Hi guys and gals!
So I'm officially back from my days off with the other half - did you miss me??
I've had five brilliant days together with my wonder-man, Rob. We celebrated his 21st... ahem, 37th birthday, spent a day playing computer games (both massive geeks!), had a wonderful night in Brighton, a day at Moors Valley Country Park, and a day at Compton Acres. Side note: I can't wait to do my first wedding there in March!!
So what's the reason for this post, I hear you all ask?
Well, when we were in Brighton, we got to walk hand-in-hand and watch other same-sex couples doing the same - it was truly heartwarming. Brighton was the first place where we shared a night away together back in the early dating days. Before we came home, we were stood at the Victoria Square fountain, I was taking a photo and Rob tapped me on the shoulder - a couple were meeting there. What's so special about that you might ask? It was two young guys, one was waiting by the fountain as the other approached, they immediately went to hug and kiss one another, and then the guy who was waiting by the fountain took the hand of his partner and span him around - it was the most romantic scene I have witnessed in a very long time.
When we got home, I was going through the photos on my computer and looked through the photos from our civil partnership back in 2011 - there was probably a maximum of 50, all taken on the phones/compact cameras of our guest as we didn't hire a photographer (doh!) - and it got me thinking... Mainly that I wish we'd had a photographer that day, and about how much it means playing that part in another couple's special day.
I know I bang on about this all the time lately and it's probably driving some people nuts - I'm sorry (not sorry) - but I mean this, that it would be everything for me to be involved in another (or many) gay couple's wedding. I've had two wonderful years of photographing so many beautiful couples with many more to come, but I'm still waiting for the day another gay couple book me as their photographer.
I've tried many ways to attract more same-sex couples to RGW PHOTOS, and almost got there with one. So I've put my thinking cap on again.
I would like to offer a FREE couple's shoot to all you gorgeous gay guys and girls - how's that for aliteration! You don't need to be getting married (just yet!), but ideally be planning it in the not-too-distant future.
What do you get?
- A free (yes, FREE!) photo shoot with me
- All the photos lovingly edited by me
- An online gallery to view, share and download all of your photos
- One mounted 10x8" print of your choice from the shoot
Ideally the shoot will take place in the Bournemouth area, and all travel will be covered, but if you want to do the shoot somewhere else, all I'd ask is for a contribution toward my travel.
If you're interested, get in touch, I would love to hear from you! You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org - message me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/RGWPHOTO - or just give me a call on 07533 401199.
Until next time,