F is for Family Photos: Win a GTA Shoot

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My friend Holly is up to something fun. She's looking to get Ellen's attention. Ellen DeGeneres. And Portia de Rossi's attention, too. I like it.

Holly Sisson is an accomplished natural-light photographer with a gift for catching family moments and full-of-love portraits. (She also does appealing headshots -- I did makeup for a shoot with her client Liz.) Fired-up by the connection between Ellen and Portia in their wedding day vid, Holly started ProjectLove.ca, a chance to win a photoshoot of you and your love(s). She's asking the submission of "a jpeg of who you love and why you want to win a photoshoot," and would die in a good way if Ellen and Portia were able to serve as judges re: who should win. (You can help by tweeting @TheEllenShow about ProjectLove.ca.)

I've been thinking about this ProjectLove.ca. It isn't directly linked to community trade, to building schools for underpriveleged kids, to saving our ecosystem. Yet -- and I know I'm being corny but I can't help it -- it is linked. How? In this texting, tweeting, video-gaming, movie-downloading (don't look at me, my computer can't do that), social-media, online world, we give great mental time and consideration to causes for needy people, dire situations, life-altering issues. But how often do we think to capture a moment around someone we love, with someone we love? Sure we take a gazillion phone or digi snaps of ourselves hanging with our peeps for Facebook and twitpic. But a good, sensitive pro-photog makes photos special, makes the moments she captures special. Corny wind-up? That lovey-dovey stuff feeds the other good stuff we want to do.

I'm thinking of my brilliant folks, and my gorgeous nieces, cousins, aunts. Of my clever, heart-beautiful friends, with their wonderful partners, awesome kids/nieces/nephews, adorable pets. And I wonder... what's all-a-y'all doin' the weekend of maybe -- how's September 5th, is everyone good to be in a photoshoot September 5th?

And sure, Holly would lovelovelove to photograph Ellen and Portia on their first wedding anniversary in August. Who wouldn't? It's all love, baby. And beeyootiful.

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Images completely swiped from ProjectLove.ca by Holly Sisson.

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