June 8, 2012

Want Free Pictures?

So, I was eating my lunch today and thought "I want to give away a family photo session."

That's right, a full blown family photo session.  No cost to you.  Maybe it's the beautiful blue skies outside, or maybe I've just spent too much time out in the heat and I'm not thinking clearly.  Either way, YOU could benefit from my generous mood or possible heat stroke.  That's right, I'm talking to YOU!"

So you're probably wondering, "What's the catch?"

Well, there are some rules that do apply:

1.  You will need to be ready to step out of your comfort zone.  I'm not going to give away a "Everyone dress up in their Sunday best and smile real pretty for the camera with your head tilted perfectly to one side" session.  I want to do a Lifestyle Session.

What is a Lifestyle Session?  Well, it's where I follow you and your family around, doing some of the activities that make your family who they are.  Scrabble?  Ice cream?  Hiking?  Reading books?  You name it, I'm up for it!  Skydiving?  Errr....I do have my limits.  I capture you smiling at your child, dad snuggling with his princess, or the look of excitement and triumph when Jr. beats you at ping-pong.  The dress up clothes, the rain boots with shorts, mom's hair pulled back in a pony tail with her apron on. The snuggles, the special moments, the real life.  I become a fly on the wall and I capture your family being, well, your family.

We can take the pictures at your home (ideally), a park nearby, grandmas property....anywhere that has special meaning to you.

2.  You need to spread the word.  Because although this is free to you, word of mouth is how my wee business grows, and I could always use some help spreading the word.  How can you do this?

1.  Share this post on Facebook and tell me what your family likes to do together.

2.  Post a picture on Instagram showing/saying what your family likes to do together with hash tag #veronicareeve.

3.  Post about this contest on your blog and tell me what your family likes to do together.

4.  Call your sister, your daughter, your mother, and your father, and let them know about the contest.

Then just leave a comment on this post with your name to let me know how you spread the word.  Don't forget to put your name, I would hate to not be able to track you down.  Easy peasy right?

Now for the fine print:

This contest is open to all/anyone who wants to enter.  However, I will only be able to take the pictures in the Davis/Weber/Box Elder county, Utah area.  So if you don't live in those areas, you'll have to be willing to travel.

Giveaway includes your sitting fee, a 16x20 print, 2 - 11x14 prints, and 4 - 8x10 and 6 - 5x7 prints with the option of purchasing more.

Contest runs until June 15th at 12:00 a.m. MST.  Winner will be chosen at random and announced on the blog the morning of June 16th.

Ready, set, go!!


54 comments:

[*.Manda.*] said...

Amanda Wilcoxen.....we LOVE to go boating, hiking, and picnicing! maybe a lifestyle shoot could include a newborn baby....at the hospital? brother and sisters meeting her for the first time :) thanks
veronica!

Aly said...

We LOVE to go on walks, bring a picnic dinner to the park. Walk around the fishing pond, baking cookies together, and making homemade pizza. Just to name a few.
Fun giveaway!!

Camille said...

I'll be sharing this good news with the neighbors.

Whitney Renee said...

Whitney Baldwin. We LOVE to go swimming at the pool as a family every chance we get! We also like to go on walks and feed ducks :) Posted your giveaway on my FB :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Russia Mission Team said...

Already shared on facebook and plugged your classes as well. I've given out your name to a couple of my photography pals as well so hopefully they'll take your classes. You know me we are always up for pics anytime, any place. I'm working on a display for our vow renewal. I'll spread the word at K2 also.

Nicole said...

I shared on my blog and on FB. If I can't win, I hope someone I know does. What do we love to do? We love to read. Lately we have been making a lot of smores together. Family walks and movies with popcorn are also favorites.

Megan and Ben said...

oh, how i wish i was local! I love lifestyle pics...and i am sure you could capture how a family 'really' is so well.
great idea veronica.
can't wait to see the finished product!

Natalie said...

I shared on Facebook :-)

We love to play games, read, bake, swim, have races, etc!

Natalie Baldwin

auntjan said...

Hi Vernlet,
Saw your free photos offer and couldn't resist. I instagramed a photo of Blair taking a pause from our mucho grande (all grandchildren) slip-n-slide/ cookout, a Healy favorite summer activity. Momsly

Lindsay Barker said...

hey veronica i would love to win this, i was just thinking how we needed some fam pix. So we love to go to the park, ride bikes, get ice cream and we have a weekly family ritual of going to cafe rio and then go get a cupcake... i know weird, but its our favorite.

Jill T said...

