain from it (though volunteering as a Big Brother has definitely taught me so much more about myself than I ever would have imagined), or that I’ll suddenly win $500,000 (though having purchased a raffle ticket for the 4Kids Lottery may improve my chances of this happening).  I stand to gain a smile, a warm hug and hopefully a thank-you.  Ok, I lied a little…maybe I’ll gain more traffic to my website.  And if nothing else, by asking you to look into your favourite charity, I gain the knowledge that you’ve learned just a bit more about a worthy cause (Wow! It’s pretty high up here on this horse ain’t it!!).  

The largeprint:
To enter please email me at: terence [at] tlawphotography [dot] ca (or you can use my contact form) with the following information :

1. Who you are and how you met
2. Why you’d like to win this free 2 hr session
3. What charity you’d like to see the proceeds donated to and why is this charity important? (This part is very important)
4. Please join/like my Facebook fanpage

The smallprint:
The contest closes at 11:59pm on November 20, 2010 and the winner announced on Monday November 22, 2010.  Any submissions after this time will not be accepted.  Sessions must take place within Calgary, Alberta or 30 min drive from Calgary, Alberta (unless you wanna cover my travel cost to go where you are I’m cool with that too – hello to any readers in Jamaica!!).  The session must take place within 6 months of the winner’s name being announced (short deadlines suck). Winners will be selected by myself and my assistant based on the submission that best exemplifies the spirit of charity, love, honestly, warmth and giving.

You too can also enjoy a couple’s session just like Jillian and Craig below…Ok go!

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Kevin The last image is absolutely amazing. I still can’t come to grips how hard that would be to pull off to get the lighting that perfect.November 12, 2010 – 12:25 am

The Sheane Family « Personality Inspired Calgary Wedding Photographer | tlaw photographer […] please don’t forget about my contest.  I’m giving away a free photo session! Contest ends in just 2 […]November 18, 2010 – 8:05 pm

Jeanette & Chris (and Onchu) « Personality Inspired Calgary Wedding Photographer | tlaw photographer […] one last shameless plug for my free photography session contest.  I’m donating to the charity of your choice.  All I ask is that you submit your entry to […]November 16, 2010 – 9:10 am

Dhara & Jason: almost a year later « Personality Inspired Calgary Wedding Photographer | tlaw photographer […] I’m not leaving this post without another plug for my photography contest for a free session with me.  Just help me pick a charity to donate to.  That’s all you […]November 14, 2010 – 8:14 pm

Cake & Pictures

Recently I was invited to join an amazing network of international wedding photographers on Cake & Pictures.  To be included as part of this group is a crazy-rad and most definitely a humbling honor and something that I’m extremely thrilled about.   Yeah, I know, I didn’t win the title of World’s Awesomest Wedding Photographer but that’s not gonna stop me from being stoked about it.   I’m not the type to name drop but to see my name next to some of our industry’s most creative and respected photographers means a lot to me, and ultimately, tells me that, hey, I guess I’m doing something right!

I’m not all for accolades and high-fives as ultimately my goal is to do my best to please my amazing clients; but I can’t help but turn a shade of awesome-red.  So thank-you to Cake & Pictures for allowing me to be part of your network!

To get a better idea of what Cake & Pictures is all about give ’em a click and take a look!

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Ian & Jacquie Um… have these “Cake & Pictures”” people talk to us. You”ll have that Worlds Awesomest Wedding Photographer title in a flash! (pun intended)

Congrats Terence, you deserve to be named among the best!September 24, 2010 – 10:04 am

Ian & Jacquie Um… have these “Cake & Pictures”” people talk to us. You”ll have that Worlds Awesomest Wedding Photographer title in a flash! (pun intended)

Congrats, you deserve to be named among the best!September 24, 2010 – 10:00 am

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