Images above: All taken in Havana, Cuba — 1. My grandmother (right) sits with my great aunt (left), with my mother on her lap, 2. my mother as a little girl, posed on a coffee table, 3. my grandfather, “Francisco” Lee.
I am offering free photography for one wedding to a person in a couple (or both) who was the child of an immigrant. The immigrant story is integral to my identity and I want to do my part to give back and honor that community, especially during such a divisive time in American history. My mother came to this country from Cuba in the 1970s with only a suitcase and the wish for a better tomorrow. Without a doubt, I am here today because of her dreams and determination. Everyday I think about the long journey that my mother took to leave the only home she knew and build a new life which ultimately gave me the privilege and opportunities I have now. I know she would be proud (rest in peace) if she knew that her daughter went on to own and operate her own business which aligns with her ideals, while also doing what she loves most: photography.
Although my wedding pricing is already deliberately accessible, I am offering my services for free for one couple because I want to make high-quality photography accessible to a couple who can not, or chooses not, to pour all their resources into their wedding day. The future is expensive, so let’s honor where we came from, and have some left over to invest in our tomorrow!
HOW THIS WORKS
*Be sure to read my Who Are We? page, and if you find yourself nodding “yesssss”, there’s a good chance we share some of the same brain waves… and that’s a good thing for us both!
*To be eligible, your parent must have immigrated to the US.
*One photographer (ME!) will document your wedding day for up to 8 hours. Any additional time, if need be, can be added on for a discounted rate of $250/hour.
*By submitting yourselves to get free wedding photography, you are cool with me sharing any photos I take during your day on my website, blogs, Instagram, etc.
*If your wedding is outside the Southern California area, you cover my flight and lodging. Don’t worry, I always work with my couples to make this cost effective. Out-of-state and international weddings are welcome to submit!
*Deadline: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at midnight
*Winning Couple Notified Sunday, April 5th, 2020