Monday, March 28, 2011

chris & alysa {engaged}

Do you remember the part in Sleepless in Seattle when Annie is telling her mom about how she met Walter?  And her mom says, "You make a million little decisions.  And a sandwich changes your life."

Sometimes it's not a sandwich.  It's an air show.  One little decision and Chris and Alysa found each other when they didn't even know they were looking.    

Congratulations on your engagement, and here's to a lifetime of significant little decisions!

Monday, March 14, 2011

winner winner!

It was so fun hosting a giveaway this week!  Thanks to all my new friends who visited my website and blog and gave such encouraging feedback.  I love giveaways, and sometimes I even enter them.  But I never win (sad, huh).  So before I drew the winners I felt a tinge of sadness and, yes, commiseration for those of you who don't win.  I kind of wanted you all to.  So in light of my bleeding heart, before I announce the winners, let me announce that anyone who entered the giveaway is entitled to 50% off a session fee, if you book it before the end of the month (make sure you mention this offer, because my memory is only so-so).

And now, without further ado, the winners.........

(technical info:  I separated the comments into two drawings, assigned each a number according to the order they were received, then used to generate the random, winning comment number.)

Okay, for real, the winners......

Winner of the 11x16 Mounted Fine Art Print is comment #6:  Corinne! who chose print #4.

Winner of the free photo session is comment #15:  Amanda!  who needs a session for her almost 2 year-old.  I also have an almost two year-old, so we're kindred spirits already.

Congrats!  Contact me, ladies, so we can arrange the details.

Monday, March 7, 2011

it's a GIVEAWAY!

I think it's time to celebrate my official business launch.  After a year plus of portfolio-building, and many many hours spent learning and working on the business side of photography, I am ready to jump in with both feet.  Yay!   With a new blog look, a new logo, a website, and {most importantly, heehee} permission from the great state of Idaho and the IRS, I'm ready to call myself a photographer.

And what better way to thank all my past and future clients than with a GIVEAWAY!  

What can you win??  A FREE photo session!! {including the session fee and collection one, this is a $395 value!}.  Anyone in Eastern Idaho or Utah is eligible....or anyone willing to travel here.  What if you already have a session booked?  Yes, you can enter, too and your session will be free.  

For out-of-staters, you can enter to win a MOUNTED 11x16 FINE ART PRINT!  Choose from the four below and in your entry tell me which one you want to win!

1. Assateague Lighthouse, Virginia; 2. Annapolis, Maryland; 3. Cabo San Lucas; 4. Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Details, details.....Here's how you can get up to five entries:

1.  Comment on this blog post and tell me what kind of session or which fine art print you want to win.

2.  Visit my website, then come back and leave another comment with feedback on my site.  

3.  Like my page on facebook, and come back and tell me in another comment that you have.

4.  Share my giveaway in your facebook status or on twitter, and come back and in another comment share the link with me to your page.

5.  Blog about it!  Then come back and leave a comment with a link to your blog.

Easy peasy.  Are you excited yet?  Giveaway ends Sunday, March 13.  Winners will be announced Monday, March 14.  

Go forth and Enter!

i {heart} faces: best face in february

Of all the photos I took in February, this one in front of our chalkboard is still my favorite.  Love my little angel.

This week on i {heart} faces the winning photos are decided by vote.  So head on over and vote for your favorites!

And while you're here, I'm having a GIVEAWAY on my blog this week! Check it out here.

Friday, March 4, 2011

what to wear {march}

People are often afraid to wear patterns in their portraits, but when done right patterns can add a lot of interest and color.  I love these combinations:  one bold pattern, complimented by a few more subtle ones and coordinated colors pulled from the bold pattern. So don't run from patterns!  They can help you achieve the fabulous, cohesive look you want.