Magic Monday: For the Love of Photography

In the Spirit of Valentines, I’ve been saving my ultimate photographer giveaway of the year for this month.

“For the Love of Photography” is meant to be a gift on many levels.

1.  An opportunity for me to pay it forward in the form of teaching others, with full recognition that I am completely indebted to many mentors who have helped me along the way.

2.  An opportunity for one person to learn and experience skills that will help them, in turn, pay it forward to others with improvement in their own photographs for family & friends or for a business.

There is a true magic that happens when I see students begin to understand their cameras, when I see them begin to tap into their own creative ideas completely organic from their own soul, when they realize what they are individually capable of with just a camera, some passion, and their own imagination.  I would be honored to assist someone along that path with the following opportunity:

“For the Love of Photography” includes:

-Weekend private mentor session

(2 hrs. on Friday evening and 2 hrs. on Saturday… one on one in the office discussing what YOU need to learn.  Camera techniques, creativity, editing, or business.)

-Private photography session of yourself! (sat.)

Yep!  You’ll be in front of the camera!  This is good for a number of reasons.  You get to understand what its like for those you photograph, you might learn a few things while I’m directing you, and of course, chances might be that you just might not have very many photos of YOU!  Need a new stellar shot of yourself for your blog or facebook?  An about page? We’ve got you covered!

-Model session of your choice (family, kids, seniors, couples) where we shoot side by side. (sat.)

You can watch how I approach a shoot and direct people, as well as take the reigns yourself and have the opportunity in a non-pressure atmosphere to ask questions and treat the session as a photography lesson experience.  Afterward, we’ll come back and do a quick edit session to a few images and you can see the workflow process of post production.


1.  Session must take place before May 30th, 2010 on a Friday/Saturday combo.

2.  Session must take place in Logan, Utah.  (All you lovely internationals and out of state individuals who have contacted me about private lessons?  This would be perfect for you!  You just find a way to get here and you’re set!) Locals welcome.

3.  To enter, please leave your name and email in the comment section of this post.  Consider this your official “nomination”. (Please do not send an email!  I need to keep everything in one place!)

4.  Deadline to enter is February 22, 2010 at midnight.

5.  Selection details coming soon.

Oh, I’m already so excited!  I’m going to make a new friend!

Happy Valentines Day!

My Valentines Picture for don't get to see the caption though :)
This image was part of my Valentine to Ben... the funny part was that he totally forgot that he was the one that photographed me!

avatarBrooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah. She is a proud new mother to a perfect baby boy. During the day she uses her BM and MM in Music Composition to write silly songs to make small people smile and laugh. During the nights and select mornings Brooke teaches private photography lessons as well as monthly photography classes in Logan, Utah. During the weekend she dreams up crazy and fun photo shoots for her fabulous subjects. Brooke welcomes comments, questions, new friendships, new clients, and new coats and hats for her growing collection.

98 Responses

  1. A while ago I read a post about hands here. I think it was on your old blog. But can’t seem to find it??
    I would lOve to read it again.
    Thanks so much

  2. Oh, I would love to win this! I have been wanting so much to take your classes – this would be perfect! Pick me! Pick me!

  3. What a glorious weekend you have planned and such a great opportunity for learning. I would love for it to be me. Wish me luck 🙂

  4. you are an excellent teacher with so much knowledge. i would so love and so need more inspiration and information from you. fun idea!

  5. This would be an amazing opportunity! You shot my friend’s engagement and wedding pictures, Ryan and Sarah Willardson, and they are gorgeous!

  6. Your pay-it-forward attitude is always so evident. From your classes, to your contests, to THIS amazing opportunity. I think whoever wins will have a fantastic experience with a fantastic photographer. Here’s to hoping it’s me! 🙂

  7. Oh course I have to enter since I so very much enjoyed the other opportunities I’ve had to learn from you!! You really are so generous!

