It’s Your Turn To Give ~ Holiday Photography Giveaway
I was walking through the store the other day and my jaw dropped open when I looked down one of the aisles and saw a glimmer of light from a silver tassle. The words “OMG already?” sprinted through my head, … along with visions of me smacking my daughter in the arm for introducing me to the phrase “OMG.” Are the holidays actually that close? But I’m not ready yet, we haven’t even put all the decor away from last year, and worst of all I’m still trying to lose the five pounds of holiday weight from 2009 … and 2008, and 2007, and 2006 … OMG. OMG. OMG.
Yes, the holidays are around the corner and while this time of the year happily fills my life with rich hues of green and red decor, deliciously sweet treats, wonderful holiday music and spontaneous online shopping sprees at 3 in the morning … this time of year is most special to me because it is the season of giving. And giving makes my heart sing …
like chivalrous kisses from a new dad on his daughter’s hand …
the most ethereal light behind two gorgeous people …
and muffled giggles from a super cool toddler who’s wearing a pants hat ~ you don’t know it yet, but this is the upcoming trend of the winter season!!! 😉 Seriously.
I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!!
And to celebrate this year’s season of giving, I’m happy to announce my second giveaway! *HOLLA*
THE GIFT: The winner of this contest will receive a free 60 to 90 minute session of their choice — family (for up to 4), individual, senior, maternity, couple, engagement, boudoir, newborn, etc. at any location in LA/Orange County AND a beautiful 30-page 8×10 hardcover image wrap album. The photos will also be posted in a private online gallery for viewing and will be delivered to the winner on a DVD.
THE RULES: Listen up here’s the catch … this session must be something YOU win to give to someone else!!! I want you to participate in this contest by nominating someone in your life that you feel has earned or is deserving of a free session 🙂
This can be a single mom who has done an awesome job raising her kids … your spouse who has spent his/her weekends volunteering at a homeless shelter … a really sweet neighbor who recently lost their job of 12 years … or a parent who’s lost 50 pounds and deserves a beautiful new set of pictures to celebrate her new look. You see it can be ANYONE, but it MUST be someone who you feel deserves the gift of photography 🙂 And I want you to gift it to them ~ I want YOU to spread the love and give!
HOW TO ENTER: Everyone knows someone who is deserving, so here’s what I’ll need you to send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org OR through my contact form on the menu tab …
1) The name of the person you’d like to “GIFT” and why you think he/she is deserving — it can be a three sentence reason or an essay. I’d LOVE to read it either way 😉
2) What type of session you’d like to give them — remember it can be any of the following: family (up to 4), boudoir, individual, maternity, couple, engagement, anniversary, trash-the-dress, child, pet or newborn
3) Your relationship to this person and length of time you’ve known him/her.
4) Please include your contact info as well as the nominee’s info.
** I must receive all nominations by November 5th!!! The winner will be announced on my blog on Thanksgiving Day ~ yep just in time to celebrate the season of giving 🙂
THE EXTRAS: Because I truly believe that giving to others creates hope and happiness that comes back twofold, I’m throwing in a special free 45-minute individual portrait session to the person whose nomination wins! This session will take place in LA/Orange County and includes an 8×10 print of a favorite image. All the edited images will also be placed in a private online gallery for viewing and ordering additional prints!
Phhhheeeewwwww … I think that’s it!! I’m so excited about this giveaway and REALLY grateful to all who’ve supported me on this photography journey — be it through your kind words, thoughtful comments, by reading my blog, or simply “liking” my Facebook page. I appreciate YOU and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell your stories of love, happiness, and hope through my words and my pictures. Thank you*
Now let’s make this season of giving a special one to remember!
* PS — the above photos are all sneak peaks of upcoming blog posts, so stay tuned!!!