It’s my Birthday Giveaway!

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5 years ago I got the best birthday present ever. I like to joke that his little lady stole my birthday, but I’m happy to share it with her. Leah is one of the most caring, tenderhearted, loving people I know. Her smile can light up a room and her enthusiasm for life blesses our family every day. Happy birthday baby girl!

My baby Leah
My baby Leah
Me and my mommy
Me and my mommy

Yes, that means that today is my birthday as well. 32 years ago I decided to finally grace my mother with my presence 2 weeks late on a day when the AC wasn’t working in the hospital. If you want to give me a birthday gift then the best gift I could receive would if you changed your Facebook profile or cover image to a photo I took or a painting I’ve made and tag my FB business page Emily J Artist and Photographer. Sharing is caring!
Now I have a birthday gift for you! I decided that this year I would celebrate my birthday with a giveaway.

The Prizes:

 

custom painted portrait|digital painting|canvas portrait

One grand prize winner will receive a free on location lifestyle/documentary session, 10 gift prints (8×10 or smaller) and a custom painted portrait printed on an 8×10 framed canvas.

 

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One first Prize winner will receive a free on location lifestyle/documentary session with 5 gift prints (8×10 or smaller).

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Three second prize winners will receive a free on location lifestyle mini-session with 3 gift prints (8×10 or smaller).

***Contest is now closed. Winners will be posted shortly. Thank you to all who participated!***

How to Enter:

Simply comment on this post answering one or all of the following questions. Each answer should be a separate comment and counts as one entry.

What holds you back from existing in photos?

What is your favorite way to display your photos?

What is your favorite photo of you or your family (feel free to share it!)?

You can gain an additional point for sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, and G+. Simply comment with a link to where you shared the post publicly. You can share once per platform.

***Contest is now closed. Winners will be posted shortly. Thank you to all who participated!***

Winners will be selected by a random draw. Each participant can only win one prize. A blog post sharing a video of the draw and winner announcement will be posted July 31st.

 


Comments

29 responses to “It’s my Birthday Giveaway!”

  1. What holds you back from existing in photos?

    The fact that I’m always behind the camera! ?

  2. What is your favorite way to display your photos?

    In groupings on the walls throughout our house!

  3. What is your favorite photo of you or your family?

    One from when my girls were tiny, and a friend took pictures for us at one of our favorite parks!

  4. Shauna Avatar
    Shauna

    I am always the person taking the pictures, when the events are happening. I love to look at all the pictures and remember the event way it happened. It is sad hat I am never in the pictures and I want to change that. I want my child to remember me the way I was and the way I make her feel. And one day when I can’t remember I will find joy in the faces of those I loved.

  5. Ashley blegen Avatar
    Ashley blegen

    What holds me back from existing in photos?

    My self confidence and self esteem. I dont feel like i am pretty enough skinny enough and so it is hard for me to want to document in a photograph that will be there forever this body i dont like most days. I am getting better though for my kids.

  6. Jessica Avatar
    Jessica

    What holds you back from existing in photos? What holds me back from being in a picture would be the fact that I am very self conscious and usually just feel very awkward to be the center of attention.

  7. Ashley blegen Avatar
    Ashley blegen

    What is my favorite way of displaying my photos?

    I would love to display my photos all around my house of my cute kids but i have not had the time or energy to yet but when i do that will be my favorite way! It will be so fun to walk around my house and see my kids beautiful smiling faces every where i turn ?

  8. Jessica Avatar
    Jessica

    What is your favorite way to display your photos? I like putting up collages of photos of family and friends all over my house.

  9. Ashley blegen Avatar
    Ashley blegen

    What is my favorite photo of my family and I?

    It is one we just had taken while visiting family in washington. It is my profile picture on facebook and i love how cute we all are in it.

