Holy long post. But I’m pretty sure many of you are very, very interested to look it over. It’s the next batch of winners in our Big Photography Giveaway! This has been going on every single day in the month of May and we haven’t missed a beat. We’re over half-way through this now and there is so much more talent to come for the remaining 15 days. If you’re just checking in and want to know what on Earth this is all about, click on the big orange block at right. Before I get to the winners, some important points:
1. Don’t see your name as an official big-time winner? Read closely. Many photographers have big, big offers for others who entered to win. These are some seriously generous people!
2. Some photographers chose based on the comments that were left. Some chose randomly. In fact, several photographers used random.org to choose the winner for them because it was just too hard to pick one winner.
3. Are you a winner? It is up to you to contact that photographer. If you don’t get in touch with them this week, they have the right to choose another winner. You snooze, you lose.
4. The winners are in alphabetical order based — state or country — for your convenience.
5. Don’t forget to keep scrolling down below this giant winners post to see today’s featured photographers (and the weekend’s if you haven’t seen them).
Here. We. Go!
ARIZONA: Jessica Downey | Sierra Studios
Winner: Amy, whose husband will soon return home from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan
ARIZONA: Caitlin Wilhelm
Winner: Kelly Larson, who nominated a friend with four kids.
ARIZONA: ryan young fotografie
Winner: Amy, you were announced as the winner a week ago but Ryan hasn’t heard from you. Please contact Ryan ASAP or he will need to choose another winner. Click here to see the original feature post on his work. As a refresher Amy, you said you would love some updated family pictures, “especially since we have added another child to our bunch.”
ARIZONA: Jennifer Simpson
Winner: Sharon with 2 girls and a puppy
*Jennifer would like to give anyone who didn’t win the option of getting a session for half price as well as an 11×14. Email Jennifer for details.
ARIZONA: Sheila Endsley
Winner #1: Cami MacDonald
Winner #2: Alicia (no last name or city)
Winner #3: Jenny Meyerson
CALIFORNIA: Jennie McGarvey
Winner: Becky N. in Corona.
*Jennie is offering any of my blog readers a $50 local photo shoot. So if you’re in the Corona/Murrieta/Wildomar area, email Jennie.
CALIFORNIA: Kathryn Crawford | Simply Sweet Photography
Winner: Cami MacDonald
*Kathryn would like to extend the offer of a 50% discount on session fees to anyone who mentions “Becky” when booking a regular session through the end of June. (Sessions don’t have to take place before the end of June; they just have to be booked before June 30th, 2010.) It would be the perfect time to schedule a Family Holiday session. Email Kathryn for details.
CANADA: Noel West
Winner: Bianca was already announced as Noel’s winner last week … but … Noel would like to offer half off her regular fee for anyone that is interested. Email Noel for details.
CANADA: Starlite Studio Photography
Winner: Nicole O’Brien who nominated her friends in Watson, Saskatchewan
CANADA: Talia Audenart
Winner: Stephanie from St. Albert
COLORADO: Tami Wilson
Winner: Kim Hawley was the original winner, but unfortunately Tami has not heard from her. So the new winner is … Juanita Hardin in Aurora!
FLORIDA: Stefanie Edwards
Winner: Katie Weas in Jacksonville
*Stefanie has an offer for everyone else that commented on her post: A photo session for $150, which includes 1-2 hour shoot at a location in Jacksonville and a cd with 20-30 full resolution images proofed and edited. Email Stefanie for details.
FLORIDA: Elizabeth Holder
Winner #1: Cathy Ramirez
Winner #2: Karen Peterson
*Elizabeth has a special offer for those who would still like a session, so if you’re interested email Elizabeth for more information.
FLORIDA: Kim Bolyard
Winner #1: Kasiah Banks
Winner #2: Kim Mock
IDAHO: Jackie Charlebois
Winner: Jenni whose husband is going to be deployed to Iraq for a year
*Jackie would like to offer a 50% discount to others who are interested. Email Jackie for details.
ILLIONOIS: Cindi Fatzinger
Winner: Kate who nominated her friend who just had twin preemies.
ILLINOIS: Jennifer Cupp | Jennifer Jayne Photography
Winner: Kairee Yerington
INDIANA: Marinda Fowler
Winner: Jill, who has an 11-year old son and hasn’t had a family picture taken in 10 years
KANSAS: Amanda Trei | Bits of Life Photos
Winner: Robyn V. who nominated a co-worker/friend who has a special needs son in a wheelchair
MASSACHUSETTS: Kelly Swieck
Winner: Tracy V. who nominated Amy & Shane, whose daughter Emily (4) who has a rare form of brain cancer.
MICHIGAN: Jody Sebring
TEN (!!) winners (and the times they commented on Jody’s post): Sarah @ 6:35, Ashlie @ 7:21, Theresa @ 8:58, Natalie @ 9:19, Leanne R @ 9:21, Sandy Burt (a.k.a. Aunt Sandy for Merianne) @ 9:29, Amy (for her dear friend Kim) @ 9:39, Eddie S. @ 9:15, Beth R. @ 5:23, and Dorothy V.
*Jody would also like to offer a $50.00 photo shoot with 30 +images on CD for the first 10 participants who contact her and book a session by mid-October. Email Jody for details.
