Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tis the Season (to give away)

Every year when the holiday season rolls around I find myself thinking of two words more than I normally do. Those two words are Service and Thankful. For some reason at this time of year I become a little less self involved and I realize not only how blessed I am, but how in need many others are.

It is that time of year again, and once again I have that strong feeling of wanting to serve and help others over and above what is normally done. This year I am trying to think of any way I can to give a little hope and happiness to those who need it.

One of the best ways I've found to serve others is to think of any talents or abilities I have then to think of ways I can brighten someones day whith those talents and abilities.

When you're having hard times, I'm sure getting family pictures taken is the last thing you'd think of. Yet, spending a little bit of time with your family just smiling could be the bright spot that changes your day and makes things a little better, even if just for those few moments. I've put together a very special portriat package (details below) for families who need their spirits boosted that I'd love to give away - but I need your help!

I want YOU to tell me the stories of those you love. Think of all the wonderful families you know and tell me who deserves this fun little package and why.

Email entries to me at sarahgarner.photography (at) gmail (dot) com by Thanksgiving Day. I will read all entries and choose TWO winners by Monday November 30th.*

Both winners will receive:
A full 90 minute family photoshoot
25 free 4x6 prints of their choice
1 free 8x10 print of their choice
1 Photobook including all images from the shoot
1 CD of fully edited images from the shoot to make additional prints as they desire

There is no limit to the amount of entries you can submit so if you know 10 families who deserve this send them all!


Also! If you think of a talent YOU have that you'd like to give away, post it on your blog and link it back in the comments section and you'll receive a family shoot for only $50! I will also choose one winner for a FREE family shoot from these entries! If you don't have your own blog but still want to give something away - let me know and I'll post it here!

I can't wait to hear from ALL of you!!

*I will not disclose any information from these entries unless I receive permission directly from the family entered. Permission to share information does not have to be given in order for the family to win.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

...and then life happened

I always have all sorts of ambitious plans for my weekends, and then they come and go and only a fraction of what I've planned gets completed. But that's okay - at least some of it gets done.

This weekend was a busy one. We had lots to do to clean up our house since our kitchen is DONE!! (okay except for the cabinet doors - but who needs those) That's right folks, we officially have a kitchen back!! (I'll put pictures up soon)

Then there were two birthday get togethers Friday night and of course HALLOWEEN Saturday!

Sunday we had the blessings of these two adorable little ladies, and another birthday party!


Thank goodness I had Monday off or I would have gone crazy trying to get ready for my class that started last night. It will be M-Th. for the next 5 weeks. from 5-10pm
meaning I'll be gone from 7am - 10:30pm every day. FUN! Okay, not really, but looking at the bright side: it's only 5 weeks.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Matt & Elyse Sneak Peek

Elyse was one of the winners of the photo shoot giveaway I did a month or so ago! Her little family was so much fun to shoot!





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