  8. I would love to win this opportunity! I saw one of your ads at Lee’s in Smithfield and I’ve been a fan ever since. I love your work!

  9. I majored in Photography in college and have done photo shoots for family and friends. I really want to start up my own photography business but need guidance from a professional. I entered to win the SOAR Scholarship (that I heard about through your blog.) The SOAR Sister community on Facebook is wonderful and I’m enjoying the large network of women photographers. I haven’t lived in Logan very long and have been wanting to make a photographer friend. It’d be so great to learn from you!

  10. If I don’t get this great opportunity – I still need to take your advance class because the basic class has helped out immensely.

  11. This is just the mentorship I have been looking for and can’t find anywhere here in Utah County. I would love to spend a few hours with my Photography Guardian Angel, Brooke! Your blog tops my list for photography advice. Thanks!

  12. I would love to learn from you! But if I don’t win let me know when your next weekend session is I’m thinking I should get it as a mother’s day gift.

  13. What a generous giveaway! I would LOVE to learn from you – I’m just starting out, and you’re SUCH an inspiration to me!!

  14. WOW, an answer to my prayers! 🙂 You are so amazing Brooke I love your work and think the world of you! You honestly never cease to amaze me! What an amazing opportunity. Winning would be a dream come true! 🙂 I hope I win. 🙂 I wish we could all have this great opportunity! Thank you for being such a great example! 🙂

  15. Hey. I’m a senior in high school and am trying to learn about photography. I’m interested in your photography getaway. Thanks. 🙂

  16. This is sweet! I’ve been hoping to take advantage of one of your classes and this would be even better! Even if I don’t win, thanks for offering this to all of us! 🙂

  17. I know how you love a trade:) Pick me and I’ll babysit for you Saturday afternoon and night of the “session.” Rest assured, I would LOVE your little guy like he was my own grandson!!!!!!

  18. This is just what I am looking for! Brooke Snow, you are wonderful for sharing your knowledge with others….I LOVE YOUR ATTITUDE of openly helping others, rather than selfishly denying others the opportunity to grow because you are afraid it will hinder your business. I want to be able to do what you do….I want to pay it forward!

  19. I would LOVE to be apart of this! Sounds awesome, for whoever wins it! You’re such a generous person Brooke!

  20. Your generosity is truly inspirational. I’ve got a great camera, improved through experimenting on my own and found a hobby that I’ve really enjoyed. Since the purchase, it’s been really fun discussing different techniques with several co-workers and family members. This would be a wonderful opportunity for me to learn even more from a great photographer such as yourself.

  21. I have one photo of myself & am at a stand still in my photography. I heard you say a couple weeks ago that you are stick of all the actioned out photographs. Well, I’m stuck in actions. I want some more know how in the field not OFF! Teach me! Can’t afford your classes yet, but with some help I will get more sessions & take your advanced classes. Help me!

  22. Brooke! You’re so wonderful to teach your talent and skills to others! I admire your work so much! I’m sad you moved to Logan, but I’d travel from Provo for this opportunity in a heartbeat!

  23. I almost missed this post. There is only so much you can learn form reading and practicing and wondering I’m I doing it right or is there more I can do? Those are my questions I have, sometimes frustrating. I live in the area I’m beginner and would love to learn hands on. Your awesome for offering this great give away.

  24. I would love to do this, but I’m not sure how feasible it would be. I will be in town Mar. 12 & 13. However, the 12th is my sister’s wedding and reception that night. Not sure how well that would figure in, but maybe we could work it out. You decide! I would be thrilled to learn to use my new digital better!!!

  25. Oh my goodness! I am so glad that I ran into this post today! I’m barely making the deadline! This would be the opportunity of a lifetime! I have been dieing to take lessons with you!! Please pick me!

  26. I’m sad that I missed this wonderful opportunity. I hope you do it again soon. I’ve really enjoyed your photography and feel inspired just by looking and reading what you have to say 🙂

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