Darcie Maranich Photography Giveaway

Oh, friends.  I am so excited I could almost burst.  I’m going to start at the beginning of the story.  You see, back in January, Jeff’s work travel got in the way and I had to cancel my family’s portrait session with a favorite photographer friend of mine who was only in town for a short period of time.  I was sad and frustrated about it because I couldn’t find another local photographer whose work I loved.  To my griping, my husband responded with a suggestion that I consider taking our family portraits myself.  Photography has always been an interest of mine, but I didn’t have the caliber of equipment or technical training I’d need to achieve really high quality images.  After giving it some thought, Jeff and I decided to invest some time and money into building a business out of my hobby.  Ever since January, I’ve been doing just that and my hard work has finally come to fruition in Darcie Maranich Photography.  Today is the day I finally get to announce that my photography website is live.  Exciting, right?!  I hope you’ll click over and take a look.  It is, after all, the best Tucson photographer website in town!  My husband says so, anyway–and who am I to argue?  It really is an attractive site that both my handsome husband and I have put quite some work into.  I’m so happy with the way it turned out.  Here’s a preview.

Tucson family, senior, maternity, child photographer | Darcie MaranichI have even further exciting news for locals.  That is: to celebrate my launch, I’m giving away a free family portrait session to one local lucky winner.  It’s so easy to enter, too.  You don’t need to leave a comment here (although I always love comments if you’re so inclined).  All you have to do is click over to my Darcie Maranich Photography Facebook page and like it.  You’ll see an update there announcing the giveaway–be sure to comment on that update to be entered to win.  A winner will be randomly chosen next Friday, August 15th.

Even if you don’t win, you can still score a pretty sweet deal because I’m offering a $50 discount on Individual and Family portrait sessions through September 30th when you mention promotion code LAUNCH at booking.  It’s a great time to get your family portraits done and ready for holiday cards and gift giving!  I hope you’ll consider booking a session with me during my introductory special offer.

If you’re not local, I’m sorry but I got nothin’ for ya.  I will, however, gratefully accept Facebook likes and feedback on my new website.  Thanks in advance for your support, friends!

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