Hi there Edmonton moms!
Every summer we look forward to photographing women for our A Mother’s Beauty sessions.
An opportunity to be photographed from a place of love to celebrate and empower women in their postpartum journey.
We’ve set the date for our 2017 session and have a release date for interested mamas to apply.
Sessions will be the evening of JULY 6TH, near Stony Plain.
We will be opening applications for moms who would love to participate JUNE 8TH at 1:30pm.
Mothers of all ages, shapes, ethnicities, and sizes welcome.
So, if you would love to participate in the 2017 A Mother’s Beauty series, here’s how.
1)Set an alarm on your phone or put a note on your fridge so you’re ready to apply when June 8th rolls around. These spots fill fast and except for a little bit of selection to ensure a variety of ages, we accept applicants on a first come, first serve basis.
2)At 1:30pm, information and a link will be posted on Facebook, Instagram, and our webpage for you to complete your application form. Once you’ve completed your application you’re done for a little bit.
3)We will review applications, select our mamas and send you an email to say you’ve been chosen. At this time, we send you a model release to complete. You also email transfer your $20 participation fee. Once we’ve received your e-transfer and your completed model release, we will send you a verification email that you have a place and will add you to the private Facebook group for this year’s sessions. If you do not respond within 24 hours, we pass your place along to another mother.
To answer a few FAQs
Q. I’ve participated before and loved it! Can I apply again?
A. Sorry, we know it’s an amazing experience, but we want to give other moms the opportunity to participate.
Q. Do I have to sign a model release?
A. Yes, we do these sessions to share, so we need a full model release signed for you and also for your children if you choose to include them.
Q. How much does it cost to participate?
A. These sessions are essentially free of charge. We donate our time to these sessions because we are mothers and believe in this series. We do collect a $20 participation fee to (hopefully) eliminate any no-shows and to cover costs for snacks.
Q. Where are the sessions held?
A. A Mother’s Beauty sessions are shot on private property (the same location as #thegrainshedstudio), which is 6 miles west of Stony Plain, AB.
Q. I’m not comfortable stripping down to my bra and undies with strangers, can I cover up a bit more with an unbuttoned shirt/etc?
A. Short answer….no. This project is to showcase postpartum bodies, so while you’re more than welcome to wear less than a bra and undies, that is the maximum amount of clothing.
Q. Do I have to bring my kids?
A. We leave that entirely up to you. Children under six are more than welcome and often come along.
Q. I want to participate, but cannot have images shared publicly because of my work……
A. We understand that some workplaces do not allow for participation. We do offer private A Mother’s Beauty sessions where you may choose for images not to be shared. If you’re interested, please let us know and we’ll send you the information. Private sessions are not free of charge.