The All American Family
As a photographer I strive daily to continue learning my craft while pushing the creative envelope. I will be starting a personal project of my own called "The All American Family".
I will be looking for those wishing to be a part of this project. Here's the kicker, I would like to work with those who have "Non-Traditional" families. Those wishing to be a part of my personal project will receive a free portrait session.
Why "Non-Traditional" families?
Because I myself came from a non-traditional family. I grew up in a Blended Family. I had 2 moms and a dad. My biological parents were married for a short time, divorced and my father remarried. My biological mother had (2) sons and (1) daughter from a previous marriage before my dad, then had me. When my father remarried, his new wife had (2) sons from her previous marriage. Needless to say, I had a lot of siblings! Try explaining all of them to your friends at school, it wasn't always easy. I tended to draw out a lot of diagrams.
I am now part of my own blended family as my husband and I both brought (1) daughter each to our marriage. My daughter Madison and his daughter Lexie are considered "Our Kids". I don't see Lexie as my "step-daughter" and he doesn't see Madison as his "step-daughter". We have both girls living with us full-time, we are one big Blended Family. No children of our own, which was by choice, both our choice and God's choice.
That you have the reason for my personal project "The All American Family", I am looking for local families in the San Diego area as well as those living in the surrounding Riverside and Orange County area that would like to participate. Other families located outside of the above mentioned locations will be considered if funding allows for travel.
You may be asking yourself, "Does my family qualify as a Non-Traditional Family?". Here are some quick examples of non-traditional families that I am looking for, if you can think of any that I may be missing shoot me a comment below and tell me your story!
Please keep in mind that the portrait I will be taking of your "Non-Traditional" family will be a part of a personal project I am doing and will be visible on my website, social media pages as well as other forms of publications. Participants must agree to allow their portraits to be proudly displayed in both print and digitally without hesitation.
If you are interested in participating, please complete the form below. Please provide a brief description of your "Non-Traditional Family" when completing the form. You will be contact in a timely manner if you are picked for this project.
Please feel free to pass this blog into your friends and family as we all know someone who has a Non-Traditional family .... here's hoping they would like to participate!
Heather J. Potter