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Giving Back – Carla Lutz Photography

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There is something I have wanted to do for quite some time, but I am always waiting for the “right time” or even some down time to put this out into the universe.  Then today, a post came across my newsfeed and I realized that there will never be a right time to do this…I want to give back and offer a free family photography session.

I know that may not sound like anything profound and I’m sorry for starting off so vague.  So, let me backtrack and start from the beginning.  A couple of years ago, a very good friend of ours became ill and wasn’t given much time to enjoy his life and spend with family and friends.  We spent a lot of time with him, holding back tears and making a conscientious effort to really enjoy every moment we had with him.  I hadn’t gotten back into photography at that point, but I look back and am so thankful for the few pictures we were able to capture (even if just with our iPhones) of him holding Tristan as a newborn and Jordan playing with Play-doh on his front porch. 

Justin and I were talking about my photography business and he asked what is was that made so passionate about it.  I was almost embarrassed, but I said, “I feel closer to God”.  I can honestly say that I feel like this is my calling.  I don’t know how else to put it, but there is something that just feels so right capturing these moments in my clients’ lives.  When I’m on a shoot, I get to experience how a family interacts, the mom kissing boo-boo’s, the dad helping tie shoes and the way the little girl holds her brother’s hand so tight as a sense of security in this big world.  I feel like what I do is making a difference.  Sorry if that’s cliché, but it’s the honest truth.  These little looks and grins are what I live for at home with my own family, and I am beyond blessed I am able to capture this for my clients. 

If you or someone you know could benefit from a free family photography session, please send the person’s name, contact information and reason you are nominating them to  I know there are many deserving families out there, but please keep in mind at this time I am juggling two full time gigs and being a mommy.  So, for now, I will only be able to offer this to one deserving person or family. 

*Session must take place within 30 miles of 20602 and will be offered based on Carla Lutz Photography’s availability.

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