Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Need a Smile Giveaway Winners! (Chester County Children's Photographer)

In the last 10 days I have had the tremendous honor of reading the stories of some amazing people. People with resilience, determination, hope, unfailing love and faith. Each nomination deeply touched my heart. Everyone who emailed me did such a wonderful job of conveying how this gift would truly put a smile on the faces of those they love who are struggling, or have struggled in some way recently.

I have read the nominations over and over trying to decide who the winner of the free session should be and what I have decided is...they are all winners!
Yes, you read that right. Each of the 6 nominees will be receiving a free session. And here is the reason why.

I know that I could have just put names in a hat and drawn out a very deserving winner, but Christmas is about hope, unconditional, unfailing love and the gift and blessing of a Savior. My family and I have been richly blessed in so many ways and by so many people this year and this is just one small way to share and show the love, hope and faith I have with others.

Over the coming months I will introduce you to these wonderful people and will joyfully display their smiling faces for all of you to see.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Need a Smile Giveaway (Photography Giveaway)

Last year at this time I gave away a free session to a very deserving family in need of a smile. And this year I'm doing it again!

Do you know a family, a couple, a child or anyone for that matter, that could use a pick me up in the form of a FREE photo session? If so, I want to hear about it.

I have been so blessed by this business and all the wonderful people I have had the sincere pleasure of working with and this Christmas season I want to share that blessing.

Maybe you know of a family that has been struggling with illness, job loss or some other difficult situation, and family pictures would bring some joy back to their hearts and faces. Whatever the reason, if you know someone deserving I want to hear the story.

From today, December 4th, until December 14th, I will take submissions. Please email me at with the story of why your nominee should be the winner of the free session. Please be specific. I don't need to know every little detail, but you need to convince me that your nominee is the most deserving. "They are good people" won't cut it. You don't have to be a spectacular writer or perfect speller, just a person who cares enough about someone you know to tell me their story, in a persuasive way, in the hope that they will be given this gift.

I will choose a winner by December 15th.

Please spread the word about this giveaway by email, Facebook and word of mouth as you see fit.

I look forward to hearing about some amazing people in the coming days and putting a smile on the face of the winner(s).

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010

"P" Family (Chester County Newborn Photographer)

I was thrilled to recently get to photograph my first set of twin babies! These two precious peas belong to a friend I used to teach with, his wife and three year old princess. I was SO excited when they contacted me to let me know they had had twins and wanted me to come and take some pictures.
What a gift this Christmas! Most of the session the babies were alert and wide awake, but we finally wore them down to get their Christmas picture.
Their very proud big sister wanted to be in every picture, and at one point pouted because she couldn't hold them (see one of my favorite pictures below). She is going to be a huge help with her little brother and sister, and I have a feeling mommy and daddy will need the extra hand!

"P" Family...thank you for trusting me with these precious moments in your lives and enjoy your preview!