Valentine’s Day Special- Ottawa Valley Photographers have a Special Treat for you!

More people get engaged on Valentines day than any other day of the year. Satistics from the US (Sorry can’t find the number of Canadians) estimate 4,000,000 proposals will be heard today!

So we have a deal for you!
Celebrate your engagement by booking your engagement session on sale!

valentines day special

Book your Engagement Session with Special Treasures Photography
between Feb 14 – Feb 28 2013 (session must be completed before Dec. 31 2013)
and you will recieve:
1 hour session, at a location of your choice
15 images of your choice on DVD
(includes a letter granting you the right to print)
Free facebook Cover photo (created with images from your session)
Free 16×20 print of your choice.
All for $125.00
Plus, after your e-session is done if book Special Treasures Photography for your wedding we will give you $100.00 off your package.  Valid for booking made between Feb 14 and Feb 28 2013 only.  Engagement sessions must be scheduled before Dec. 31 2013.  Dates and times are subject to availablity.

So you’re feeling too fat to be photographed . . . Sharing My Friend Teresa Photography’s Blog.

As a photographer I often hear “Oh I don’t like having my picture taken”  I myself say the same thing, that’s why I like being behind the camera too.  Today, I came across a blog post by a photographer from NC, named Teresa Porter.  (

I found myself stuck by her post.  So much so I e-mailed and asked her permission to re-post her blog here for you to read. Teresa, Thank you for allowing me to pass on this message.

Now those of you who know me will probably be saying “Oh lord she doesn’t have a clue! She’s not plus size” and you are right, but I have insecurities about how I look in pictures and this blog while it is titled “So you’re feeling too fat to be photographed . . .”  can apply to every insecurity that a person can have about having their photo taken and why we need to get past it.

So you’re feeling too fat to be photographed . . .

Listen. I hear you. You’re a few pounds heavier than you like (or a 100lbs heavier than you like). I completely understand how you feel.  I get that same blah feeling about myself when I think about booking new head shots or long overdue pictures of me and Justin.  Precious, I even picked a career that has me permanently behind the camera rather than in front of it.  Seeing myself in pictures actually produces the faintest sick feeling in my stomach.  Isn’t it amazing we can see the beauty in our best friends, sisters, mothers, and aunts without the slightest thought to their flaws . . . but can obsess for hours on our own imperfections?

Read More Click on the title above or “Read More” to read her full blog post

Teresa’s blog is really inpirational, and I encourage you to read her other posts too.  She is the type of photographer that inspires me both as a photographer and as a person!  Thank you again!

If you would like to know more about Teresa, her company is My Friend Teresa Photography (which by the way is an awesome and adorable name!) You can find her Blog at:

Reposted with permission from Teresa Porter, of My Friend Teresa Photography.