I posted on Instagram. We would love to travel to YOU! We also love music, playing outside, picnics, hiking, cooking, going on walks, bike rides, playing games, etc... Thanks Veronica!

Christina B said...

Hey Veronica, it's Christina Bachman. I already posted this to Facebook. I'm so excited about it! We love to go boating or anything to do with water. And of course Paul and the kids love to play video games.

LeAnn said...

First off...it was fabulous seeing you today (is that buttering you up to pick me?!?! Nope! I really loved seein you!) :) Antway, I told my neighbor and put it on fb.....so far! We love to hang out at home, boat, and spend time in the yard!

Aly said...

I posted it on fb, and my blog. Plus texted a few of my girlfriends! :)

Lindsey said...

I shared this on facebook! We are big hikers here - especially along the wasatch front and I know my husband would love some photos of us hiking!

Natalie.Rob.Branson said...

I am sharing on Facebook! Even though we just had our shoot...i would LOVE to have another one :) Here's to hoping we get picked!!!

Libby said...

You're such a generous gal! This will be so so so special.

Jenna said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I love how they capture true childhood! So fun.

Lauren Sullivan said...

Lauren Sullivan. I posted on fb, my blog and told all my family. We love to hike, ride bikes, play softball in the back yard, swim, and especially play tennis together!!

Erin H said...

I shared on my facebook...and we could sure use some family pictures; Our family photographer moved to Alaska! We love to be outside!

Amy Whitney said...

Wow, love your work and would love to win this...our family is in serious need of some updated pictures!

I shared about you on Facebook. Some things our family likes to do are go to the park and swing, swim at Grandma and Grandpa's house and get ice cream! We are in Centerville.

My name is Amy and email is amywhitney85@gmail.com

Andrew & Carlene Wood said...

Shared on my blog. All we do as of late is yard work and grow a garden together. Our little ones favorite is to have dinner in the garden.

Marvett Smith said...

What an awesome give-away! We love horseback riding, and playing softball together in the park. We also love fishing together. I'll share this on facebook and let my friends know about it. Love the pictures you took of us last year and have been hoping to update!

mom/shauna said...

I posted on instrgram.

jess said...

I posted on Facebook..and instagram and told all my family.. right now we love teaching our 2 year old to ride her bike and spending our evenings in the front yard due to our fussy newborn that likes to lie on the grass!!

Rebecca Craven said...

By the way, my comment went under my way old profile name of Russian Mission Team just to confuse you. But we would still love the free family pics for the family events coming up. Reb

Megan Hauze said...

How sweet are you to do this... I shared on my blog {http://hauzefam.blogspot.com/} and I shared it on Facebook and I am spreading the word to my family ;) I would LOVE to win and would love to give you the chance to shoot 3 year old triplets doing what they do best... PLAYING with mommy and daddy. We really love doing anything together. Some of our favorites include boating, picnicing, going on walks, going to the zoo, roasting marshmellows in our firepit. We also love snuggling up for a bunch of books!
I would LOVE to win this!!! Thanks again for even offering.

Steven said...

This sounds great! I talked with my in-laws about it this weekend.

Heather K said...

Heather King. Shared on Facebook.
I have been wanting to have you take our family pictures for a very long time. Our family loves to take walks to the pond down our street, play outside & go to the lake.
Thanks for this amazing giveaway! :)

Stokes Family said...

This would literally be an answer to our prayers!!! We shared on FB and with anyone who would listen!!! =)

Shelby said...

I shared on FB. I would love to win. I'd love pictures capturing memories of my 4 kiddos at this stage. They are so much fun. We love playing outside, swimming, riding bikes, reading books, picnics and just being together. Thanks!

The Kaedings said...

This would be so great for my cute little family, including a busy two year old who hasnt sat for pictures since she was a baby!I shared on facebook and pinned on pinterest! Choose us please!

Brittany said...

Hey Veronica! It's Brittany Marvel. I shared this contest on my facebook and called all of my sisters to let them know too... :) My mother-in-laws farm in South Weber is a special place for our fam, we also love cooking in the kitchen and spending time at the park. :)

Camille said...

Our family enjoys participating in bank robberies, home burglaries, and well executed vehicle thefts. If we are chosen, please bring a bullet proof vest. :)
I shared with friends and family via email.

Camille B.

[BrookeO] said...

Not joking when I say winning this would be a dream of mine!!! My little family is always on the go, I would love for you to capture it all for me to always remember. From our crazy morning routine to our favorite family time cuddled on the couch at the end of the day.
I've shared on instagram and Facebook and friends and family, I even tattooed it on my arm, okay not really the tattoo part but I would!!! This would be a priceless gift!:)

The Taylor Family said...

