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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Minisessions in October! (for a good cause)

I've always been a fan of Vanity Fair. I'll admit, I don't always make it to the end of their articles (I swear, they are novella-sized!) but when I do, it's so satisfying. The photography is always stunning (witness this month's Angelina Jolie on the cover - I'll admit I've spent at least a few minutes trying to deconstruct the lighting setup  they used on her face), and the investigative reporting is some of the best on the newsstand. Plus, in this era of information in bite-sized chunks, it's nice to sit down for a good read. One where you need more than two minutes to finish the article.

So, last month (or July - time passes faster than I thought, I guess) they featured a story on the ivory trade and the declining population of African elephants. You can read the full text of the article here, but I'll warn you it's a rather depressing read. In the struggle between elephants and poachers, the elephants are not doing well. Nevertheless, I highly recommend it. You can also see a slideshow of the related images here.

One line from the article really stood out for me. "But elephants are not human, of course. They are something much more ancient and primordial, living on a different plane of existence." It's exactly how I feel about them, although the author has expressed it better than I ever could. And I'd like to do something to help, no matter how small.

All images on this page were taken by Vanity Fair photographers. Not me. Although, someday, I really hope to see and photograph a wild elephant. 

That's why I've decided to donate part of the proceeds from my October 29 October 30 mini-sessions to Save The Elephants.

Date: Sunday, October 30
Cost: $75 (that's half of my most basic portrait session price)
Included: A 30 minute portrait/family/pet session in San Francisco (exact location TBD), and 5 high resolution files with the rights to print them, put them on holiday cards, or just share with friends and family.
Feel-good factor: For every minisession booked, I will donate $25 to Save The Elephants. And together, we can make a difference.

To book a session, email me at jessica (at) quotidianphotography (dot) com.

I'll update this blog post as the sessions are booked.

Mini-sessions, October 30

12:30-1:00 pm - BOOKED
1:30-2:00 pm
2:15-2:45 pm
3:00-3:30 pm
3:45-4:15 pm
4:30-5:00 pm

Gorgeous light minisessions also available! Might be a bit chilly, but sunset/dusk light is some of the most beautiful and flattering around.
5:30-6:00 pm
6:15-6:45 pm - BOOKED

I hope to see you in October. And together we can do something to help, no matter how small.