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Contest Closed, thank you for all the entrants!!
If you haven’t visited my blog in over a month, then you aren’t aware of the cool new thing I’m doing on here to reward my viewers. Each month now has a theme- and around that theme, I sponsor giveaways for my own photography and for local vendors. Last month was engaged couple’s month, each week I hosted a contest to give away an engagement session. I loved getting the emails from my readers telling about their special proposals and such! We also sponsored a one day contest giveaway for a local bakery- a whole dozen gourmet cupcakes! We wrapped up the month by giving away a free disk of wedding images to any client who reserved their wedding date with us on that last day of the month. Phew! It was a BIG month for giveaways- we started the whole themed month giveaways- sprint style! Soooo, are you dying to know what this month is? If you are eligible for the giveaways this month? It’s… drum roll please….
Fall Family Month!!
OOOOh, aren’t you STOKED?? It’s september people- time for family pictures in the gorgeous fall weather! We are only 3 months away from the time to mail out Christmas cards adorned with your family’s beautiful faces!
I’ve got big things up my sleeve for this month’s featured theme. Let me tell you, it’s time to get pumped! This month is going to run a little differently than last:
1st giveaway announcement- Instead of giving away a free session each week, there will only be 1 session given away for the month- BUT… it’s not only a session. It’s a family session grand prize package! It will be a free session, and a full resolution disk of images, and 25 custom made Christmas cards, and 25% off any print purchase!!!!!! Wowza! A giveaway that big needs as many entrants as possible, so the contest is going to run all 30 days of September. There is a catch- if I don’t get at least an average of 2 entrants per day (you can only enter once for the month) then this grand package will be reduced to a lesser package- a free session and 25% off prints and/or disk of images. Still rockin’ but not as smokin’- so you need to get your friends and other family to enter too so that I can give away the grand prize! Let me tell you how you enter and how you win.. it’s simple but involves a little more work on your part:
You enter the grand prize by commenting on this post. You must leave your name and email address. You must mention who told you about this contest giveaway (full name please!) and if not a person, then how you found out about it. Lastly, you must tell me why you and your family want this prize- whatever the reason. Let me give you an example:
Comment: “My name is Sally Smith, my email is email@example.com. I found out about this contest from my friend Billy Black. I’m new to your website and blog but I’ve indulged in your delicious photography and let me tell you- I’m in love. I’ve never had pictures of my family look like the photographs you take. All I can think about now is what a dream it would be to have such incredible photographs of my family on my walls and on a disk to cherish for years to come.”
Winning is something you can control this month. Last month I picked winners at random since all their stories were equally great. This month, if you want to win- be the most to refer new entrants! (Hence why in the entry submission you have to give the full name of who referred you). Your entry counts for yourself obviously, but if you were referred by somebody, your entry also counts for that referrer. I hope this is easy to understand. So Sally would get one entry, and Billy would get one for her as well. If Sally wants to win, she knows that Billy now has at least 2 and she only has one, so she must go out and tell her friends and family to enter and include her name as the referrer in the submission. If Sally’s friends want to win, they now have to do the same as well. COMMENTS WILL BE HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC! Your information will stay confidential. I will tally your referrals throughout the month. You may email me to find out how many entries you personally have if you are interested. Make sense? It’s simple right? Enter for yourself, then get your friends and family to enter too. If I get minimum 60 different people entering the contest for the month of September then the grand prize will be given away. Less than 60 the smaller prize will be awarded to the person who has the most entries. Questions? Email me or call me, I’d be glad to answer anything.
2nd announcement: Don’t think that the grand prize giveaway is all that will be happening this month! I love random one day contest giveaways… (hint, hint) so subscribe to the RSS Feed so you are never missing out on the giveaway action! Check back every day!
Let the contests begin!
The Harward’s have been outstanding family friends for as long as I can honestly remember. It was a great pleasure to be able to photograph them and create amazing images for them. They are the nicest group of people are are completely genuine and what every family shoot be like. So meet the Harwards!
A while back when I stopped over at my parents house in Saratoga Springs my sister, Jennifer and her family (minus husband) happened to be over there. I took the opportunity to pull them outside and photograph them for a few minutes. My brother then showed up and I snagged the last shot of him demonstrating his outstanding runway pose (after-which he was told to never do that again.) Enjoy!