Monday, December 08, 2008

Cans for Comments

I've been writing in an online community since college...when people are feeling like they have nothing to write and no one is leaving them any notes/comments they often put our a quick, "Ask us anything!" post and then they get a ton of comments and a lot of things to write about (answer) the next time they post. visiting Justin and Mary's blog from my Google Reader, and now Anne Ruthmann's blog, I see that the photography community is jumping on the commenting bandwagon in a pretty awesome way! Cans for Comments was started by Chris + Lynn and here's the scoop. Leave us comments (preferably you can ask us some questions about life, love, photography, kids, whatever...) and for every comment left we'll go out and buy that number of cans and donate them to the Acton Food Pantry which gives a free bag of food to families in need that show up on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-5:30pm. As a super special extra bonus Mike and I will also do one big long post where we answer all your questions!

Sample questions:
How come you two don't kill each other working together?

Why do you both wear black crocs to every wedding?

So, click on comments below and get in your questions before December 12th...we'll buy the cans AND answer the questions!


  1. Why haven't you bought a D700 yet? Why haven't you bought a D700 yet? Why haven't you bought a D700 yet?

    Are you going to bring your ringlight to my wedding?

    Ummm. Yeah, I'm not getting married, so Why haven't you bought a D700 yet? Why haven't you bought a D700 yet?

  2. Okay okay, you know I'm a blog stalker but not usually a commenter. But I'll do anything for a good cause. Here is my question: As a (very) amateur photographer with a really nice camera (Nikon D60) what accessory should I ask for for Christmas to help improve my skills?

    I'll try to get Greg to comment too! :)

  3. Anonymous10:49 PM

    How much do you charge for photographing a wedding usually (a range is fine :))?

    Are you willing to travel for destination weddings?

    How did you get such amazing vision?! (Your work is absolutely beautiful!)

    Will you donate one can for every question I ask? :-P

  4. C'mon, we don't bite!! We just want to donate some cans! :o)

  5. Anonymous12:53 AM

    How old were you when you started photography? I'm 25 and always wanted to get into it but never actually got around to it because I've heard it's expensive to get started in. Do you think I'm too old to start now???

  6. Anonymous12:54 AM

    ... Do more than one question per comment count or should we leave 1 question per Comment?

  7. Katie S.9:03 AM

    What a cool cause! OK, here are my questions.

    What is the funniest moment from all the weddings you've photographed?

    How your favorite moment to take pictures of during weddings?

  8. You know I love your blog!! And I love a good cause, so here it goes:

    1. Where's your favorite place to photograph a client?

    2. What's the ONE piece of photography equipment you couldn't live without?

    3. What was the most useful learning tool for you when you first started.

    THANKS guys for donating to such a wonderful cause. I'm going to borrow this idea, because it just spreads the giving during a hard economic time!!

  9. Anonymous9:54 AM

    I don't really have a question, but I just wanted to say that you guys are awesome photographers. I look at your site all the time to see new pictures. I love your eye!

  10. Anonymous11:42 AM

    You are a busy lady: you parent two busy kids, you don't sleep at night due to nursing, you work on pictures full time while your husband is gone Mon-Fri and your weekends are spent taking pics. What motivates you to join and host playgroups and other such "fun" events in your limited free time as opposed to taking a needed nap or watching tv on the couch!?

    Also, what would you say is the hardest thing about photographing weddings for a living?


  11. What is your favorite thing about photographing weddings?

    Awesome idea with the questions!

  12. Besides photography (and kids), what else do you guys enjoy doing in your free time?

    Great idea!

  13. Add a can for me! And if you get a sec come comment on my blog so I can give one for you!

  14. What color undies do you wear on the wedding day? ;)

  15. Anonymous6:02 PM

    What would you have done differently with your wedding pictures had you been the phtographer at your wedding?

  16. How do you keep your vision and creativity fresh? How do you find your style?

  17. Anonymous8:55 PM

    I hope I'm not too late considering it's 12/12...hopefully the cans for comments is valid until 12 :) and maybe I will just post 12 questions...

    -What was the most classic case of "bridezilla" that you've ever seen?

    -Of all the events that take place during the wedding day, what is your most favorite event to photo?

    -What has been the toughest moment, as parents, this far?

    -What was your wedding song?

    -What was the coolest car Mike ever got to drive while his career photographing cars?

    -Family Guy or Simpsons?

    -next child....boy or girl????

    -proudest moment as as photographers?

    -And why do you wear black crocs to every wedding????

    -real Christmas tree or fake?

    -Have you ever seen a bride trip or fall walking down the aisle?

    -What's your favorite canned food????