I love your work and would be so thrilled of we won. We haven't had family pictures since my 2 year old was a baby and I would love playful shot of our family in this moment of time. I have two of the cutest girls and the best looking husband. So pick us. I shared your info on instagram. Thanks Veronica! Mandataylor11@yahoo.com

Emily said...

Like everyone else...I'd love to win! :) Our family loves to go to the park, camp, hike, do anything water related, read together, and of course...eat! Maybe we should take up sky-diving too? Hmmm.... ;)
(Emily Hamson)

Emily said...

Oh, and I did share this on FB and with everyone I talked to today! :)

Nicole Burton said...

I posted on Facebook and told gal friends at work. Love your work. Seen much of you from my friend Carly and cousin Lindsay! Fingers crossed! What we love to do? Pilates, mountain bike, snow mobile, play with our two dogs. Anything really! :) Love, Nicole Burton

The Averys said...

I shared on Facebook. We love going to baseball games, going to dinner, having home movie nights, and taking walks around the fishing pond near our house. -Tonya (Tate) Avery

Kelly Louder said...

Hi Veronica! I've been such a fan of the pictures you've taken of Carly and her sweet "Miss F". I'd love to win this photo shoot giveaway! I've shared on facebook and my blog. My family loves to go on walks, go to the park, play catch, jump on the tramp, cookouts up the canyon, skip rocks at the lake. Kelly Louder

Sharstin said...

oh my--this is bound to be so spectacular....i love. Wells--we love to hike, picnic, make goodies, and eat donuts!...they are a family fav. I will surely share:)

Erin said...

Lifestyle pics?? I've never had them and ALWAYS wanted them! Add the name Veronica Reeve and I'm sold!!
Our family likes boating, playing at the park, having water fights, baking homemade rolls, and reading together/making forts in the backyard. And Veronica? if you're up for it. . .we have season passes to Lagoon. We love a good ride! Weeeeeee!
Shared on instagram and with friends. Thanks!

julie said...

Carly Farnsworth speaks very highly of you and we're in need of photo's so this works out really well. I will put this up on my blog.

thanks so much!

Kellie said...

Kellie Reynolds -kelliesam@gmail.com. What a great giveaway! We love being outside, baking cookies, playing legos, etc. I've posted on FB!

Kelly Thompson said...

Kelly Thompson - kthomp123@hotmail.com
We love to go on family bike rides, camping & feed the duck at Bues pond. Please PICK ME! I've shared this on Facebook & to all my friends and family. PS. We have not had a family photo shoot since our last mini session with you and its been almost (3) years YIKES!

Lflinders said...

I've shared on fb and told family and friends. We love to hike, go for ice cream, dance, take our dogs for walks, rollerblade, play baseball,swim (but no way i'd allow you to photgraph me in my swimsuit lol, play tennis, shoot baskets.

Maura said...

Be still my heart, how I would love to win! We love working in our year, hiking, riding bikes, reading books and play baseball in the backyard (as much as is possible with a two-year old). Shared on facebook, instagramed a tagged photo of my pride and joy, and shared with my mom and sister.

Jess said...

How super fantastic would this be? We LOVE the park, playing outside.. the local fun center and hitting golf balls in the yard. I shared on fb and tagged ya on some insta photos.

thanks
Jess

Teresa said...

Photographing our family would be a challenge, but maybe you'd be up for it :). I have 5 boys ages 6 to 20. The 8 year old is severely handicapped, but has an incredible smile. We love to camp, boat, swim or just go for walks and hikes. We would love to get new family photos. I've posted on facebook about your giveaway. You can visit my website at www.samuelsmiracle.com to see my family!

Andrea said...

yes please! we are in crazy need of some updated family pictures! we loves walks, just got a new dog, are very preggie and are up for croquet and smoothies any time :) awesome giveaway!
sunnyray3@hotmail.com

Elisa said...

Elisa Seely. Our family loves to cook together and we go on walks every night. Our latest family time is swimming together. I love seeing the joy in my children's eyes as they swim a little further each time. I'm sharing this with all my friends and family. Although we don't live in Ogden maybe we could do a photo shoot at our restaurant in Ogden...lots of bright colors:)

Tiffany Bills said...

Tiffany Bills...I know I'm too late, but you know how much I love your work and I am spreading the word as much as I can! I already have a friend who will be contacting you soon, her name is Elisa. Her and her hubby own Zupas...I noticed she entered the contest and said you could take pictures of them in the restaurant, it would be amazing!
You are the best, for real! XO

Sarah said...

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