Couples & Cannabis Project

Couples & Cannabis Project

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I’ve had so many people message me about the current photography and writing project that I am working on for this year! I decided that making a blog post about it would be able to help people better understand what I am trying to achieve with this project. The Couples&Cannabis project is 100% for the couples and can be completely customized to their specifications. Let’s start out with what this project is. I have been a writer for over 5 years now and in the last two years I have taught myself how to photograph. At the end of 2017 I sat down and brainstormed how I could combine my passion for words with my newfound love of photography while bringing a unique project to the cannabis community.

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The first step to being apart of the project is to schedule a consultation with me. During this meeting we will discuss the specifics of the project that I require and also plan out the date, time and location of the photo shoot. I don't want any portion of the project to feel rushed or for the couple to be unhappy with the results - to insure this I have asked the couples to block off at least 3-4 hours of their schedule for the photo shoot and interview. During this consultation we will discuss if there are any elements to the project that you guys would not like to include or add on any extra things you guys would like to incorporate!

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The photography portion of this project is pretty straight forward. I want to give couples a free photo shoot to show their love of each other and cannabis. The location, date and time of the photo shoot are all up to the couples. I ask them to pick somewhere that is special to their relationship; whether that be a smoking sanctuary that is in your living room or a place out in nature that you two love to smoke at. I want these photos to mean something to you guys as a couple instead of just picking someplace pretty to photograph at. The couples can pick up to two locations for their shoots and are allowed to have change of outfits or whatever other props they would like to add.

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The writing portion of the project isn't as scary as it sounds. I have put together a list of 10-15 questions to ask the couples that are based around relationships and cannabis. I do record the interviews to be able to accurately portray your answers (my memory is shit these days so I don't rely on it). The couples are allowed to have access to these questions before the interview if they would like. I have found that some couples find it useful to know the questions ahead of time where others thrive on the surprise of being asked.

I can’t stress enough that this project is for you guys! Every aspect of it is picked out by you guys and customized to what you guys as a couple would like. I wanted to bring a project that helped me expand my skills, but realistically I created this project for the couples and to give them something that not every photographer is willing to shoot. If anybody has any questions or would like to be apart of this project please email me at lindsay@thetravelingstoner.com OR DM me on any of my social medias! Thank you to all the couples who have so far participated and to those who will in the future.

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