  10. Jessica Avatar
    Jessica

    What is your favorite photo of you or your family? My favorite photo was not professionally taken but one my father took of me and my boyfriend. My boyfriend is in the military and had been gone for a year and this picture is a reunion picture, taken when he finally returned home. It’s my favorite because you can see how happy we were to be re-united and it really speaks for itself. Everyone always points out that we do not have many pictures together, because it is only the two of us we normally have to take selfies and that is pretty much how all of our pictures together are taken – with close ups of our faces and a part of someone’s head cut off in the picture. This is one of the few full bodied pictures we have , you can’t even see my face in it only the back of my head as we are hugging each other but the emotion in it is there and I just love it.

  11. wendy artman Avatar
    wendy artman

    What holds you back from existing in photos? I’m usually the one behind the camera taking the pictures. 🙂

  12. wendy artman Avatar
    wendy artman

    What is your favorite way to display your photos? Framed and on the wall….or dresser…or entertainment center…or bookshelf….or in a scrapbook… Okay I really like displaying photos LOL

  13. wendy artman Avatar
    wendy artman

    What is your favorite photo of you or your family (feel free to share it!)? Oh I don’t know if I can choose ONE! I guess one of my favorites would have to be a candid I have of my oldest daughter when she was about two. She is sitting next to our dog with her arm around her comforting her as they look out the sliding glass door. The dog was upset because she could see the neighbor’s dog and my daughter was reassuring her that all was well. 🙂

  14. carissa Avatar
    carissa

    fun contest! I’m the one taking the pictures! Pinning this also.

  15. carissa Avatar
    carissa

    Favorite photo: My most recent family photo taken at Galveston Island, Tx.

  16. carissa Avatar
    carissa

    I’m not in the photos because I’m usually the one behind the camera!

  17. carissa Avatar
    carissa

    Sorry, I think I duplicated a previous answer. I have a few different ways I like displaying my photos. ..I have a beautiful black and white photo that is enlarged and framed that I love. Makes a statement!

  18. Sandi Wilbourn Avatar
    Sandi Wilbourn

    I used to have a wall of photos until we moved to GA. I love having pictures on the wall.

  19. Sandi Wilbourn Avatar
    Sandi Wilbourn

    I prefer not to be in pictures because I am very self-conscious about my appearance. I would like some good pictures of my family with me in it but they don’t usually turn out.

  20. Sandi Wilbourn Avatar
    Sandi Wilbourn

    I just prefer not to be in pictures as I am very self conscious about my appearance.

  21. Sandi Wilbourn Avatar
    Sandi Wilbourn

    I have one picture of me and my youngest son that I absolutely love from 2 years ago. I tried to upload it but it didn’t work. It was just a snapshot outside on a hayride. We were having fun! I wish I had some other candid type fun shots of my family.

  22. What holds you back from existing in photos?

    Nothing holds me back, I like being in pictures…however having the ability to actually look cute in them, that is a separate problem.

  23. What is your favorite way to display your photos?
    I really like putting them in keepsake books to look at and compare to year after year. I am VERY behind however and really need to get on that.

  24. What is your favorite photo of you or your family (feel free to share it!)?

    Our last professional style photo shoot…which was technically me using my fancy equipment and editing skillz, is framed over our fireplace mantel. I love that picture. It had so many memories and to me says 1000 words.

  25. What holds you back from existing in photos?

    I usually say because I’m the one behind the camera, but in all honesty I have never been comfortable about the way I look.

  26. What is your favorite way to display your photos?

    I love having family photos on my walls, sadly I have none of the 4 of us together.

  27. Rebecca Bentley Avatar
    Rebecca Bentley

    What holds you back from existing in photos?

    I’m embarrassed by my weight. It keeps me from being in pictures and I’m missmismissing out.

  28. Rebecca Bentley Avatar
    Rebecca Bentley

    What is your favorite way to display photos?

    I love frame collages on the wall. I’d love canvas prints.

  29. Rebecca Bentley Avatar
    Rebecca Bentley

    What is your favorite photo of you or your family (feel free to share it!)

    We did newborn pictures 6 months ago. My older son has his hands over his ears because the baby wouldn’t stop crying!

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