MINNESOTA: Jennifer Yarnes
Winner: Megan, who nominated her mom Melinda
MINNESOTA: Jacquelyn Senske Photography
Winner: Katy, who nominated her friend/co-worker who is a 1st grade teacher and has also been fighting breast cancer
*Special note from me (Becky): Congratulations to Jacquelyn (the photographer) who just had baby #2 (two weeks early) and barely came home from the hospital this past week!
MISSOURI: Amy Kuntz
*Valerie Hoyle of Richmond was already the announced winner last week, but Amy would like to offer 50% a session fee for anyone who entered to win a session. Please email Amy to schedule a session (mention this blog).
MISSOURI/KANSAS: Meredith Rowley | meredithrae photography
Winner: Starla in Ft. Riley, Kansas
MISSOURI: Matt & Karen Sifford | Sifford Photography
Winner: Brooke Schaub, who nominated her cousin Jackie & family
NEVADA: Luann Wilson
Winner: Amanda D.
*Luann would like to offer all of the families that left a comment on her post, a discounted $60 session. This includes a one-hour Las Vegas or Henderson outdoor session, 15-20 high resolution photos on CD and rights to print. Email Luann to book a session.
NORTH CAROLINA: Alicia Johnson
Winner: Sarah whose family is about to become FOUR
NORTH CAROLINA: Rebekah Tozer
Winner: Amy and her cancer-survivor husband and their miracle baby Ava
*Rebekah would like to offer something to the first ten people that email her, who also left comments on her post. Those first 10 people to contact her are eligible to receive half price on a photo session ($75 value) if booked by Sept 1st. Email Rebekah for details.
OREGON: Danyel Rogers Photography
Winner: Andrea who nominated her parents
*Danyel is offering a 20% discount on their session to the first 5 people that book a session with her. Email Danyel if you’re interested.
PENNSYLVANIA: Gail Bunning
Winner: Lisa H. who just adopted a baby girl
SOUTH CAROLINA: Jill Jarvis
Winner: Missy Boggs
TEXAS: Carissa Hoopes Photography
Winner: Tanya S. in Frederick
TEXAS: Dori Young
Winner: Deana who waited 4 years and have finally adopted their little girl from China
TEXAS: Erin Lohden | soulologie
Winner: Brenda who has two “all-boy” boys
*Erin is offering a $75 print credit to anyone who books a session and mentions the Big Photography Giveaway. Email Erin for details.
TEXAS: Megan Eidson
Winner: Laura Carter
*Megan is also offering $50 sessions for all who entered a chance to win a photo shoot with her. Email Megan and be sure to schedule a session by July 1st (even if the session will be later in the year). Just mention the Big Photography Giveaway.
UTAH: Cindy Whitney | Reflections by Cindy
Winner: Cindy who nominated her sister-in-law who is due on June 25th. This is a newborn shoot that Cindy is awarding in addition to her other winner from last week.
UTAH: Kari Sikorski
Winner: Jenn T. whose husband just had a brain tumor removed
*Kari would like to offer a $75 mini session with one free 8×10 print to all that left a comment on her post that didn’t win the free session. Offer is good through Sept 1, 2010. Email Kari and mention the Big Photography Giveaway to book your session.
UTAH: Holly Cressall
Winner #1: Gabriella who has 10-year-old twins and 6-year-old twins
Winner #2: Paula W. who nominated her daughter and 2-year-old grandson
UTAH: Jen Gibson
Winner of baby shoot: Brooke M. who just adopted a baby boy
Winner of a family shoot: K Roundy who is a breast cancer survivor and empty-nester
UTAH: Haylie Bowler
Winner: Lindsay Jones
VIRGINIA: Photography by Marirosa
Winner #1: “k8″ whose husband died suddenly last year
Winner #2: Chastity whose oldest son has a rare disease
Winner #3: Heather who nominated her friend in Fairfax who is a new adoptive mother and her husband is working overseas
Winner #4: Mara and her husband who are the proud new parents of a 10-month-old from China
VIRGINIA: Heather LaBone
Winner: Dana from Henderson
*Heather would also like to offer others who commented on her post (Ginny, Jennifer, Jennifer Ames, Sheri Daniel & Megan Butler’s sister) a discount on a family shoot. Her discounted price is $50 for a one hour shoot, plus you’ll get 25 best in an online gallery to order prints, etc. Email Heather for more details.
WASHINGTON: Gayle Sholtz
Winner: Megan L. in the Palouse area
**Gayle is extending a discount to everyone who left a comment on her post. If that includes you, the first 10 people to email Gayle will receive a full family session, with disc of images … for only $50. Just mention the Big Photography Giveaway in your email.
WASHINGTON: Jamie Hammond
Winner #1 :Kelli I. (left a comment May 11 9:38 AM)
Winner #2: Aimee (left a comment May 11 10:29 AM)
WASHINGTON: Heidi Lawson | Wishful Thinking Photography
Winner: Melissa, who was recently unable to find a picture of just her with her 6-year-old son for a grad school project
WASHINGTON: Jolie Rodriguez
Winner: Lisa Cole in Seattle